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Old 09-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Front Fold and Tumble Seat

hi, i have a 2006 TJ and my drivers side front seat will not unlock to fold and tumble when i press the lever.. is there a thread on how to fix this.. or a vid or pics.. ive read that i will need to remove the seat from the Jeep to fix this but i cannot find anything on how to do so.. or if there is an easier way to correct the issue..

any info or help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-07-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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Going to ask a very stupid question, is the base of the drivers seat the same as the passenger side? The reason why I ask is that is some jeeps do not have fold and tumble drivers seats. The back only tilts forward.

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Old 09-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #3
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Going to ask a very stupid question, is the base of the drivers seat the same as the passenger side? The reason why I ask is that is some jeeps do not have fold and tumble drivers seats. The back only tilts forward.
This^ mines an 05 and the drivers side doesn't tumble forward.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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I don't believe any do. The steering wheel is in the way.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:30 AM   #5
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My 01 drivers seat folds and tumbles but 03 Rubicon does not just folds
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:58 AM   #6
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On the 06 (I have one also) the plastic mounts that hold the cables so that the lever can move them on the upper outer side of the headrest are the weak link. We had to remove the foam and fabric (they are one piece) to get to the seat frame - IIRC we had to remove the plastic trim and the release handle knob first.

I was unable to source a new bracket so I reinforced the bottom edge with folded metal and some washers. Wish I had taken some pics. You are at least the third person I have run across with what sounds like the same problem.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:11 AM   #7
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I don't believe any do. The steering wheel is in the way.


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My 01 drivers seat folds and tumbles but 03 Rubicon does not just folds
No need to debate or question which have fold and tumble drivers sides. It's been questioned many times with no clear answer which models/years/option packages dictated which one have them.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #8
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On the 06 (I have one also) the plastic mounts that hold the cables so that the lever can move them on the upper outer side of the headrest are the weak link. We had to remove the foam and fabric (they are one piece) to get to the seat frame - IIRC we had to remove the plastic trim and the release handle knob first.

I was unable to source a new bracket so I reinforced the bottom edge with folded metal and some washers. Wish I had taken some pics. You are at least the third person I have run across with what sounds like the same problem.

thanks for the info.. i figured i would need to pull the seat... LOL bummer.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:41 PM   #9
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ok new question. how many bolts are holding the seat in. i can see 4 but can only get to the front 2. the 2 in the back are only accessible if i could flip the seat forward (driver seat) and since i need to take it out to fix the problem of it NOT flipping forward how do i get it out since i cant get to the back bolts since i cant get the seat to flip forward. LOL. grrrrr!!!!
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There is a manual release latch underneath the seat. Push it down and while holding it down, tumble seat forward.

Only my passenger seat tumbles but it should be the same for the drivers seat.
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There is a manual release latch underneath the seat. Push it down and while holding it down, tumble seat forward.

Only my passenger seat tumbles but it should be the same for the drivers seat.
My Jeep's driver's side seat tumbles. There is a latch underneath the seat just like the passengers side seat.


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Old 09-14-2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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cool thanks all i appreciate the help. ill see if i can find it.
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Maybe post pic of 2 back bolts? on my '04 I use 1/4 inch drive ratchet to remove fasteners in the back. My drivers does not tumble on my '04 but it does on the '12.....
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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There is a manual release latch underneath the seat. Push it down and while holding it down, tumble seat forward.

Only my passenger seat tumbles but it should be the same for the drivers seat.
tried to find the manual release. appears my 2006 does not have one on either side. or its in ninja stealth mode. lol

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