How to remove / lift rear seat cushion 2009 vibe gt

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How to remove / lift rear seat cushion 2009 vibe gt

Post by 350kVibe » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:16 pm

I need to get to the fuel pump hatch that's supposedly beneath the rear seat, but every video I've found shows the rear seat in 2 parts with a couple convenient bolts in each. . . Not the case here. It's one solid piece with, I believe, one clip on each side. I can't figure out how the clips work and I don't want to break anything. Can anyone please tell me how this thing comes off?
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Post by tpollauf » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:16 pm

Maybe these pics will help. There are two nylon female type latches which grab the "looped heavy wire" tab, attached to the seat base. You can see the nylon inserts in both photos. It grabs the looped wire (probably 1/8" thick or thicker) pretty good. This "wire" I'm referring to makes up the steel structure of the entire seat base. Lots of upward force is needed to release them. I think we partially broke one of them removing the seat. You then can get to the fuel tank components. We did this several years ago. Hope this helps a bit :)

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Re: How to remove / lift rear seat cushion 2009 vibe gt

Post by jolt » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:10 pm

See if this helps:
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Post by zbyers » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:25 am

Lifting up the seat cushion should be exactly like Jolts image. And if not that method, it's 4 bolts usually.
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Post by SlammedNiss » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:07 am

tpollauf wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:16 pm
Maybe these pics will help. There are two nylon female type latches which grab the "looped heavy wire" tab, attached to the seat base. You can see the nylon inserts in both photos. It grabs the looped wire (probably 1/8" thick or thicker) pretty good. This "wire" I'm referring to makes up the steel structure of the entire seat base. Lots of upward force is needed to release them. I think we partially broke one of them removing the seat. You then can get to the fuel tank components. We did this several years ago. Hope this helps a bit :)

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Gotta ask, what were you doing to pull the entire interior?
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Re: How to remove / lift rear seat cushion 2009 vibe gt

Post by tpollauf » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:48 am

SlammedNiss wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:07 am

Gotta ask, what were you doing to pull the entire interior?
My son was installing some sort of I-Pod adapter and it required a cable to be ran from the amp up to the front of the car where the I-pad would be. Long before Bluetooth :o This was in 2011. I also then installed the heated seat components while all was removed.
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