Originally Posted by Neil F.
Are you sure the cable is broken, did you open the seat back? Is the back folding and the bottom not tumbling?
Anyway, your profile says you have a 06 correct? 97-02, 03-03 seat latches are different. If you do have a 06, your latch is like mine. I had a problem where the back would fold but the bottom would not release. I worked at it but the bottom latch just would not release. I pryed the latch open with a flat tip screwdriver to get it to release. Then I had to grind a little of latch to get it to clear.
I had another thread that I can't find right now with a picture highlighted where I took a grinder to the latch. In the second to last picture in the second thread, you see the 'C' shaped latch. I opend up the opening a little with the grinder and it has been fine since.
Alright I start off with the first questions here and work to the bottom.
I'm positive the cable is broken/unattached. After I lift the handle I can grab the cable and pull and the cable just keeps fedding out of the hole.
I couldn't figure out how to open the seat back. I found a place on each side that was velcroed but I was afraid to keep pulling on stuff.
The back doesn't fold at all. One side releases and will move a couple inches but the other side stays firm in place.
I indeed do have an '06.
Thanks for the threads. I'll go to work on it tomorrow and see if I can find the C latch and try to pry it up.
Also can the back be removed without the seat back folding down first? One of those threads made it sound like the seat back had to be folded down to remove the back.