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Old 08-14-2010
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Factory seat cover removal

Ok I want to remove the seatcovers/fabric whatever you want to call it. The seats are 60/40, I removed the torx bolt on each side of the seat and on the drivers side, I removed the rod connecting the handle to the seat back...but still the backs part will not come off. I want to take of the bottom seat cover to clean and sew, so I know that the seat back has to be removed first. I also have removed all the plastic end clips that attach the fabric to the seat bottom. Also how do you remove the handle on the side?

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the handle has a metal clip in it. push the material back and you should be able to find it. there are four bolts on the bottom of your seat, and then four more to take the backrest off. you will probably have to take the arm rest off as well.
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I have the center fold down console off and I took out a torx bolt on each side of the seat back, but I still cannot find the other 2 bolts. My truck is a 98 ext cab, I don't know if that makes a difference. But the seat back has to come off to take the cover of the seat/bottom part......?


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yes, the backrest has to come off to get the bottom off. there should be two bolts that act as pivot points, then two more smaller bolts (or pins) that mount to the recline mechanism. flip your seat upside down and you should see them. or post a pic of the bottom of the seat and i'll try to highlight them.
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drppdyllwrngr,

I couldn't take the seats out....the front bolts are locked solid....I soaked them with wd40 and even tried brake fluid....I used an 18in breaker bar and still nothing....I didn't want to longer with the bar as I was afraid it would break off. So I'm doing it the hard way...I think I might have found the other 2 bolts....but they are completely round...I think it has a hex in the middle? any idea?

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have one in the shop today. the two small ones are torx as well. not sure what size though.
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drppdyllwrngr,

Have yor ever had a problem removing the seat bolts?

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