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Old 13th March 2015, 05:36 PM
nath nath is offline
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Default d4 rear seat bench

anybody care to enlighten me how the hell you remove the rear seat bench
i am aware of the 3 clips at the front edge of the seat
and removed those easilly
i am now trying to release the rear part of the seat which has either been glued or welded in it would seem
there is some type of clip holding the outside of the seats
but it doesnt appear to want to move either up or down
the only other thing i can see is a bolt which holds the bracket to the body
but this is obscured by part of the seat frame

need to remove rear seat to enable me to thread wiring for rear camera
thanks nath
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Old 13th March 2015, 06:11 PM
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Don't know the D4 specifically, but the standard method on almost all cars is to remove the fixings below the front edge (often a bit hidden in carpet) and slide forwards.
Not sure if ISOFIX mounts can cause a problem, do you have those?
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Old 13th March 2015, 11:57 PM
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ive removed the 3 anchor points at the front of the seat but am unable to lift the seat high enough to look underneath to see whats holding it in place

no idea if it has isofix or not ... but i do have an angle grinder
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Old 14th March 2015, 09:39 PM
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Yep, the angle grinder will do it, but you maybe better off just forgetting the 20p you lost down there
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Old 15th March 2015, 09:46 AM
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finally got them out
stupid idea seats are clipped in at back
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Old 15th March 2015, 10:22 AM
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What sort of clips, where exactly and how did you reach and release them?
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Old 4th May 2016, 09:13 PM
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As mentioned previously, there are three clips towards the front of the bench which just release when lifted.

Then at the back of the bench, there are two hooks, one on each side of the bench. It's quite tricky to unlatch them. You need to press down on the rear of the bench whilst pulling forwards. This then unlatches the bench and it can be lifted out.

To release the uprights, you need to first of all release a small multi cable wiring plug on each side of the floor under the rear bench. These are connected to the uprights. Once these have been released, there is one 16mm bolt holding the bottom of the uprights in place on each side. Release this bolt, lift the upwards and out.
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