Front Seat Removal/Installation

For some models: SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before performing repairs or service.

  • When prying components, use the handy remover set or equivalent.
  • Take care not to scratch the body or tear the seat covers.
  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.

1.If equipped with a side airbag, disconnect the negative cable from the battery, and wait at lease 3 minutes before beginning work.

2.Tilt the steering wheel all the way up, and telescope it all the way in.

3.Without front seat belt outer lap tensioner: Slide the front seat forward fully, and remove the anchor cover (A).


4.Without front seat belt outer lap tensioner: Remove the lower anchor bolt (A).


5.Remove the seat track outer end covers (A) and seat track center end covers (B) from the back of both seat tracks.



6.Remove the bolts.


7.Slide the front seat rearward fully, and remove the bolts.


8.Lift up the front seat, then detach the harness clips (A), and disconnect the side airbag connector (B)(for some models), seat heater connector (C) (for some models), and the seat belt switch connector (D). Disconnect the OPDS subharness connector (E) or seat belt reminder switch connector (F) on the passenger's seat. LHD is shown; RHD is symmetrical.

Passenger's seat with OPDS 

Passenger's seat without OPDS 

Driver's seat 

9.With the help of an assistant, carefully remove the front seat through the front door opening.

10.Install the seat in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Apply medium strength type liquid thread lock to the seat mounting bolts before reinstallation.
  • Tighten the seat mounting bolts to the specified torque in the sequence shown. Slide the seat all the way back and tighten (1) and (2), then slide it forward and tighten (3) and (4).
  • Make sure each connector is plugged in properly.
  • Tighten the bolts by hand first, then tighten them to specification with a torque wrench.
  • If equipped with a side airbag, perform the following works:
    • Reconnect the negative cable to the battery.
    • Check for any DTCs, and clear them using the HDS. If the DTCs will not clear, perform the necessary troubleshooting.
    • set the clock.