[V8] Re: Rear Seatback removal

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Tue Jun 22 13:13:26 EDT 2004

Thanks, Charlie.  I remembered I had a seatback in storage so I looked at
that and discovered Audi's little secret that you only have to move the
bottom downward maybe a quarter inch to clear those keepers and then you
can lift it up off the supports at the top.  I ground off the part of the
headrest plugs that need to be depressed to release them on the two plugs
that are behind the speakers.  The other two are easy enough to get to.  

At 10:28 AM 6/22/2004 -0600, Charles Baer wrote:
>I'm pretty sure the trick on my V8 was to go under the seatback and 
>lever the
>bottom tabs free with a big screwdriver.  If you have those @#% headrest 
>out, you're past the hard part.
>Kneale Brownson wrote:
>>I want to run some wire from the battery into the trunk to set up a relayed
>>trailer wiring system.  I decided to "do it right" and take out the rear
>>seat backrest.  A half hour project has taken all fricking morning.  So
>>far, I've followed Bentley's advice to remove headrests, release and remove
>>the real PITA "keepers" that you get to from the trunk and am at the point
>>where I'm supposed to push the seatback downward and release it from the
>>retainers "in the heel".  
>>The backrest won't budge.  I HAVE ALL FOUR of the retainers out.  
>>I've tried pounding with a big rubber hammer on the top of the backrest,
>>but there isn't much swing room.  I thought the jolting might release some
>>corroded stuff.  
>>How do you remove this POS?
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