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How do I tighten the seat hardware on my brand new toilet?

I can't find ANYWHERE to access the bolts to tighten it up.

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There should be covers on the attaching hardware. These pry open to reveal the bolt heads. The nuts are underneath the flange. The hardware most likely is plastic so care must be taken to avoid overtightening.

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