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Double Cab Back Seat Pull Tab Fix

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by alexretama, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Dec 31, 2012 at 4:48 PM
    #1
    alexretama

    alexretama [OP] Well-Known Member

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    HornBlasters Train Horn, Onboard Air System, 3" Spacer Lift, Black Plasti dipped emblems and fog light sleeves, Bed Pocket Lock Mod
    The other day I went to get something from behind the seat and I got this

    IMG_0985_zps823827b4_ccfa3d2deca8a6e1603483476013e3fb5c6d8be8.jpg

    Followed by trickling plastic down inside the seat:mad:
    At this point I thought I was SOL aside from going to the dealership which I really did not want to do.

    Problem #1
    I keep all my tools behind the seat

    Luckily I had this little tool laying around that seemed to work perfect for this project because its really rigid. Due to how much effort it takes to release the seat latch, I dont think a coat hanger would work.

    IMG_1012_zpsd06d56d3_b805480eedfd64ce9e32f7d251dac5e400bb412b.jpg

    Now for a little fishing...
    I stuck this guy down the slit in the seat and felt around for a while with no luck. A good, small flashlight will make this 1 million times easier.

    youre looking for a little eye that looks like this

    IMG_1004_zps9b6ca288_e67fe4bd916b5baeda1c3c9760cc8b420fb1cf63.jpg

    And from the inside

    IMG_0998_zps79071e00_987cfd08eff8f146ae62c2b3b45d1c67407fc1b9.jpg

    hook it, give it a good pull and youre in business because the rest is cake

    IMG_0992_zps8dc90ade_c70ccf40bbb5c4de3de39b2be3096a5ffca3a081.jpg

    Now to remove the plastic liner on the back of the seat. There are 3 screws holding it in place. One in plain sight in the middle at the bottom of the liner

    IMG_0994_zpsb37e2665_02b403f03dd82bdb3aaff3d917bf307c214ad4bc.jpg

    And one on each end under these covers that you can pry right up

    IMG_0995_zps3b3abb9a_0c61f934738ade389775b3b10a7918c87f3b39c8.jpg

    to remove the liner, lift the bottom of the liner off the back of the seat and pull the whole thing tward the botto of the seat.. There are 3 plastic hooks that hold it in place that look like this

    IMG_1011_zpsfec97fbf_c12bc4efb309afa199cdd99702ce1f55fb5a9ece.jpg

    Ok now you have this... go to the drivers side of the truck

    IMG_0997_zps6c4ce3a7_324d5a2daacea6752ed780b161520914b3a9a1cc.jpg

    Remove the two 14mm mounting bolts and the entire latch mech comes right out

    IMG_1002_zps26c8611a_8f43e1442c92742da4e319c88954a0d30467c520.jpg

    Re attach the pull tab.. I noticed the eye is threaded so I used a screw, nut and a couple of washers and tightened the piss out of it after a little thread locker.

    IMG_1005_zpsfce4a7d8_b6c2398d0db15f72d242859bdc61b46b0982c018.jpg

    I used my tool to pull the tab back up through the seat by putting it through hooking it and pulling it out

    IMG_1007_zpsde279680_40c04059a0ea1b81c4ac436c5c9796fa064b242a.jpg
    IMG_1009_zps0fe94fb1_3c9e2765fa917569c4f3548ba2e5d06940fd6f70.jpg

    Now just put the latch back on the mounting bracket, put your truck back together, crack a cold one and gather round it with your buddies taking turns saying "mmhmmmm"
    :cheers:
     
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  2. Sep 5, 2016 at 3:58 PM
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    YOTA 209

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    2005 DCSB TRD off-road
    Lift - 887 OME/Bilstien 5100s LR UCA Dakar full leaf pack/Bilstien 5100s Tires - 285/70R 17 BFG KO2's Wheels - ProComp 5001's 17x8
    Searched up this problem. Thanks for the post, I'll be doing this today
     
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