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Loic 06-26-2009 10:15 PM

passenger seat
I have been fighting for the last 30 minutes trying to "fold" that seat....I lost the battle. ok I'm new to the Jeep, but still, how hard can it be to "fold" that seat so passenger can get to the rear seat. I've tryied to pul oon the "loop" of the seat, pull on the lever on the back of the seat etc... but it's not moving. the only thing I can do is to slide the seat from the "regular" rail to adjust it .

any idea what I'm doing wrong?

crasha9 06-26-2009 10:28 PM

Try pulling harder and jiggling it back and forth

AcidRaiN 06-26-2009 10:38 PM

maybe some WD40??

JDsDream 06-26-2009 10:58 PM

what do you have? Model?

Loic 06-26-2009 11:01 PM

I moved the whole thing in every directions the whole jeep is moving but the seat.....
I was ready to get the crow bar to the rescue :D
maybe I should just take the whole seat off the car and see what's wrong..

JDsDream 06-26-2009 11:02 PM

with mine the seat doesn't fold the whole thong base and all tilt forward

JDsDream 06-26-2009 11:02 PM

oops thing not thong

Loic 06-26-2009 11:03 PM

98 wrangler SE ( 2.5 stick shift)

Loic 06-26-2009 11:05 PM


Originally Posted by JDsDream (Post 393113)
with mine the seat doesn't fold the whole thong base and all tilt forward

yes it look like there is 2 rail, the first one just to adjust the passenger seat back and forth, the second rail then goes (should) go way more forward to allow a person to get to the back

JDsDream 06-26-2009 11:09 PM

sorry mines a 2006 and the whole seat tilts up (not folds) and slides forward it's actually harder to get it back down than up

tommyble 06-27-2009 07:36 AM

the cable could be broke...mine is 99' sport...just reach under the seat and pull the will fold or lift up and forward.....

Loic 06-27-2009 08:10 AM

ok, I'll look for it, thanks !!

ed2604 03-15-2014 11:38 AM

is the passenger side seat supposed to tilt/fold up too/ i have a 99 wrangler and the driver seat folds and tilts but i cant get the passenger side too

Water Dog 03-15-2014 12:02 PM

There's a lever under the front right below the seat adjustment on the tunnel side that you can push down while pulling the seat back forward with your other hand. That will release it to fold forward. As mentioned above, the cable to the loop is probably broken, but using the lever will allow you to fold it forward so you can see. Here's a picture.

ed2604 03-15-2014 03:07 PM

thanks guys....just as you said,i reach and pull the was broken..used the lever and ta-da!!!thanks,now the wife can put the grandkid in on her side!no on the find that vacuum leak......

Hammerwalk 03-15-2014 04:24 PM

The tumbling seats have got to be one of the biggest hate / love situations on the TJ. I stopped fixing that cable after the 3rd time it snapped. Such a common issue with that tumbling mechanism.

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