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A4 rear seat removal

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by james0808, Apr 23, 2006.

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    Can someone please tell me how to get them out of a B6 A4 saloon?been messing with them for ages but cant see what is holding them on,thanks.
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    the base is held on with a two clips at the front of the rear set base. roughly centred behind each of the front seats. just pull them up and the seat will come out. you have to really pull at them....
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    Read THIS

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    thanks,i will give it a good pull(the seat i mean) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    got the base out,is it just a case of pulling the back very hard form the bottom aswell?dont want to break anything.
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    Assumming yours is fixed :

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    1 - Fixed rear backrest
    - Remove rear seatbench
    - Remove headrests
    - For vehicle with ski sack, remove ski sack frame
    - Remove headrest guides
    - Disconnect cable connector for vehicles with side-airbag
    - Slide rear backrest -1- upward from brackets -2- at mounting holes -3-.
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    thats perfect. just what i was looking for.
    cheers
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    Said I would bump this thread instead of creating another one...

    Im struggling with the step in Bold above... removal of the headrest guides... any tips on how to get them out??
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    best way is to snap the top off the guides and get new ones
    iv never got them out in 1 piece and dont loads
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    ah please dont tell me that... seriously there has to be a better way of doing it...

    any idea how much the guides are from the dealer??
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    all 6 i got for 30 quid ish
    even a trimmer i know snaps them off
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    No need to snap them they just prise out
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    never got 1 out that way tried for ages the lugs hold them good
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    Maybe I got lucky or just have strong fingers. No tools required, just remove the headrest and get your thumb and 2 fingers underneath the head and prise them up. Wasn't even a struggle. The key is to keep equal pressure all round the guide so you are lifting it straight up. If you try it with a large screwdriver or similar then you'll never do it as you are trying to prise it up at an angle
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    you was lucky they may have been out b4
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    I removed my rear seat broke the clips, but on the plus side there was x2 snap-on sockets and x1 mac socket result :) thanks to the careless mechanic
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    ok... so I got a tip from someone else today... this technique worked very easily for me...

    when you have the head rests out... push the seat towards the back of the car with your knee (just bellow the guide) and then just lift up with your fingers... they should pop out with a bit of force...
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    What, for routine maintenance?
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    Which surely means that they've been removed without breaking on that occassion then?!
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    No they always snap, so would have to be new ones!
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    is that the same as the a3 quattro 2007 5 door
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