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Rear Seat-back Latch Replacement

NOTE:
  • When removing components, use the trim tools or equivalent.
  • Take care not to tear the seams or damage the seat covers.
  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • The left rear seat is shown, the right rear seat is similar.
  1. While pulling the latch lever (A), and remove the screw.
  1. Release the hooks (B), and pull up the latch cover (C) from the rear seat-back.

  1. Disconnect the control cable (A) from the latch lever (B), and remove the latch cover (C). Take care not to bend the cable.

  1. Detach the clips and hooks (A), then remove the striker hole cover (B).

  1. Remove the bolts securing the seat-back latch (A).
  1. Carefully pull out the seat-back latch and cable (B) out through the striker hole in the seat-back cover.
  1. Reassemble the seat-back latch and cable in reverse order of disassembly, and not these items:
    • If the clips are damage or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.
    • Make sure the seat-back cable is routed properly.
    • Make sure the seat-back cable is connected securely.
    • Make sure the rear seat locks and unlocks properly.