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1996 oldsmobile bravada: My rear seats..fold down

Customer Question

My rear seats in my 1996 oldsmobile bravada will not fold down, it was fine yesterday....
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Reecekerley replied 4 years ago.

Customer:

Hi, I will try to help you with your back seats.

Customer:

Did you haul something in the back that would cause them to not for down?

Customer:

I meant fold down. Sorry

Customer :

No, it did this once before and then a few days later worked again. They stck

Customer:

What fixed it before?

Customer :

i dont know. it just started working again one day and today they will not fold down

Customer:

Do the seats fold electrically or old fashion pull the lever and fold them down.

Customer :

old fashioned lever

Customer:

ok. let me research this and I will be right back.

Customer :

THANKS! I cannot find ANYTHING online. someone told me to ask an uhpolstere

Customer :

60/40-split fold-down rear seat

Customer :

thanks

Customer :

hello?

Customer:

The release mechanism is cable operated and unless you can see the cable move the release you will probably have to remove the seat back cover. It is closed at the bottom with a "J and arrow" or two j-straps. I would begin by taking those apart (use a screwdriver to help). See if you can feel around and figure out the problem. It you have to take the trim completely off you will need to remove the headrests. I would take it to an auto upolstery shop to avoid damaging the seat cover.




Customer :

do u have any pics?

Expert:  Reecekerley replied 4 years ago.
Wish I did. Sorry.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i need more info for that
Expert:  Reecekerley replied 4 years ago.
Ok, Are you willing to pull the seat covers?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
if i can figure it out
Expert:  Reecekerley replied 4 years ago.
That is your next step. The release mechanism is cable operated and unless you can see the cable move the release you will probably have to remove the seat back cover. It is closed at the bottom with a "J and arrow" or two j-straps. I would begin by taking those apart (use a screwdriver to help). See if you can feel around and figure out the problem. It you have to take the trim completely off you will need to remove the headrests. I would take it to an auto upholstery shop to avoid damaging the seat cover.
Let me know what you find.Smile
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
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