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Old 05-24-2010, 10:40 AM   #1
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How do I secure my back seat on an 89 YJ?

Ok this may be a dumb question but I have no idea how to secure the back seat. There are two post that it slides on and then hooks in the back but I think I am missing some clips or something because it won't stay on the post. I want to be able to put my daughters carseat in here but I want it safe. if anyone has a picture of what it is suppose to be like that would be awesome. This is on an 89 yj. I don't mind ordering a whole new back seat if that is what it takes to secure everything but if I can just reorder a few brackets or something that will be fine too.

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Old 05-24-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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Ok this may be a dumb question but I have no idea how to secure the back seat. There are two post that it slides on and then hooks in the back but I think I am missing some clips or something because it won't stay on the post. I want to be able to put my daughters carseat in here but I want it safe. if anyone has a picture of what it is suppose to be like that would be awesome. This is on an 89 yj. I don't mind ordering a whole new back seat if that is what it takes to secure everything but if I can just reorder a few brackets or something that will be fine too.

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I have an 89 and the back seat just slides into the posts (move the seat to the right and slide both through at the same time) then the rear of the seat with the clip will lock it in place, unless your back seat is missing it.

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I know on my 95 the two posts on the floor have a hole for a cotter pin..or clip what ever its called.. one on each side to keep the seat from coming off the posts.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:57 AM   #4
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I know on my 95 the two posts on the floor have a hole for a cotter pin..or clip what ever its called.. one on each side to keep the seat from coming off the posts.
Same thing in my 94.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:12 AM   #5
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yeah it slides on the post but if no one is in the seat it slides right off, I will look this afternoon for a cotter pin slot
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Ok I looked last night and it looks like there is a little slot but I wouldn't trust a cotter pin to stay on it. If it was a whole you stuck a cotter pin in then I could see but not a little groove in the metal.
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You'd be surprised. Doesn't take much. Never had any issues with mine "breaking loose".
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Probably different seats but on my 01 the post in the seat slides into a left and right bracket mounted to the Jeep. The post has clips that go on it that keeps it in place from sliding too far left or right. Very poor and unsafe design. If one of those clips is missing, the seat will come loose. One of mine had come loose and when I had my wreck, the back seat came loose, came forward and hit both the front seats. It broke the cord in the passenger seat since there was nothing there to stop forward motion. I was surprised, shocked, and disappointed with this design. A simple flimsy metal clip could make such a difference. Make sure you get it right. might not hurt to look into modding it so it doesn't come out if you plan on putting small children in the back.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:47 AM   #9
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Well I want to strap my babies carseat in but I want the seat secure first. I saw one post on here where a guy made a bracket for car seats I think I might try and fab something up or buy another seat with new mounting brackets. I just want my baby safe don't care about the cost.
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Austin, I know that this may be more work than you're wanting to go through but how about converting it to something more modern.
I would like to suggest that you put a seat and brackets in it from a TJ. Mine is a tumble up. It's easy to flip forward and snugs down securely so that I can feel confident that my passengers are safe.

It shouldn't be too hard to do the conversion, it's four floor brackets and a seat. Back seats aren't that hard to come by and if you get REALLY lucky, the upholstery material may switch from one seat to another.

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