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Old 03-22-2006, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how to remove captain seats in the middle?

Hello,

Is there a way to remove them to have extra cargo space?
The single bench version can be removed easily but what about the two captain seats?

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Old 03-24-2006, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have the rotating seats or the standard ones? I know the standard ones have 4 bolts to hold them down that are easy enough to get to. The rotating seats have to have the plastic cover on the bottom of the seats removed to get to the bolts. I believe they just pop off. My Dad has a center captain chair out of his 93 Previa. I'll ask him more about it when I see him tomorrow.
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Old 03-26-2006, 01:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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got the rotating seats. TIA if you can tell me more info on how to remove them
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Old 03-30-2006, 01:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My Dad is supposed to be emailing me instructions. I'll post them as soon as I get them.
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There are 'beauty covers' (as my dad calls them) around the seats shaped like [ ]. One in the front and one on the back. On top of those are small plastic covers that pop off for each of 4 bolts (2 each). When those bolts are removed the seat can be as well. Make sure to put the bolts back into the floor or else water can splash up into the van.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Previa Captain Chair removal

I am as well tring to remove the chairs, but I am having trouble removing the plastic covers to get to the bolts, any suggestions from some one who did remove them? I don't want to force them for fear of damaging the covers.

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Just use a flathead screwdriver and pop them off. The plastic is very durable so don't worry too much about damaging them. Any slight marks made are ones no one is likely to ever see.
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hello
a few days ago i attempted to remove the Captain's(swiveling) chairs. As stated, remove the plastic covers. just pry off the little screw covers. there should be about 10 per chair.
then u have to go under the vehicle to remove a seemingly useless metal panel that shields the bolts that anchor the right side seat. not sure about left side.

remove the panel to gain convenient access to the two inner bolts of the seat.
the two outer-most bolts don't run through the floor.

after all that the seat should come out.

First Pic: What needs to come out in front of chair
2nd Pic: View from Side
3rd Pic: Red=first inner bolt(closest to driver) Yellow is panel & bolt that Needs to be removed. 2nd anchor should be a foot or so behind






I coulnt get my seats out because the bolts are rusted like hell. sorry for the odd language my laptops keyboard is out. doing this all with an on screen keyboard and trackpad


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Hello
a few days ago i attempted to remove the Captain's(swiveling) chairs. As stated, remove the plastic covers. just pry off the little screw covers. there should be about 10 per chair.

then u have to go under the vehicle to remove a seemingly useless metal panel that shields the bolts that anchor the right side seat. not sure about left side.

remove the panel to gain convenient access to the two inner bolts of the seat.
the two outer-most bolts don't run through the floor.

after all that the seat should come out.

[B]First Pic: What needs to come out in front of chair
2nd Pic: View from Side
3rd Pic: Red=first inner bolt(closest to driver) Yellow is panel & bolt that Needs to be removed. 2nd anchor should be a foot or so behind

I coulnt get my seats out because the bolts are rusted like hell.
actually, there's no need to get underneath and remove any bolts.

I have a 94 previa with the 2 swiveling captain's chairs. I took out the right side seat by removing the pastic covers (as previously indicated - there are only 4 small plastic covers you need to remove and this can be done quickly without any damage by using a small putty knife to pry the covers off), and then removing the 4 bolts from the floor that hold the seat in place. The bolt holes are threaded, and the bolt on the underside that your pic refers to is spot welded or attached in some similar fashion to the body and can't be removed (easily, that is).

It's a pretty simple procedure and took me all of 15 minutes.


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actually, there's no need to get underneath and remove any bolts.


It's a pretty simple procedure and took me all of 15 minutes.

For some reason, there's no "Thank" button, but I'd have clicked it if there were.

The bolt is 14mm, at least on the '95 Previa LE AllTrac.
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