Originally Posted by drppdyllwrngr
on the 98-03 seats, there are two pins that hold the backrest to the recline mechanism. i'll be willing to bet that they just broke. a bolt probably would take care of it. but by now, i'm sure you have probably gotten your new seats.
LOL, I seen exactly where the screw pin sheared off. A new bolt would have fixed that issue for sure. And after the fiasco of trying to remove the rear drivers side bolt (the last one of course) I wish I would have seen that sheared bolt sooner.
After finally cutting the bolt head off and getting the old seat out, I was able to wash the interior under the seats. The new seats went in easy and ended the day nicely. That was until I went to buckle up. Turns out the seat belts are different from an 01 to an 06. I never even thought to check to see if the existing belts worked with the new receivers. So after removing the existing belt units off the old seats, I'll be swapping them tomorrow.
Pretty productive day though. Rad flush/fill, tire rotation, oil change, and seat swap.