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Old 08-24-2011, 03:21 PM
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Taking JK rear seat out

What is the procedure for removing the JK rear seat ?
Is this a design feature or a disassembly procedure ?

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Old 08-24-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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The rear seat cannot be removed on the 4 door.

For the 2 door: Fold and flip the back seat.
There are two bars across the bottom edge of the rear seat.
(when looking in from the tailgate)
Squeeze the two bars together to release the hinges and lift up.

That should do it.

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It's somewhat heavy, but even more awkward. Careful to not scratch your paint removing it. You can't slide it straight out, you have to turn it a bit and take it out sideways.
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The rear seat cannot be removed on the 4 door.

For the 2 door: Fold and flip the back seat.
There are two bars across the bottom edge of the rear seat.
(when looking in from the tailgate)
Squeeze the two bars together to release the hinges and lift up.

That should do it.

WHAT?! You can't take the seat out without unbolting it??
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:56 PM   #5
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Agree both above. For me it was more bulky than heavy. If my fat out of shape butt can do it in minutes. Didn't read any directions, just folded the seat all the way down and forward against the front seats, squeeze the two bars on the bottom together. You can slide out each side of the seat from the catching hook one at a time. Then kinda pivot it a little bit and you can drag it out. Still had carpet so no scratching of anything. Did try not to drag it or band it against the sides of the hard top or the tub plastics, easy enough.
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The instructions for removal of the rear seat of a 2-door JK are on pages 92 & 93 of the 2007 Owner's Manual.

It is a simple procedure, but the seat is quite bulky so care should be taken if working alone. I did not remove the rear speaker when I took my rear seat out--just worked carefully around it.

Good luck!
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:11 AM   #7
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That was my second mod, first was to remove the head rests from the rear seat. Took my Golden Retriever for a ride, and she is just too big so.... Bye bye seat, now she will have plenty of room and can get in from the back!

It came out pretty easy for me.
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Easy. Had mine out in about 3 minutes. 2 door 2007.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:34 AM   #9
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Easy to remove per above notes. If you have the rear big speaker, take that out for easier seat removal. The speaker has 3 bolts easily accessed, and a disconnect fitting for the wires. It is MUCH easier to remove than fight the heavy awkward seat over it. Don't ask how I know this.

On my JK, I was stymied at first by the simplicity of the 'squeeze the 2 bars together'.

Later, if you ever reinstall, make sure you put the front seat hooks on the proper bracket or it will not fold properly.
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That was my second mod, first was to remove the head rests from the rear seat. Took my Golden Retriever for a ride, and she is just too big so.... Bye bye seat, now she will have plenty of room and can get in from the back!

It came out pretty easy for me.

There you go.....
A buddy of mine has four wranglers and he has removed all his back seats from his the wranglers... he made some stands to put the Jeep seats in and we use them to sit when we have our Jeep club meeting at his place.
Pretty cool, you can pull the seats to a table and you have a table booth...
Now,,, no one go around and get the idea about replacing your dinning room chairs with your Jeeps seats , They do look cool out in the in his shop, but won't work inside the house..... unless you want problems with the wife..
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You're referring to the 2-door, not the 4-door. It sounds like to me the 4-door requires unbolting the whole thing, whereas you can simply unlatch in the 2-door, just like my LJ. That's what I REALLY like about my LJ. I can get a bit of extra room that way.
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My wife can do with help,
she is small. It is not complicated to take out. Although putting it back in properly is more important. Please make sure the seat is secured properly because if not well, use your imagination, not good.
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Finally just finished this up. What a bitch of a job!

First of all you need your breaker bar with an 18 mil socket within the vicinity of your vehicle at ALL times during the procedure. Second, and this is optional but recommended IMHO, an 18 mil ratchet is a good idea.

OK, then you have use your eyes to find ANY bolts and/or nuts that connect the seat to the chassis. Then you have to remove those.

The the hardest part, in my case, was flipping up the seats parallel to the seat backs, bungeeing them to make the whole mess compact and then hauling something like 70-80 lbs out the rear passenger side door. What a bitch... took OVER an hour.

God, why even ask the question? If you don't want the rear bench seat, unbolt it and yank it out.
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We just put a seat cover on my rear seat of my Jk and we couldn't find the bar in the rear to gold it upright like instructions suggested.... Any help about that?
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Witchy, I don't think there is a bar to hold it upright. Annoying isn't it? My 2009 doesn't have one. You have to prop/tie it up yourself, latch it down, or do what I did and take the whole damn seat out and leave it out.
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There was a post not too long ago on who takes their rear seat out and who doesn't (JK Models). Most said that they did and for many reasons, all made good sense as the JK with the rear seat in position there is not much room back there. I took mine out the first week I got it, easy to remove and re-install, so I put it back in and will just take it out when I need to. If I didn't have other vehicles that I can carry items in I would leave the seat out for sure. The seat in its folded up position will probably be the most room I will need most of the time. I used a large sheet of cardboard to slide the seat in and out so it didn't damage the floor or the tailgate, worked for me.

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I used a large sheet of cardboard to slide the seat in and out so it didn't damage the floor or the tailgate, worked for me.
Wish I would have thought of using cardboard... I managed to scratch the plastic trim just to the right of the covered storage area while pulling my seat. Really annoying considering it was just a week after I got my JK home from the dealer
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I was a little surprised how much the seat weighs. It's a lot heavier than it looks, to me anyway. Still manged to get it out unassisted, but I thought it would be easier.
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The rear seat cannot be removed on the 4 door.

For the 2 door: Fold and flip the back seat.
There are two bars across the bottom edge of the rear seat.
(when looking in from the tailgate)
Squeeze the two bars together to release the hinges and lift up.

That should do it.
This is not true . . . the rear seat can be removed on the four-door. The removal is not a convenience removal with a "quick-pull" lever or anything, but the seats can be un-bolted and removed.

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