Question about 2006 Kia Sedona
2nd row removable seat is stuck with only the rear latches attached. The front is not attached and now cannot release the rear latches, or get the front attached. Normally the front gets attached first, but I hooked the rear 1st by mistake.
Got it, with the help and eyes of my wife. The rear latch releases as the seat back is lowered. This release is ALMOST seat back down (about 3 inches above the seat bottom). As the seat back lowers, apply constant lift on the rear latch, and it will release as the seat back lowers. Hard-won knowledge - I think I invented some bad words in the process.
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
I used a broom. Get in the back row and jam the broom handle under the 2nd row seat. Apply upward leverage and then fold the back rest of the 2nd row seat forwards. This worked first shot for me.
Posted on May 05, 2010
Thanks guys! I could have saved myself an awful lot of time if I searched the web first. The rake trick worked for me. I sat in the back row, jammed the rake handle under the seat and pulled the release strap in the back. I didn't lower the seat down slowly, it collapsed as soon as I pulled the strap but with the rake pressure, it popped right out. Overjoyed and now contemplating washing my own mouth out with soup for my earlier struggles.
Posted on Jul 04, 2011
We bought a used 2011 KIA Sedona and the second row seat would not come out. Tried this trick and it worked like a charm!!!! Very happy to find this on the web!
Posted on Dec 24, 2011
Have to say it. Thank god for the internet. My story could be any one of these. I modified the fix to use an Axe handle, then thought of the engineer who designed it.
Posted on Mar 06, 2011
Tikono's solution worked like a charm, thanks tikono.
Posted on Jul 02, 2016
If the broom handle trick doesn't work, find where the wire goes to pull the latch that releases the back of the chair, i used a screwdriver to flick up the latch because the wire function was not working on one of our chairs. To find where this latch is just take out one of the chairs that is working and have a look underneath there should be a pin that the wire is attached to that just needs to be lifted up to release, do the same on both rear sides. ... All to easy mate.
Posted on Oct 13, 2012
Same problem...no solution. Let me know if you figured it out!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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