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SinfulDragon 12-30-2011 08:55 AM

seat flipper thingy
Yeah you know, with the pull tab... well my pull tab doesn't do anything. Does someone have a diagram that will show me where that hooks to hook to something that hooks to something that hooks to that little flipper I found under the seat that makes it "tumble" forward? any help. anyone? I'm over here :wavey: my kids can't get in... well they could but I'm the driver and as such I shouldn't have to move... ok thats not true but it is annoying.

wwch99tj 12-30-2011 09:03 AM

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Pull the bottom seat foam out
You will see a cable similar to a bikes brake cable it has most likely broken off the latch release

Barmanvarn 12-30-2011 09:05 AM

Did you google "thingy". If so, you won't get the results you want.

Try "doodad" or "thingamajig". :)

SinfulDragon 12-30-2011 09:06 AM

Perfect! thank you very much. I couldn't see anything while trying to cram my over sized melon under the seat. I will pull some foam and see what I can find.

SinfulDragon 12-30-2011 09:06 AM


Originally Posted by Barmanvarn (Post 1871736)
Did you google "thingy". If so, you won't get the results you want.

Try "doodad" or "thingamajig". :)

This is payback for beating you to the quad joke isn't it :rofl:

Barmanvarn 12-30-2011 09:08 AM


Originally Posted by SinfulDragon
This is payback for beating you to the quad joke isn't it :rofl:

No comment. ;)

wwch99tj 12-30-2011 09:10 AM

No problem I had to fix mine a couple of times luckily there was enough cable to put that clamp on good luck

SinfulDragon 12-30-2011 09:29 AM

I googled thingy it brought me to a great write up. really doesn't say anything more than whats said above but if the cable is broken and can't be repaired like above, there are part numbers.
Jeep Wrangler Seat Track Release Cable Repair

geiman 12-30-2011 09:34 AM

The cable sometimes pops off underneath the seat. Mine did a few times, and I didn't even have to remove any foam; looking underneath the seat, I could see the cable and where it was supposed to attach to. If that's not your problem, you might have to do the replacement.

Big_B 12-30-2011 09:57 AM

I have this issue too. Good to know the seat cushion pulls out. I didn't want to have to take the seats out to fix it (which is why it is still broken 2.5 years later!).

BTW - if you search "seat flipper thingy" on Google, this thread is the #1 hit. :rofl:

SinfulDragon 12-30-2011 10:33 AM


SinfulDragon 12-30-2011 10:59 AM

Found cable - YEAH!!!!
Cable pulled all the way out - bbboooooo
here is my cable

s3nt3nc3d 12-30-2011 02:49 PM

There's a how-to somewhere on this...I forgot to bookmark it...which sucks cuz my cable snapped and pulled out too.

There's a lever under the seat somewhere that will pop it...I'm thinking of just rigging something up to work underneath the seat (short cable with a handle or something) rather than trying to fix it right. Looks like a real PIA to fix...especially since I've got a seat cover on there that fits awful tight. lol

Wesboy 12-30-2011 06:58 PM

I got my replacement cables here

Jeep Wrangler Seat Release Cable Repair 1997 up TJ

just take care, there's 4 or 5 different types.

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