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I just wrapped up converting my 2010 Sequoia Platinum's second row captains chairs out and installing a 40/20/40 bench from a donor 2008 Sequoia SR5.
1. The floor pan is the same for the SR5 and the Platinum I was able to use the stock bolt locations without issue.
2. Have fun with the console. There weren't any instructions I could find to disassemble the console and it took me the better part of an hour to disconnect the seat heater leads from the console.
3. The carpet will need trimming, but not too much. Actually barely needed any trimming to make it fit and I have weathertech floor mats which cover the center bench rails beautiful it really looks stock except for a shallow dip of the carpet beneath the center bench.

Please take a look at the pictures below if you have any questions please let me know, it was a really fun project and my wife loves the new layout with our 3 car seats.




 

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I'm doing this exact swap tomorrow. I have a 2010 platinum. Wife wants to be able to sit closer to my 1 and 2 year olds on long trips. I have the grey interior. Got a bench from a salvage yard for $275. Where does the middle seat belt attach? Is it part of the seat or does it anchor some place behind?
 

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Hi BillT82
The seatbelt is integrated into the middle seat so all you need to do is bolt the seat to the floor. Please let me know if you have any questions. Trimming the carpet was actually the hardest part of this. Well next to removing the seat heater switches. Taking out the seat heater plugs was by far the hardest part of this as their is no instruction set to disassemble the center console and those plugs are way up the top.

EDIT: it will disassemble way easier if you unbolt the center console from the floor and then dissemble it from the bottom up instead of trying from the top down like I did my first hour.


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I couldn't find any instructions so I just had to try and wing it. The plastic shroud pieces are secured with 3 screws and a bunch of pull tabs you can just pull up. Do the forward plastic first then move to the back as they overlap.
For the carpet I just bolted in the seats under the carpet and went back to trim to fit after install to make sure I cut as little as possible. There was still a sizable gap behind the middle seat so I glued the scrap carpet pieces there and have the weather tech digital floor mats so it covers the glue marks nicely


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You'll need a screw driver and trim pulling tool if you have one or just wrap a long screw driver in a rag to help prevent scratching the plastic panels on the floor hiding the floor bolts for the outside chairs. And some pliers could be handy for misc. things that get stuck.


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Oh and razor blade for the carpet. The carpet padding is crazy tough so be ready for a work out cutting it without scratching the floor


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Last night I completed my installation. Thanks for the advice. Wasn't difficult at all. Center console has 4 10mm bolts, two under the felt inside the bottom of the console, and two under the trim near the cup holders by the seat warmers. Need to detach the seat warmers control cables on the seats and on the center console. The center console is bolted to two brackets that have 2 14mm bots each. The bolt holes from the brackets are where the middle seat bolts to. I just taped them up with electrical tape. I'll try to post some more photos and videos I took of the process.
 

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Here are the brackets that the center console bolts to


Seat heater clips on seats



Seats and center console out


Middle seat is in some carpet trimmed away



Outer seats bolt up to exact locations of the platinum captains chairs .


Leather is the same color but is slightly different texture and not perferated like the front or back seats .
 

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Wow great job Bill! Really wish Toyota had just come with a bench option from the start but they at least made it fairly easy to switch seats. The difference in leather texture is only slightly noticeable to us and since the color is so similiar I don't think anyone else who has ridden in the car can tell unless I point it out. And major Kudos on the center console took me forever to get those dang plugs out looks like you got it out in a sinch.


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Hi. I know this is an older thread but I have a question. It appears that a platinum trim may use the same outer seats in the second row? Could you just swap the middle seat of a bench with the console? I can't find part numbers online to compare. I.E. buy a middle seat from a bench donor and swap it in. I know the limiteds captain chairs have arm rests but the platinum does not.

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