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Corner Back Seat Removal

Can some one point me to where I find instructions on how to remove the corner back seats from a Transit passenger 350? They are the single seats against the windows that have a bar attached to the corner panel behind a cover and what looks like a rather large Torx bolt at the floor.

Just wanted some input before I attack this uninformed. Thanks a bunch.
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Can some one point me to where I find instructions on how to remove the corner back seats from a Transit passenger 350? They are the single seats against the windows that have a bar attached to the corner panel behind a cover and what looks like a rather large Torx bolt at the floor.

Just wanted some input before I attack this uninformed. Thanks a bunch.

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Here is a link to one Thread that gives the bolt sizes etc.
You can find other Threads about removal by typing in " seat removal" in the SEARCH box, above right.
Numerous members have done it, if you find yourself stuck, locate a mobility shop in your area that has installed wheel chair lifts in a Transit. They should be able to walk you through it. My Ford dealer took mine out at delivery (another option for you)

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1. Remove the plastic cover over the seat belt mechanism on the side wall - just grab it and pull it straight out.
2. Pull the seatbelt out a little and put a clamp on the belt to keep it from ratcheting back into the mechanism. If you pull the mechanism off the side wall and let it retract any more belt than it's supposed to, it will lock up and you'll have to mess with it to figure out how to get it to release. I did this the first time.
3. Pull off the plastic cover on the high shoulder belt loop; the one above your shoulder on the side wall. It pulls off like you're trying to open a clam.
4. Remove the Torx bolts for the high shoulder belt loop, beneath the seat belt mechanism, and on the floor. The seat belt mechanism slides up, then out, and the seat pivots forward then unhook from the front floor brackets.

Let me know if you need more info.

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1. Remove the plastic cover over the seat belt mechanism on the side wall - just grab it and pull it straight out.
2. Pull the seatbelt out a little and put a clamp on the belt to keep it from ratcheting back into the mechanism. If you pull the mechanism off the side wall and let it retract any more belt than it's supposed to, it will lock up and you'll have to mess with it to figure out how to get it to release. I did this the first time.
3. Pull off the plastic cover on the high shoulder belt loop; the one above your shoulder on the side wall. It pulls off like you're trying to open a clam.
4. Remove the Torx bolts for the high shoulder belt loop, beneath the seat belt mechanism, and on the floor. The seat belt mechanism slides up, then out, and the seat pivots forward then unhook from the front floor brackets.

Let me know if you need more info.
Great write-up, to pull it all together you will need both t50 and t55 torx sockets, an extension and a good socket wrench, maybe even a breaker bar. I used a binder clip for the seat belt but honestly I wouldn't worry that much about it locking. These things tend to ship in the retracted position, it's all about the proper angle for pulling the belt (and it being mounted).

Under the plastic you will find the T55 torx which is a very long bolt (almost feels like you're turning it forever) that mounts the seat (protruding metal mounting arm) and lower portion of the lap-shoulder belt to the chassis. Remove the bolt and remove the seat and you can replace it later if you want to keep the seatbelt in place. As mentioned the lap shoulder is bolted to the seat with a t50 on the opposite side of the seat from the buckle. Should be able to move the material just enough out of the way to use the T50 w/o an extension.

I think it took me about 15 minutes in 90 degree weather up in ME.

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Just want to say that I finally got to this last week after having to purchase both the T50 and T55 sockets. I got them at Home Depot for $2 bucks a piece. Like HCSGuy stated, it only takes about 15 minutes. Thanks so much for the help. Plenty of room now in the back!
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