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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-16-2002, 08:53 PM
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Removing front seats from a Sidekick - help!

OK...

I started removing the interior today so I could replace the carpet. Got the back seat out no problem. Got to the front seats and removed 4 bolts and I thought that was it, but the seat is "attached" at the back closest to the center console. I don't see any bolts/screws in there and I can't figure out how to detach it. I could just pull towards the front but no luck. Anyone know how to detach it from there? I thought

Also, the center console pieces both have 2 "rivet-type" things holding them on. Is there an easy way to remove those or do I have to break those to remove them?

Thanks for any help. Just got my Sidekick a few weeks ago and this is my first project.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 09:44 AM
 
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Re: Removing front seats from a Sidekick - help!

Those 'rivet' things are plastic and have a center portion much like a pop rivet. Use a small screwdriver to pull the center section out and then the whole thing will remove.

As for the seats, the rear mount sits high on the tunnel but I can't remember anything unusual about it. Seems like it was a pretty straight forward removal when I replaced my seats.
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Re: Removing front seats from a Sidekick - help!

I'll try the rivet things once I get the seats out. I just looked at the seats again and tried again and still can't get it. Would taking pictures of the problem area help?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 02:54 PM
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Re: Removing front seats from a Sidekick - help!

You did get 4 bolts PER seat right?
I don't see what's holding it then...
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Re: Removing front seats from a Sidekick - help!

maybe you got a couple of the track to body bolts off and a couple of the track to seat bolts off ?
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Re: Removing front seats from a Sidekick - help!

Yep - 4 bolts per seat. I'll take some pics tonight of the problem area and post the URL here.

Thanks again for trying,
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Re: Removing front seats from a Sidekick - help!

Was wondering if you had been successful yet...
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Re: Removing front seats from a Sidekick - help!

Nope. I'll try again this weekend and take pics (whether successful or unsuccessful)

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Re: Removing front seats from a Sidekick - help!

Well, I made a little bit of progress. There is a 5th bolt holding it on. The problem is, there is a plastic piece covering the bolt that I can't figure out how to get off to get to the bolt. If you go to the very back of the center console, then go down towards the floor about 2-3 inches, that's where the bolt is (covered). I know I can put a hole in the side of this plastic piece to get to the bolt, but there MUST be a way to get to it without doing that. Any ideas? I'll try and take a pic or 2 tonight and post it.

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Re: Removing front seats from a Sidekick - help!

I'm pretty certain the bolt comes out from the bottom of that plastic cover; ie, bolt head down, threads point up. I have a cover in my box of parts at home. Will check it out tonight & get back to you.
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