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I need to remove the third row seats in my volvo XC90 so that the leather can be re-upholstered but we just can't figure out how to get them out.

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  • min6375 Mar 16, 2011

    I actually need to fully remove both the 3rd row seats not just fold down their backs.

  • min6375 Mar 16, 2011

    Ok, thanks

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There is a latch that gets tripped when the seat cushion slides in, and then the back folds down easily...but for some reason, a piece has broken off or worn down too much such that the latch is not contacted anymore. The problem won't necessarily go away without service at the dealership, but the temporary solution to get the seat back to go down is to open the trunk compartment (where the jack is) and lift that whole cover off (by removing the strap connectors). Then you have to reach under where the sides of the seat cushion travel along the track, and notice the little latch mechanism. Pull it towards you with your finger, while pushing the seat back down with the other hand, and you will be successful. It's very easy, just did it last night actually. Once you look around down there you'll see the latch mechanism that you need to pull, and it will all make sense.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

  • Tre Elkins Mar 16, 2011

    I'm sorry for the mis communication. all that i could locate about that vehicle is how to fold down the third row, although i did find that if you remove the second row then it triggers a sensor that affects the airbag system. i would strongly recommend talking with the service dept. at the dealer before pursuing this request further....


    sorry again i couldn't be of more help

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