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A4 rear seat removal

james0808 Apr 23, 2006

  1. james0808

    james0808 Active Member

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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.
     
  2. technics100

    technics100 Active Member

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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....
     
  3. imported_bubstar

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  4. james0808

    james0808 Active Member

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    thanks,i will give it a good pull(the seat i mean) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. james0808

    james0808 Active Member

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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.
     
  6. scoTTy

    scoTTy Active Member

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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-.
     
  7. james0808

    james0808 Active Member

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    thats perfect. just what i was looking for.
    cheers
     
  8. Martin69

    Martin69 Member

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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??
     
  9. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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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
     
  10. Martin69

    Martin69 Member

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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??
     
  11. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    all 6 i got for 30 quid ish
    even a trimmer i know snaps them off
     
  12. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    No need to snap them they just prise out
     
  13. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    never got 1 out that way tried for ages the lugs hold them good
     
  14. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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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
     
  15. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    you was lucky they may have been out b4
     
  16. Olly A4

    Olly A4 New Member

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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
     
  17. Martin69

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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...
     
  18. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    What, for routine maintenance?
     
  19. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Which surely means that they've been removed without breaking on that occassion then?!
     
  20. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    No they always snap, so would have to be new ones!
     
  21. jessie123

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    is that the same as the a3 quattro 2007 5 door
     
  22. Terry Turbo

    Terry Turbo New Member

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    Sorry to bring up an old thread guys but I've just bought a leather interior (the wrong one) but thought I'd see if I could get my rear seats out anyway. I've got the base out no problem but can't get the back off. I assumed it would just slide up so had a go but to no avail. Just read the guide above but failed at the first hurdle as the headrests won't come out cos they hit the roof of the car. What the hell do I do?

    p.s. If anyone wants to swap my split folding rear seat in black leather for a fixed one, it would be much appreciated.
     
  23. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    The side of the headrest is a button.....press it and slide the padded bit down the bars then shuffle/pull the bars out of the guides
     
  24. Terry Turbo

    Terry Turbo New Member

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    Nice one. Never even seen the buttons haha. Cheers dude.
     

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