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Old 04-15-2010, 09:52 PM   #1
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Removal of rear seat

How do I remove the rear seat? Can someone give me a step by step please?
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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Removing Rear Seat

1) There are 2 clips at the front of the seat, about center of the "bucket" portion, one on each side. Firmly lift the seat straight up. Push the seat belt latches through to the bottom of the seat.

2) The bottom portion will fold upward basically flush with the upper portion. It will spring back down so you have to hold it up there.

3) There is a large nut in the center you need to remove, 18mm deep socket.

4) At each corner there are 2 bolts to remove, the one on the bottom is easy to spot but there is one above it partially hidden. 15mm socket

5) Pull the loop to unlatch the upper portion and lift out. Be VERY mindful of the metal at the bottom of the seat to prevent harming your interior trim.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:39 PM   #3
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Thank you Terry_B!!!!!
I greatly appreciate that!
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:57 PM   #4
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anyone know how to remove the fron seats ?
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:04 AM   #5
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Move the seat forward all the way, Then fold the seat forward, There are 2 bolts to remove in the track at the rear of the seat, then all you do is lift and slide it back to remove the seat, Don't forget the electric connectors.
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:10 AM   #6
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How much weight could be shaved off if you remove the rear seats and front passenger seat?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:47 AM   #7
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How much weight could be shaved off if you remove the rear seats and front passenger seat?

BUMP.........anybody have these weights.......?? Looking to shave weight for some good runs at the 1/4 mile......
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:37 AM   #8
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got the weights

As for the seats......

front seat from a 2LT trim with leather and electric can save ......aprox. 48 lbs.

rear seat bottom is another 12 lbs.

rear seat back is another 18 lbs

for a total seat removal of 78 lbs.......
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:38 PM   #9
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got the weights

As for the seats......

front seat from a 2LT trim with leather and electric can save ......aprox. 48 lbs.

rear seat bottom is another 12 lbs.

rear seat back is another 18 lbs

for a total seat removal of 78 lbs.......
Don't forget the back seat/seat belt anchor bracket, another 10 lbs there.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:13 PM   #10
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Don't forget the back seat/seat belt anchor bracket, another 10 lbs there.

good call. If it to can be removed I will look into that too.

Thinking about the weight drop for next season once I get some drag radials and make an all out attempt at some good times. Gives me another good reason for the driver to drop his 100 lbs.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:27 PM   #11
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good call. If it to can be removed I will look into that too.

Thinking about the weight drop for next season once I get some drag radials and make an all out attempt at some good times. Gives me another good reason for the driver to drop his 100 lbs.
Easy to remove, 4 bolts and one nut. I saw some guy do it in about 2 minutes, he weighed it too!
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:39 PM   #12
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That gets us to 88 lbs for the seats. Plus 100 lbs for the driver. Another 80 lbs for the gas (run on a 1/4 tank instead of full tank). Take out the wiper fluid bottle, another 6 to 8 lbs. remove the engine cover, trunk spare tire cover, mat, and air pump (all good for maybe another 8 - 10 lbs.) empty the glove box (maybe 2 lbs.)

All totaled for 284 lbs. Wroth approximately .3 seconds. That would defiantly get someone into the 13's.
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I'm 2 years late to the party but I will say thanks for the info. I am installing custom fitted seat covers for my LS and it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to install them properly without removing the seats. Gracias Amigos!
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1) There are 2 clips at the front of the seat, about center of the "bucket" portion, one on each side. Firmly lift the seat straight up. Push the seat belt latches through to the bottom of the seat.

2) The bottom portion will fold upward basically flush with the upper portion. It will spring back down so you have to hold it up there.

3) There is a large nut in the center you need to remove, 18mm deep socket.

4) At each corner there are 2 bolts to remove, the one on the bottom is easy to spot but there is one above it partially hidden. 15mm socket

5) Pull the loop to unlatch the upper portion and lift out. Be VERY mindful of the metal at the bottom of the seat to prevent harming your interior trim.
This post is the post that just keeps on giving! Helped me a year ago and helped me again today... I think I may make a video of me removing the seats today
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