How do i remove the front seats of a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix?
On W-Body vehicles, the front seats are secured to the floorpan by
two front hook attachments and two rear bolts installed to nuts welded
to the floorpan.
The manually operated two-way front adjusters
provides only fore and aft movement of the seat. When the seat adjuster
handle located on the front seat is pulled up, the seat adjusters
unlock, permitting travel of the seat. When the seat is in the desired
position and the seat adjuster handle is released, the seat locks in
A power operated six-way seat adjuster is available. The
adjusters are activated by three 12 volt, reversible, permanent magnet
motors with a built-in circuit breaker. The motors are energized by a
switch bolted on the seat side panel.
The three motors drive the
front seat and rear vertical actuators and a horizontal actuator. When
the adjusters reach the limit of travel, torque is absorbed through the
rubber mounted grommets located between the motor and the support. An
overload relay is provided in the circuit and will open should
excessive stall be applied.
The optional 60/40 split bench front
seats have seat back head restraints on the driver's and passenger's
seat back. The head restraints are designed so they cannot be removed
from the seat back without first inserting a small rounded tool inside
the head restraint support tube to release the locking tab. The 60/40
split bench seat is equipped with a reclining mechanism on both the
driver's and passenger's side. The recliner lever is located on the
outboard side of the spring cushion. When the lever is pulled upward,
the spring loaded dual linear reclining unit located in the cushion
frame is released, allowing the seat back to be pushed rearward or
allowing the spring loaded reclining unit to bring the seat back
Bucket seats are equipped with manual reclining
mechanisms. An optional six-way power seat adjuster is available. Some
bucket seats are equipped with inertia seat back locks. This system
allows the seat back to fold forward without requiring the occupant to
release a locking lever or access to the rear seat area. During a
sudden stop or deceleration, or if the front of the vehicle is nose
down, the inertia system of the seat back lock will engage, holding the
seat back in its rest position. A release lever is provided to allow
manual release of the seat back lock when the vehicle is in the nose
down position. The release lever is located at the lower rear outboard
corner of the seat back.
Some W-Body vehicles (notably Pontiac
coupes) have passenger front seats equipped with an E-Z Entry device.
This is actuated, in an unoccupied seat, by completely folding the seat
back forward disengaging the adjuster, and sliding the front seat
forward to gain access to the rear seat area. To return the seat to its
normal position, return the seat back to its rest position, and slide
the entire seat rearward, engaging the adjuster.
W-Body rear seats are available in several styles including a rear seat with an integral child restraint device.
Sep 01, 2009 |
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix