How do you remove the seat back panel? The upper clips are free, but the lower seat back is still secured. This is a 2006 Lincoln LS.
Country: United StatesMake: LincolnModel: LSYear: 2006
I can see the lower mounts and have tugged gently at the bottom of the seat panel. Is there a release on the lower posts? Or do I just pull out with force?
I am assuming you mean the seat back panel on the front seat?
Here are the instructions for you
Remove the seat backrest trim panel.
You will need a trim panel tool like this
Step 1 is the part I am still not clear on. Where do I place the tool to release the lower retainers? Do I inset it from the bottom of the panel, or reach in from the top where there is a gap because the upper hooks are lose? Am I using it just to rock the retainers lose, or is there a release mechanism I am to activate?
Go in from the bottom and then pop it out with the tool.The pic shows you the location of the two clips.
The clips look similar to this
Does that make sense to you?
so the clips are on the inside! That explains why I couldn't see the clips from below, or inside the pocket. It must be reversed. I will try it after buying the tool tomorrow.
Yes you will insert the tool from the bottom of the panel around the clip then pry it out on each side
Thank you, I have a broken seat panel on my daughter's 2000 LS, and my husband's 2006 LS. At least they are consistent and now I can repair both.
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