How To Remove The Backseat of a Jeep Wrangler
Why Remove the Backseat of a Jeep Wrangler?
The Wrangler’s primary purpose is to provide secure travel for two passengers over off road driving conditions. By removing the backseat of a Jeep Wrangler, you open up more space to pack additional gear and equipment for outdoor recreational activities, such as fishing and camping. Removing the back seat also allows for convenience storage of essential vehicle maintenance tools.
Start with the Front
It sounds contradictory, but you have to focus on the front seats of a Jeep Wrangler, before you pay attention to removing the backseat. The front seats must move as far as possible forward, with the back support of the seats pushed towards the dashboard. Moving the front seat forward creates enough space to slide the back seat out. Jeep owners also have more than enough space to work on the backseat floorboard bolts.
Bolts Unlock the Wrangler Backseat
Your Jeep has four large bolts that keep the backseat firmly entrenched. Once you find the four bolts located at each of the backseat corners, you loosen the bolts by using a socket wrench. Make sure to save the bolts. The two front bolts include mounting brackets that you also save for future use.
Taking out the Backseat
Newer models allow you to slide the back seat out of the side door. All you have to do is lift the front end of the backseat and slide it out. Older Jeep Wranglers require you to lift the backseat out of its position and carry it out of the side door. This requires the assistance of at least one other person. Moreover, one of your helpers must be able to gain access to the relatively cramped interior to provide the initial thrust for pulling the backseat from its position.
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