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Rear Bench removal
« on: March 31, 2009, 03:09:51 PM »
Can anyone ( Jonnyc ) or anyone else that's done it, please give me some indication of how easy it is to remove the rear seat from an 06 GTi? Greenouse and I will be doing just that soon when we swap interiors and I'm a bit worried about needing any particular tools or knowledge.

Cheers in advance  :smiley:

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Re: Rear Bench removal
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 03:16:40 PM »
You'll need some 6 pointed and 12 pointed star drives (torx?) can't remember the sizes.

There's a small one on the middle hinge for the upright, accessed from the boot and found under a plastic cover. Undo this and then pull off the metal bracket to release. Wiggle the upright's pins out of their slots in the sides of the car.

Then, you'll have to undo the bolt for the middle seatbelt, tricky to get at, but you'll see it.

Base just pulls out with a bit of a twist.
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Re: Rear Bench removal
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 03:20:30 PM »
You'll need some 6 pointed and 12 pointed star drives (torx?) can't remember the sizes.

There's a small one on the middle hinge for the upright, accessed from the boot and found under a plastic cover. Undo this and then pull off the metal bracket to release. Wiggle the upright's pins out of their slots in the sides of the car.

Then, you'll have to undo the bolt for the middle seatbelt, tricky to get at, but you'll see it.

Base just pulls out with a bit of a twist.


just going to say that  :signLOL: so greenouse is having your seat  :signLOL:

Mods yes but way too many to stick in this little box

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Re: Rear Bench removal
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 04:49:32 PM »
Actually, come to think of it I'm taking mine out tomorrow for the track day on Saturday. I'll get some pics and a decent guide.
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Re: Rear Bench removal
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 04:54:00 PM »
Actually, come to think of it I'm taking mine out tomorrow for the track day on Saturday. I'll get some pics and a decent guide.

Nice one  :happy2:

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Re: Rear Bench removal
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 04:55:15 PM »
You need the 10 or 12mm XZN drive to remove the seatbelt at the rear..

Apart from that, its pretty easy and as Tony described..

Your rear ride height will raise about 15mm when you remove the rear seats, just bare that in mind if your going on track etc..

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Re: Rear Bench removal
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 05:05:42 PM »
Thanks for your comments guys, thats a big help.  :happy2: Tony, some pics would be very helpful  :smiley:

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Re: Rear Bench removal
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 05:10:49 PM »
No worries - shame I never saw a swap was on the cards, I call first dibs Greenhouse!!
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Re: Rear Bench removal
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 06:10:35 PM »

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Re: Rear Bench removal
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 01:37:18 PM »
tah-dah!

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3510.msg53228#new

Now, back to cleaning the bloody thing...
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Re: Rear Bench removal
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 04:46:45 PM »
Thanks m8, much appreciated.  :happy2: