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There is a handle on the side of the seat cushion which you pull up to fold the seat flat. The front seats must be forward and the 2nd row head rests must be folded down. The 2nd row seat will move forward when the side handle is pulled up. Once the seat back is laid flat you must pull the handle on the backrest to allow the seat to tip forward.
Is this what page 174 looks like.
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