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Old 06-10-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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rear seat removal

New 2012 Sport. I want to remove the rear seat. Are there any publications which have the procedures?

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Old 06-10-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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1) Open the tailgate and rear hatch (if you have the soft top on, tie the rear windshield panel out of your way). Climb into the "cargo" area.

2) Use the "fold-and-tumble" feature (you may need to adjust your front seats to provide enough clearance for the backseat to pivot forward properly - this is important).

3) Squeeze the pressure bar at each side, where the folded seat attaches to the cargo floor - you don't have to squeeze particularly hard, but you WILL need to squeeze to disengage the floor clasps from their mounts.

4) Lift FIRMLY upwards and backwards while squeezing the pressure bar - the goal here is to disengage the clasps from the floor mounts. Not very heavy, just awkward to do (go ahead and get mad at it, then give it a good tug - worked for me).

5) CAREFULLY pull the folded, disconnected backseat backwards toward the rear opening - if you have the subwoofer and left it installed, exercise care not to smash it, etc.

6) Gently stand the backseat on its end behind your Jeep - climb out.

7) Store the rear seat wherever, and enjoy the newfound rear visibility, cargo space, and extra 1/3 mpg!

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Old 06-18-2012, 02:55 AM   #4
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I guess you are talking about a two door model. Does anyone know how to get the rear seats out on a four door wrangler? At least two of the nuts I think I need to remove are difficult to get at and it is very difficult to apply sufficient torque to undo them?
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I guess you are talking about a two door model. Does anyone know how to get the rear seats out on a four door wrangler? At least two of the nuts I think I need to remove are difficult to get at and it is very difficult to apply sufficient torque to undo them?
use a long breaker bar ( cheater bar ) or impact wrench. i can get my rear seat out in less than 20 minutes.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:50 AM   #6
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I guess you are talking about a two door model. Does anyone know how to get the rear seats out on a four door wrangler? At least two of the nuts I think I need to remove are difficult to get at and it is very difficult to apply sufficient torque to undo them?
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Step 2: Remove the seats
It's 18mm throughout, but make sure you've got access to an impact gun; they're a PITA to get out. The rear can be extremely difficult to remove if you don't know the secret. Take out the front 4 bolts on the rear seat and then tip the whole thing back. This will give you access to the 3 bolts under the seat that give everyone problems.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:19 AM   #7
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Removing the four front bolts first is the secret, then a long extension on the spanner to undo the bolts under the seat. For some reason they are extremely tight while the other bolts which are much easier to get at are not nearly so tight. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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2010 Jeep wrangler 2 door

I found the two bars, one skinny and one thick, near the front of the seat. However, i tried to squeeze the bars together but they are not budging. I feel like i am going to break the skinny one but even then as i left they are not moving. Any one have any other tips to help out?
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Are these instructions still correct for '13 and '14 JKU's?

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