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Old 07-13-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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How to remove rear seats on 2012 jk 2 door

Can someone please tell me how and if I can remove the rear seats in my new 2012 JK 2 door

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #2
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Page 148 and 149 in owners manual..has illustrations as well..
Fold rear seat forward
Press down on release bar on each side and pull seat out and away from lower bracket

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:59 AM   #3
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How many times has this been covered? I don't think SJS has ever read, or has plans on reading the manual.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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Fold the seat forward then unlatch it at the bottom (you'll see the latches that hold the seat bar) then pull it out the back. It's heavier than it looks, but managable for one person.

Don't forget to cuss after hitting your head on the rear glass wiper motor cover while pulling it out the back.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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.... Don't forget to cuss after hitting your head on the rear glass wiper motor cover while pulling it out the back.
Been there.....
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:05 PM   #6
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Just want to throw out, this backseat made me feel like a weakling before i finally got it out. i read this threat a few times, read the manual a few times, but couldn't get the thing to budge.
Once i finally committed to getting it out or breaking it or my spine, then i was able to pop it out. Clearly i need more time on upper-body weights. i felt like the Hulk when that thing finally shifted, lol.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:20 PM   #7
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just got play around with the "release bar" and rock it back and fourth till you get it... i carried mine to my room on 2nd floor by myself.. not going back to jeep... never... haha
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:34 PM   #8
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To be followed by "How to re-install rear seats on 2012 jk 2 door"
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:55 PM   #9
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Dont want to thread hijack but i got to see what you guys think whether i get flamed or not. Im planning a trip to tahoe with my 7 year old. I have JK. Theres not much room for luggage/ camping stuff. My question is if i remove the rear seat can i get away with my son riding up front? I know the whole safety aspect but he did ride in my reg cab tacoma for 5 years. Just looking at it from a legal standpoint.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:00 AM   #10
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My question is if i remove the rear seat can i get away with my son riding up front? I know the whole safety aspect but he did ride in my reg cab tacoma for 5 years. Just looking at it from a legal standpoint.
I'm not sure why you think he couldn't ride up front. The front passenger seat will still be there, won't it? How old is he?
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Make sure to look at how the rear seat is latched BEFORE you remove it- so that when you put it back in you'll line it up right. I was actually putting it in wrong way (wrong loop). It was a month or so between taking it out and putting it back in- so I forgot. The sad part is I had a TJ too- you'd think I'd remember. The even sadder, more pathetic part- THE SEAT IS STILL EXACTLY THE SAME POS AS IT WAS IN MY 1998 TJ.
This makes me angry. Along with my owner's manual being on a disc. I don't exactly have a computer in my garage.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #12
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I live in CT and did some research about children sitting in the front seat. My kids are 6, 7 and 9 and I was mostly investigating whether it was legal for my 9 year old to sit up front. I could not find anything definitive that prohibited or allowed children of a certain age to sit in the front seat of a vehicle. Most web pages stated that the back seat is the safest place - for both children and adults. One concern is of course seat belt fitment (Is the shoulder strap at the appropriate level? Can it be adjusted? On newer Jeeps this is true.) as well as air bag deployment. Most modern cars have weight sensors in the front which will deactivate the air bag if the seat is unoccupied or if its occupant is too light. Have your kid sit up front and see if you see an air bag light on the dash. Personally, I let my 9 year old sit up front and have also let my 7 year old sit there as well. Now that I put my soft top on, seat choice doesn't seem to be an issue as everyone has a great view!

I am not a legal expert so take my advice for what it is, just some guy's opinion.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #13
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I live in Ca and the law states that if a vehicle has a backseat the child must ride there. I think its like 8 or 80 lbs. Some states differ. He does sit on a booster seat to properly align the shoulder and lap belts. Im curious if I get pulled over and the cop sees im using the back for storage if he would write me a ticket or view it as my tacoma.

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