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Pelican Technical Article:

Rear Seat Removal

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0

Talent:

**

Tools:

10mm socket, ratchet strap, flathead screwdriver

Applicable Models:

Volvo C30 T5 (2008-13)
Volvo C30 T5 R-Design (2008-13)

Parts Required:

Rear seat

Hot Tip:

Use a ratchet strap to pop the upper seat back off

Performance Gain:

Less weight = faster car

Complementary Modification:

Clean under seats

Removing the rear seats on the Volvo C30 can be a little challenging. This article covers how to remove the seats in under an hour.

Lift the lower seat cushion up at the front edges (green arrows) until it releases.
Figure 1

Lift the lower seat cushion up at the front edges (green arrows) until it releases. Pull the seat cushion up and out of the car. You'll also need to pull off the plastic cover (blue arrow) between the seats.

Fold the seat backs down and locate the small cover plate (green arrow).
Figure 2

Fold the seat backs down and locate the small cover plate (green arrow). Use a small flathead screwdriver to pry the plate off.

Loosen and remove the 10mm bolt underneath (green arrow).
Figure 3

Loosen and remove the 10mm bolt underneath (green arrow). Be sure to also pull out the black locating pin as well.

This picture shows the bolt and locating pin removed.
Figure 4

This picture shows the bolt and locating pin removed.

Now comes the tricky part.
Figure 5

Now comes the tricky part. The seat back is held in with a good amount of force. You'll need to use a ratchet strap to pull it off. Attach one end of the strap to the seat back as shown here (green arrow).

Attach the other end of the strap to the upper door hinge as shown here (green arrow).
Figure 6

Attach the other end of the strap to the upper door hinge as shown here (green arrow).

Tighten the ratchet strap until the seat back pops loose.
Figure 7

Tighten the ratchet strap until the seat back pops loose.

Note the seat back hinge as shown here.
Figure 8

Note the seat back hinge as shown here. It's common for the black retaining ring to pop loose of the hinge point.

Note the orientation when re-fitting the seat back into the car.
Figure 9

Note the orientation when re-fitting the seat back into the car. Installation is the reverse of removal.


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