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Old 07-14-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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How do you remove the rear seat back?

I need to remove the back to the rear seat because i am installing a custom sub box. I need Help!!
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:17 PM   #2
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you have a sedan i assume?

bottom of the seats just start pulling up.. theyll pop out in about 10 seconds.. the back of the seats you pretty much do the same thing..theyre all held in by metal clips. just start pullin
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:49 PM   #3
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what he said. I did this last week when installing Schroth harnesses. One tip: when putting the seat back in, you need to put two metal tabs on each side in to their respective slots and then you push down and back on the top and two male pieces will snap in to two female pieces up near the outside top of each side. There is a spring on each side which retains this part once you snap it it. good luck!
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:09 PM   #4
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I really cant get the top half out. Any suggestions? Its pretty hard to pull since I cant get my fingers behind the seats.

Sedan FYI
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
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Ok I got it.

Tip: Pull from the arm rest
(Take out arm rest by pulling up
Remove the leather covering behind it
Put your hand ion there and pull out while also pulling from the top sides. That way you can get your hand in.
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