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I am replacing the cabriolet top hydraulic cylinders. I must remove the rear seat back, so I can remove the left and right rear interior panels. How do I remove the rear seat back? Thanks, Bob

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  • wald944 Apr 04, 2011

    You have given me information for 1999 CLK, not a 1995 E320 Cabriolet. This information does not help, as there are no visible screws at the bottom of the seat back. The upholstry behind the arm rest is not removable, so no screws are accessible without cutting the fabric. I cannot do this. Also, the PDF download on removing the seat back is damaged and cannot be opened. wald944@yahoo.com

  • wald944 Apr 04, 2011

    Thanks for the updated information and PDF file.

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I quoite this procedure that work for one '99 CLK... bottom cushion first. Pull up from front then pull forward and out. The back has four attachment points. Three at the bottom... center, left and right. The fourth is behind the armrest. Pull the armrest down like you would to use it. Panel behind the armrest then needs to bepulled forward to expose two screws. I can't remember if that panel is supposed to come all the way out or remains attached to the seat back. Whole process is straight forward and shouldn't take long at all. Then you should see all of the headrest mechanism.

Other comments tell us that... once you get the rollbar exposed by removing the seat backrest, you will have to unbolt the entire rollbar as one piece. I believe it is held by about 4 larger bolts. Then on the backside of the verticle portion of the rollbar (on the right and left) about midway from the top of the the bar you will see a small metal cover held by some small screws,m I believe 2. Remove this cover as it holds a stop for the rollbars. Loosen the pressure on the hydraulic pump by turning screw counterclockwise so that the headrest bars can now be lowered. I recommend lowering the headrest after you reassemble and tighten the rollbar back... otherwise you won't be able to get to the bolts to ressemble the rollbar and the rollbar will sit loose behind the seat. This also means the two small cover pieces that you removed from the backside of the verticle bar may need to be left off your vehicle until you fix your system. With this at least you'll be able to drive again with the headrest in the lowered position and thus increase your rear view.

Also, here is some PDF on how to remove the rear seat: Remove rear seats.pdf (893.9 KB, 957 views)

Good luck.

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