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How To Remove Rear Seat 06-11 Toyota Camry

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  1. step : Removing the Rear Seat (0:18)
    • Pop the rear seat cushion of the two hooks with a pry bar
    • Pull the seat cushion out of the car
    • Open the trunk
    • Pull the seat release lever inside the trunk
    • Fold down the seat backs
    • Pop the seat belts out of the side bolsters
    • Remove the 12mm bolts from the bottom of the bolsters
    • Pull the bolsters up and off
    • Peel the carpet off the seat backs
    • Remove the two 12mm bolts from each seat back
    • Pull the seat backs out of the vehicle
  2. step : Installing the Rear Seat (3:51)
    • Put the seat backs into the vehicle
    • Position the seat belts around the seat backs
    • Line up the seat back brackets
    • Insert the 12mm bolts into the seat backs
    • Velcro the seat back carpet into place
    • Put the side bolsters into place, using the locating tabs
    • Insert the 12mm bolts into the bottom of the bolsters
    • Pop the seatbelts into the bolsters
    • Fold up the seat backs
    • Put the seat cushion into the car
    • Buckle the seat belts to hold the seat belt buckles in place
    • Push the sat cushion into place
    • Clip on the seat cushion hooks
    • Unbuckle the seat belts
    • Position the seat belt buckles

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There are two hooks holding down the rear seat cushion. They're hard to see. There's one right down here where my index finger is. Try to pull up on it. It's pretty stiff. Let's take this pry bar and very carefully place it right next to the hook and the pop it up. Then you repeat this for the other side. Then you lift the back seat cushion out and just place it aside.

On this Camry with the split fold rear seats we'll need to lower the passenger side seat, so we're going to pull the release that's inside the trunk. We have to fold the seat down.

Before we can remove the side bolster we need to pop the seatbelt out of it. It's got a little slot in here. Feed the seatbelt up through there and to the side. Down under here there's a 12 millimeter bolt that needs to be removed. Then this can be lifted outwards and up off the pin that it sits on. Lift it out a little bit. At the same time I'm going to slide it up so this sits in your middle tab here. You don't want to pull it this way because you'll break this. It's just going to gently come up, and then slide it out.

For the side bolster, it’s the same way as the other side. Remove the 12 millimeter bolt that's underneath and then lift it off. Slide the seatbelt out of here. It lifts out and up.

To remove the flip down seats pull up on the carpet that's on the back of them. There's this sort of Velcro that sticks it down here. There are two 12 millimeter bolts, one here and on the far side of the seat. We're going to loosen those and the seat back will come right out. This is a 12 millimeter socket. Put that bolt aside. Go over and loosen the other one. With that loose the seat will come out of the vehicle. Repeat this for the other side. This one has the seatbelts on it so I'm sliding it out of the holder and putting it back. Let me get rid of the whole seat back from the vehicle.

Installation is the reverse. Lay the seat back in position and line up the little locating tabs in front of the brackets. To reinstall the seat back reverse the removal. Make sure that this seatbelt does not get tangled around this bracket. It needs to go underneath the seat. Pull it down and place it over the seat for now. Install the seat back into place and into the locating tabs that are on these brackets. Put the bolts in. Tighten them down. Put the cover back and lift the seat up. Make sure it's into the little holder here for it. Slide that in place.

Take our passenger side, place it in the vehicle. Set it up into place. Get this bracket located. Get this bolt caught and started. Tighten it down. Put the carpet down. The seat back is installed.

To install the side bolster and put this tab up into the body. Pull the seatbelts out of the way, then slide this up. Kind of see from behind where the tab needs to go. Make sure it doesn't get caught on this trim here, this piece on this trim that was holding it up. Slide it underneath it. It should line up nice with the bolt hole underneath.

Install the side bolster. This part slides down into the back over here of the sheet metal. This bolts into the bottom part here. Watch out you don't grab the seatbelts and kind of just see behind it on this side. Push in. Line up down the bottom.

Now we can lift up these seats to install the lower seat. You want to make sure you don't lose your seatbelt buckles. You can buckle them into the upper seat belts. These are going to go up underneath the back seat. I'm just going to slide it in like this. I'm going to push it forward and push it down into the locks. Repeat that for the other side. Unbuckle your seat belts. Move them lower where they belong. Your seat is reinstalled.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 12mm Socket

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