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Anyone know what this bar is? Under pass. seat.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xfactor, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Jan 12, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    xfactor

    xfactor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey All,

    Trying to install my amps under the seats (2010 Access Cab). Drivers seat- amp fits fine. Passenger seat - there's a cross bar near the rear of the seat. It's really in the way.

    Anyone know what it is? Support? Does it work with the seat flip lever?

    Anyone remove it? Rework it? I really need to put the amp under there and probably gonna cut it :confused:

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  2. Jan 12, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    I removed mine. Odds are it's for seat stability in a crash. It just takes a proper sized torx bit (unless the 2010s are welded) and it comes right out. I've had no problems in the 20K+ miles that I've had mine out.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    ehh don't worry about it its just the passenger seat;)
     
  4. Jan 12, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    I'm almost gonna have to remove it. No where else to put the amp for the mains.

    Weird that it's only on the passenger side, you would think there'd be one on both seats.

    Either way, it's gettin' ripped out tomorrow.

    Thanks again,

    Ray
     
  5. Jan 12, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    Go ahead and do it. Like I said, I've had zero problems.*





    *By stating this I in no way take responsibility of the well-being of any passengers in your vehicle, only in mine.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2010 at 3:48 AM
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    AHA!! That's what the handle for the fold flat action looks like, lol. Mine was missing when the truck was purchased & never have seen it. Thanks for the pic......................
     
  7. Jan 13, 2010 at 6:13 AM
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    As per Mr Marv; Marv Rocks


    Hey Ray,

    Common situation here with an easy solution. If you remove the plastic cover at the end of that bar you will find a bolt there. Loosen the bolt, rotate the bar up out of the way, tighten the bolt back down and you'll be set! BTW, you may be able to do it without removing the seat however I have always had them out to make the wiring easier so I'm not positive.


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  8. Jan 13, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    I think that is the bar that actuates the release for the fold flat function of the passenger seat.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    The bar is only a support. I took Mr Marv's advice and just rotated it up out of the way, but...

    There's tabs on each end of the bar that keeps it locked to the seat rail, had to cut off both side on each end.

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    Tab cut off.

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    Re-installed

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    Up out of the way.

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