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DC Fold Down Rear Seats

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by JMB, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Aug 4, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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    JMB

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    I found this on another forum, but haven't seen it here, so here goes.

    Fairly easy mod to make the rear seat backs fold down on a DC. Provides access for storage, audio equipment, contraband, etc.

    First remove the under seat storage box if you have it. Four thumb screws, two on each side.
    Thumb Screws.jpg

    Next remove the bolts that hold the seat in. On the floor and the back wall. I forgot what size already.
    Bolt1.jpg
    Bolt 2.jpg

    Then lift the seats up and forward, the back will fold down. Then you can access the clips that need to be cut. You need a T30 Torx to remove them. The screws are kind of a bitch to get to because of that small metal bar in front of them. I took this after I cut them, but you get the idea.
    Location.jpg

    Cut about an inch off and round the ends of each clip. I first cut about 7/8 and it wasn't quite enough. I used a grinder, but whatever you have that cuts metal will work.

    Cut.jpg

    Have a beer, because you're done with power tools.

    Re-install the clips, seat and storage box. When you raise the seat bottom to fold it up the seat back will lift slightly when the bottom is about half way up, allowing you to fold the back down. Raise the seat bottom again to put it back in place. If you just want the seat bottom up, leave the back in place and the bottom will lock in the up position just as it came from the factory.
     
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  2. Aug 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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    That was my first question at the dealer - how does the rear seat fold down? Glad to see there is a way to do it if I want.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2014 at 10:17 PM
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    csuviper

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Good mod for the DC guys
     
  4. Mar 4, 2015 at 3:30 PM
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  5. Mar 4, 2015 at 3:40 PM
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    It`s true, I tried and it worked, Thanks
     
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  6. Nov 2, 2016 at 10:53 AM
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    What do the brackets look like before/after? They look the same in all of your photos...
     
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