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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
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    alexretama

    alexretama [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Alex
    Long Beach, CA
    Vehicle:
    05 prerunner
    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

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    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.

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    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

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    And from the inside

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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

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    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.

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

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    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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