Author Topic: installing back seat trim piece  (Read 136 times)

FromTheOC

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installing back seat trim piece
« on: 04 September 2019, 10:34 AM »
the piece that the seat belt feeds into, it has three tabs & screw and for the life of me (and the wife) we cannot get all three to catch and seat correctly.  cant only get two of them and so the piece hangs out closest to the door.  Checked youtube and interweb without any luck.  About to take it to a Upholstery shop.  TIA

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Re: installing back seat trim piece
« Reply #1 on: 04 September 2019, 11:23 AM »
Pictures may help.
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Re: installing back seat trim piece
« Reply #2 on: 04 September 2019, 12:28 PM »
picture for clarity. had the seat back out when attempting to install and tab with arrow would not go in.

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Re: installing back seat trim piece
« Reply #3 on: 04 September 2019, 01:52 PM »
Make sure the 3 spring clips are attached to the panel. Make sure the screw at the bottom is removed. You should be able to start the bottom clip and then swing the panel back and engage the other 2 clips, pushing the panel flat and back at the same time.
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Re: installing back seat trim piece
« Reply #4 on: 04 September 2019, 02:07 PM »
I will give this another try, sounds similar to what we were attempting just could not get that tab to catch.  TY!

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Re: installing back seat trim piece
« Reply #5 on: 04 September 2019, 03:23 PM »
A light dab of silicone grease on the tabs makes life a lot easier as well.  From memory this is a tough one, but also you need to do this with the backrest removed if I recall, it is very tough to get that panel in place with the seatback in there.
Daniel
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