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    GXL Rear Seat Removal How To - With Photos

    This weekend marked the time in my life when the rear seats of my GXL had to go. After much googling I found the instruction manual everyone else uses:
    http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread...t-modification

    I thought I'd put up a bit of a step-by step with photos to make life easier for others in the future. This will take a few posts as there's many photos and I can only have 5 per post.


    Remove the tie down points. A 10mm socket gets the bolts out.
    Lift out the fold up floor. This is held in with plastic clips that require a little force to remove.
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    With the fold up floor out, it is possible to lift out the left and right wing panels. These are also held in place with plastic clips, a gentle lever up gets them out pretty easily.

    Left:
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    Left Panel Removed:
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    Right:
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    Right Panel Removed:
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    The next step was to remove the rear kick panel thing. This is held in place with 3 bolts. A 10mm socket is required again. I failed to get a photo for this as I was busy struggling with the clips holding the panel in place. It requires a bit of force to get out.
    This is from the manual and shows the extent of the task:
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    Across the seats is a metal plate, held in with 2 more bolts, guess what, a 10mm socket gets these out too.
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    On the left and right there are 2 more metal bracket things with another 2 bolts. I'm sure you've worked out which socket is needed.
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    Left Bracket Removed:
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    Right Bracket Removed:
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    We are now on the home stretch - one more post should cover it!
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    Now that all the brackets are out, its time to finally remove the seats.
    To do this, you will need to lift up/out the seat bases (as you would do setting up the seats). This will reveal the bolts (a 14mm socket here, not a 10mm) holding the backs of the seats in place.
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    Now, coming in from the rear doors, flick open the little tabs to reveal the final bolts for each of the seats.
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    Guess what, the seats are now ready to be removed. Remember that these weigh about 20kg each, so be careful with the lifting!
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    With the seats removed, go nuts. Me, I'm putting in a new set of drawers...here's the starting body work:
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    I hope you can find this helpful. I know I struggled very slightly with the manual...
    Last edited by Spilsy; 01-06-2015 at 07:38 AM.
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    Thanks for posting Spilsy, very helpful for those of us who plan on doing drawers.
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    As a follow up - The cabin noise increases without the seats. There's no sound insulation in the rear floor pan. Even with my new drawers, the noise has increased. I will be installing some acoustic foam beneath the drawers when I can get myself to clark rubber.
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    rear seats

    Great post , just easier with pics and when someone has done it, I like easy. Thanks.

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    Planning on doing this over the coming weekend. What have people used under their drawers for sound deadening?

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    Excellent post, thanks for sharing, might just be the kick I need to get mine out finally. TBH I thought this was a much bigger job.
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