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Re: Removing back seat bottom from 2005 Camry

"Sliderbot" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I can't seem to get the back seat bottom removed from my 2005 Camry. It was
> easy to pull it from the clips on my 2000. Is there something different
> with
> the 2005?
>


Pull straight up, not towards the front of the car. It is easier if you
pull up one side (RH or LH) at a time. Just remember, as hard as it is to
pull up, it will be harder to line up and put back. ;-)
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Ray O
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Re: Removing back seat bottom from 2005 Camry

I find it near impossible. Would you suggest a screwdriver?

"Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
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> "Sliderbot" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>I can't seem to get the back seat bottom removed from my 2005 Camry. It
>>was
>> easy to pull it from the clips on my 2000. Is there something different
>> with
>> the 2005?
>>

>
> Pull straight up, not towards the front of the car. It is easier if you
> pull up one side (RH or LH) at a time. Just remember, as hard as it is to
> pull up, it will be harder to line up and put back. ;-)
> --
>
> Ray O
> (correct punctuation to reply)
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Re: Removing back seat bottom from 2005 Camry

"Sliderbot" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I find it near impossible. Would you suggest a screwdriver?
>
> "Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>
>> "Sliderbot" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>I can't seem to get the back seat bottom removed from my 2005 Camry. It
>>>was
>>> easy to pull it from the clips on my 2000. Is there something different
>>> with
>>> the 2005?
>>>

>>
>> Pull straight up, not towards the front of the car. It is easier if you
>> pull up one side (RH or LH) at a time. Just remember, as hard as it is
>> to pull up, it will be harder to line up and put back. ;-)
>> --
>>
>> Ray O
>> (correct punctuation to reply)
>>

>


I would not recommend using a screwdriver because it will probably end up
tearing the upholstery.

Here is a link to Camry repair manuals. Go the Generation 5 link, go to
section 72 (Seats), then go to Page 72-38. The seat bottoms are secured the
same way for TMC (Toyota Motor Corp. in Japan) and TMMK (Toyota Motor
Manufacturing Kentucky) made Camrys.

This will give you an idea of where the spring clips are located and how to
lift them up.
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Ray O
(correct punctuation to reply)
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Re: Removing back seat bottom from 2005 Camry

On Fri, 05 Jan 2007 18:15:11 -0700, Sliderbot wrote:

> I find it near impossible. Would you suggest a screwdriver?



Pick up one corner, slide your hand in (as much as you can) and PULL!!!

I don't know what changed from 1995 until now. My '95 Tercel had the
'tabs' like the cars in the 80's, you'd press them and lift. But now (and
I didn't look, or I've forgotten...) they do it different. The rear seat
in my Scion was a BIOTCH!!! I stuck my hand in (both hands, actually) and
pulled straight up, and it came out. BTW, it HURTS!!! But, once you get
one side done, the other is easy.

It's not as hard to line up as Ray alludes, but it ain't easy! If you've
done it with older models, it's the same. Get it lined up and PUSH and it
will pop back in.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Re: Removing back seat bottom from 2005 Camry

I used a secret weapon, my wife. Another couple of hands at a different
angle, and it snapped free. Thank you for your response!

"Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
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>
> "Sliderbot" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>I find it near impossible. Would you suggest a screwdriver?
>>
>> "Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>
>>> "Sliderbot" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>>I can't seem to get the back seat bottom removed from my 2005 Camry. It
>>>>was
>>>> easy to pull it from the clips on my 2000. Is there something different
>>>> with
>>>> the 2005?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Pull straight up, not towards the front of the car. It is easier if you
>>> pull up one side (RH or LH) at a time. Just remember, as hard as it is
>>> to pull up, it will be harder to line up and put back. ;-)
>>> --
>>>
>>> Ray O
>>> (correct punctuation to reply)
>>>

>>

>
> I would not recommend using a screwdriver because it will probably end up
> tearing the upholstery.
>
> Here is a link to Camry repair manuals. Go the Generation 5 link, go to
> section 72 (Seats), then go to Page 72-38. The seat bottoms are secured
> the same way for TMC (Toyota Motor Corp. in Japan) and TMMK (Toyota Motor
> Manufacturing Kentucky) made Camrys.
>
> This will give you an idea of where the spring clips are located and how
> to lift them up.
> --
>
> Ray O
> (correct punctuation to reply)
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Re: Removing back seat bottom from 2005 Camry

"Sliderbot" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I used a secret weapon, my wife. Another couple of hands at a different
>angle, and it snapped free. Thank you for your response!
>


You're welcome!
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Ray O
(correct punctuation to reply)
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Re: Removing back seat bottom from 2005 Camry

"Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

>
> "Sliderbot" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>I find it near impossible. Would you suggest a screwdriver?
>>
>> "Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>
>>> "Sliderbot" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>>I can't seem to get the back seat bottom removed from my 2005 Camry.
>>>>It was
>>>> easy to pull it from the clips on my 2000. Is there something
>>>> different with
>>>> the 2005?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Pull straight up, not towards the front of the car. It is easier if
>>> you pull up one side (RH or LH) at a time. Just remember, as hard
>>> as it is to pull up, it will be harder to line up and put back. ;-)
>>> --
>>>
>>> Ray O
>>> (correct punctuation to reply)
>>>

>>

>
> I would not recommend using a screwdriver because it will probably end
> up tearing the upholstery.
>
> Here is a link to Camry repair manuals. Go the Generation 5 link, go
> to section 72 (Seats), then go to Page 72-38. The seat bottoms are
> secured the same way for TMC (Toyota Motor Corp. in Japan) and TMMK
> (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky) made Camrys.
>
> This will give you an idea of where the spring clips are located and
> how to lift them up.


where is the link you referred too, Ray O
 

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1991 Camry LE split fold down rear seat

I love you guys. I looked at the Repair Manual (not very well) and thought that the seat was held by 3 bolts. I looked and looked and couldn't find them. I started looking for info on the forums and found this thread. After reading it I went back and looked at the repair manual again and saw that they were not bolts at all but snaps like you described. I stopped in the parking lot after work tonight (as I work 2nd shift) and popped that sucka right out. I had been fretting over this for a few weeks. It was easy as pie. Many, many, many, many thanks.
Next on the agenda is the rear window deck so I can replace the speakers that are blown.
 
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