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post #1 of 9 Old 08-17-2015, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Installing the Rear Seat in a 2-Door

Am I the only one that has problems installing the factory rear seat in a 2-door?

Last night I felt like taking it, throwing it into the street, dousing it in lighter fluid, and calling it a day! 👿

First, when you're putting it in, it is a PITA lining up the front brackets. Then, there is a spring that makes the thing move back and forth, which presumably is to lock it against the rear brackets once latched.

Next, those fawking rear brackets do not latch well. You pull the seat down, and then pull the top back (to engage the latch), and it doesn't latch. Then you wiggle it, and lift it up slightly, and it latches but now it is up too high and latched outside of the bracket!

I do have a rear mat in the back, which makes it a little harder, but it shouldn't be this difficult.

Maybe my patience was dwindling because I just worked for 6 hours Friday and 17 hours on Saturday completing the first phase of my build...

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Any ideas on latching these stupid seats is appreciated.

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Insert the hooks at very front. Then latch the front down; then pull down the seat toward the back to latch the back seat. Then unfold it.

It IS annoying


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It helps to have the front seats slid forward so you can angle the rear seat on the front hooks first

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Hey Cruzcode, that is my experience exactly, so I don't think you're doing it wrong, its just a PITA. Plus that seat is hella heavy and those little hooks like to scratch everything they touch.
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HUGE PITA -- like stated earlier i always have both front seats all the way forward -- then while the front hooks are latched i unfold the rear seat in mid air without activating the rear latches -- once the seat is fully open and swinging on the front hinges i slam it down -- usually works -- i also have the rubber mat in back which seems to make it alot harder to latch in the rear
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Thanks guys. Yep, I've resigned to the fact that it is just a PITA!

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I've never really had a problem, line up the front hooks and slam the back down. Gotta make sure the front hooks are all the way in, otherwise it's not gonna work.

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