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Old 03-24-2007, 08:09 PM
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Removing the rear seat

I decided to take my seat back off today just to see what was back there and figured Iíd take some pictures for those people who need to get their door combination. SoÖ

How to remove that pesky rear seat back on a supercrew without the sub. I donít believe the sub will be in the way, but I cant be sure. Also, Iíll probably use the incorrect name for a few things, but youíll just have to deal with it. Be sure to click for pictures.

What you need:
Long flat head screwdriver
10mm socket or nut driver
And should you decide to above and beyond, a T50 Torx.


1. Take your flat head screwdriver and pry the plastic cap off of the top of the middle seat belt retractor cover.

2. Use a 10mm socket to remove the two bolts. Then pull up on the cover and let it hang on the belt.

3. The seat back has four anchor points for child seats, the retaining clips are behind the outer anchors on each side. Place your screwdriver on the outer edge of the vertical piece of metal just above the anchor point. Be careful not to damage your seat. (shown with seat lifted for clarity)

4. Push your screw driver straight back until you encounter the round seat frame, you must then get your screwdriver above this frame by working it upwards.

5. Once youíve gotten above the frame youíll immediately encounter a metal tab with a square hole, feel around until youíre certain that youíve got the end of the screwdriver in this hole.

6. In order to release the tab you must push down on the seat back while pushing in on the screwdriver. Just pushing down on the seat back probably wonít be enough, youíve got to put all your weight into it. Youíll know youíve got it when you notice the screwdriver has gone in more.

7. While holding the screwdriver in place pull up on the seat to release it. Itís helpful to place a phone book or something similar under the cushion to keep it from clipping back in to place while you repeat the process on the other side.

8. Repeat for the other side and lay the seat back down on the seat bottom.

9. Remove the 3 retaining push pins on the driver side by grabbing the outer edge and working them out. Notice the bottom one is smaller then the top two. (Yellow Boxes)

10. You should now be able to work the insulating cover back by working it out from under the pillar trim and driver side top child seat anchor.

11. Once youíve got that pealed away youíll see a black module. Your door code is printed in large numbers on this label. (Yellow square)

Should you decide to remove the pillar trim to make life a little easier when working with the insulating cover:

12 Use your screwdriver to pry the plastic cover off of the seatbelt shoulder mount.

13. Use a T50 Torx to remove the bolt.

14. Use your screwdriver to remove the plastic trim cover off of the top retaining bolt, near the ceiling, and use a 10mm socket to remove it.

15 Remove the plastic diamond plate sill protector by grabbing the outer edge and pulling up.

16 pull the pillar trim inwards to remove it.

To install reverse the process, making sure you keep the weather striping on the outside of the trim when reinstalling.

To get the seat back back on, align the top plastic hooks with their holes, then push back and down. Make sure itís in place by pulling on each corner to verify itís firmly in place.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:27 PM
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I found I was able to reach my hand down behind the seat from the side and easily release the clips. It's the wide plastic piece that needs to be pushed back, while the seat is pushed down slightly. Pops right up once you get it.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:47 PM
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Yep thatís a good way too, but I have big hands and no matter how hard I tried I couldnít get them back there.
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Good job documenting this. I put a few bends and ground down a screwdriver to do this with, but I was removing those seat alot a few years ago.
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:57 AM
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yea nice write up. The hardest part is locating that black clip and actually gettting to pop off.....It toook me an hour.....
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What are the benefits in removing the rear seats? I've read about people doing it, but I'm wondering why.
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sometimes people install amps up against the wall...I did it because when I was installing my seat covers, I had to get to the back of the seats to hold it down with industrial velcro. No way of doig that without removing the seats....that thing aint going no where
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What are the benefits in removing the rear seats? I've read about people doing it, but I'm wondering why.
Mainly to get the combination for the door, but there is a lil space back there to put some addons, but not much.
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I dynamated the rear wall and installed my seat covers. Don't have the power slider, but the wire and plug was there(maybe for the rear defroster?-don't have that either, but have the heated mirrors)and bolt holes for the slider. No power at the wire, it was taped with some felt to keep it from rattling. Not alot of room as even the black box left a imprint on the foam. Nice places to mount an amp or two, need to be thin. There are two vents down there so maybe a passive heat raditor setup would work. Maybe next project. Is there a fuse to get power to that wire? Probably need a switch too...
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I have the power slider, but I did find the plug for a sub, rear defrost and satellite radio.. which was a little weird considering I have satellite radio. I think it was an alternative mounting place for it if you had the nav unit.

To get power to those wires youíd probably need to jumper the connection where the switch would have been, if you donít have the sub there is a nice 25amp power source there, but I wouldnít run anything but a very small amp on it.
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I dynamated the rear wall and installed my seat covers. Don't have the power slider, but the wire and plug was there(maybe for the rear defroster?-don't have that either, but have the heated mirrors)and bolt holes for the slider. No power at the wire, it was taped with some felt to keep it from rattling. Not alot of room as even the black box left a imprint on the foam. Nice places to mount an amp or two, need to be thin. There are two vents down there so maybe a passive heat raditor setup would work. Maybe next project. Is there a fuse to get power to that wire? Probably need a switch too...

There has been previous discussions on what those two vents are. They are pressure vents and they open outwards whenever the doors are closed to relieve pressure inside the cab
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i would assume these instructions would work for a scab? appreciate the work screwy.
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i would assume these instructions would work for a scab? appreciate the work screwy.
I used this method to remove the rear seatback on my scab.I call it the reach around method.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...2006_F150.html
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I would assume so.

Iím looking at it now and noticing the post is a minefield of picture and ad linksÖ Probably should of organized it a lilí different.
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How big is the space behind the seat? Is there enough room for an amp or small subwoofer?
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