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How does the second row seat latch work obs suburban/tahoe

This is a discussion on How does the second row seat latch work obs suburban/tahoe within the Interior Tech forums, part of the General Discussion category; I have a 1999 suburban with the 60/40 split second row. The 40 part will flip forward but the latch ...

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    How does the second row seat latch work obs suburban/tahoe


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    I have a 1999 suburban with the 60/40 split second row. The 40 part will flip forward but the latch seems to be broken on the 60 part. I pull the strap and it won't flip forward. I peeked under the seat but I could not figure out how to manually release it (not knowing how the latch release works I'm kind of in the dark)
    1999 Suburban 5.7 LT 1500 2WD

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    Re: How does the second row seat latch work obs suburban/tahoe

    gimme a minute to upload a pic
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    Re: How does the second row seat latch work obs suburban/tahoe

    Bottom of the driver's side

    With the seat cover pulled off

    floor bracket, the hook is in the center, the 40 section is closer to the passenger door
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    Re: How does the second row seat latch work obs suburban/tahoe

    I've seen a ton of these with the exact same issue. Including mine. Seems the OEM cable attaching the nice cloth pull to the metal clasp that holds the seat down frays and separates. I've not yet found a replacement for it either.


    So, for now, I bought a new pair of long-nose needle-nose pliers I keep in the glove box for backseat down duty.
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    '03 Tahoe - Blackey

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    Re: How does the second row seat latch work obs suburban/tahoe

    Ah Ok , I can't event see the latch from where I'm looking. Think I'll have to unbolt it from the floor to see it. Thanks for the awesome pics.
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    Re: How does the second row seat latch work obs suburban/tahoe

    Unbolted it from the floor and found the problem... some paperclips, hair clips, pokemon keychain, candy, coins and a bunch of other stuff all jammed up against the latch mechanism.

    Unfortunately the large torx bolt broke in half as I was taking it out, but that's a different issue.
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    Re: How does the second row seat latch work obs suburban/tahoe

    Quote Originally Posted by bigburb View Post
    Unbolted it from the floor and found the problem... some paperclips, hair clips, pokemon keychain, candy, coins and a bunch of other stuff all jammed up against the latch mechanism.

    Unfortunately the large torx bolt broke in half as I was taking it out, but that's a different issue.
    How much money?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BHB View Post
    Ummm...By that, I think that would require sticking my own finger into my "Doug".

 

 

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