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How do you lay down rear seat flat?

I own a 98 GMC Safari van that was customized with a rear bench seat that lays down into a bed(sofa seat). My friens and I moved all the levers and can move it back and forward, 1 time we accidently were able to get it to lay flat, but don't for sure what we did. Since I bought this used, there is no manuals with it. It has seating for 7, @ captaions chairs in the front and 2 in the center and then the sofa bench seat in the rear.

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    Vickie Evans Mar 13, 2009

    Thank you allicat0893 for the suggestion, unfortuanetly mine is a 98 and does'nt have levers on the corner. We have since found that the lever is in the front middle and while pushing this down and pulling up on the lower cushion until the seat forms a "V" then pushing on the raer cushione it finally goes down. It is hard to do, at forst I thought we would break it, but it worked. To retuen to upright, we pulled up again on the front cushion and also after the"v" shape we pushed down on the front and pulled up on the back. Thanks for trying to help me.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    back seat button does not work to convert to if there is no you think it is a fuse or what

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    sofa moves back and forth but when i press the other switch for the bed it just makes a noise i have changed the motor the same thing



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I just bought a 93 GMC Safari Van and couldn't figure this out either. Luckily, I did have the manual. It appears that the  lever under the front of the sofa moves in forwards and backwards. There is a lever on the corner of each side. Lift up on each and pull cushion forward. Also, you can push on the back of the sofa to help it go down. Hope this helps! 

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