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03 Double Cab Rear Seat

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by skawt01, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Jul 12, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    skawt01

    skawt01 [OP] Member

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    Has anyone else had the spring loaded latches that hold the rear seat back to the rear of the cab break? They no longer latch securely so the seat backs fall forward. It seems like a bad spring, but I have no clue why they won't latch.

    Anyone have a fix for this? Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    Camo23

    Camo23 Well-Known Member

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    duck tape, with a little effort it will work, and my double cabs back seats arent spring loaded...
     
  3. Jul 12, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    jbrandt

    jbrandt Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure they're actually broken? Perhaps the latch is just stuck open :notsure:

    If that's the case, I would try lubing the little springs and pivots on the seats. A little WD-40, or better yet Tri-Flow (it's thicker) and one of those little straws to help you get up inside the seat will do wonders (hopefully).
     
  4. Jul 13, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    skawt01

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    It was a simple fix. I pushed the springs in the latches to their extents and held them there a few times to 'renew' them. And then I noticed the steel eyelets they latch into on the back of the cab were bent up slightly, so I pounded each down a tad w/ a rubber mallet and that clunk/latch noise when I put the seat backs up was very satisfying. Total success.

    I'll try some lube up in there too. Couldn't hurt. Thanks for your input guys.
     
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