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Old 06-28-2009, 02:27 PM
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It's me again (Margaret).

Just noticed that the latch for the middle seat belt in the back seat is fallen beneath the rear seat. I tried the "push back-lift up" method common for most U.S. cars, but it didn't work.

I've done Google searches, and searched the archives of several Jaguar forums, but couldn't find how to remove the rear (bench) seat cushion in a 2004 XJ8. Please help.

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I don't know if we are the same, but I have an '06 XJR....feel around the lower front edge for some plastic triangler shaped "fingers". If you find them, try to move them either left or right. They are latch releases (4 of them). If they won't move, put a little downward pressure on the seat at the same point as the latch. Once you have released all 4 latches, lift the front of the seat up to unhook the rear. Be mindful of any wiring for heated seats or whatever. Hope this helps Bro.
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I don't know if we are the same, but I have an '06 XJR....feel around the lower front edge for some plastic triangler shaped "fingers". If you find them, try to move them either left or right. They are latch releases (4 of them). If they won't move, put a little downward pressure on the seat at the same point as the latch. Once you have released all 4 latches, lift the front of the seat up to unhook the rear. Be mindful of any wiring for heated seats or whatever. Hope this helps Bro.
Thank you MarlboroLTS, they are indeed the same. The seat came up with no problems, I was able to recover the seatbelt latch, and netted $1.74 in change in the process ;^). Good for a gallon of Premium gasoline, anyway...
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Anyone else successful in removing the rear seat on an 2005 XJ8L?

I have re-read the above and retried to remove the back seat but am unable to move the 'fingers' left or right. Am I missing another bit of info?

EDIT: So, should I be feeling for the levers/latches through the leather or reaching behind and up the seat foam to find the release?

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It is in fact damn difficult on some cars. The key is downward pressure on the seat as you pull the latches down. I had to get the dealer tech to walk me thru it the first time but it is still a 2 man job for me.
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Tarheal-

Thanks for the response. I will enlist a second set of hands and give it another go.

To clarify, am I reaching under/behind the foam edge of the seat, or should these release latches be able to be reached and moved through the leather on the 'face' of the seat?
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They are under the seat of the edge that faces the front of the car, by your feet.
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I am in the same boat. i bought a 2008 XJ8L and am missing the middle seat belt attachment. I have playd with taht seat for an hor and cant get the middle to release !
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thanks for the info on how to do it- I will have my 7 year old sit on it while I try and release it again,
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Here ya go! Helps to have little fingers.




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thanks- that was so nice of you to post that.
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Jag XJ8...photos were a HUGE help with my rear seat back disassembly. If I could have given you 10 more thank-you clicks, I surely would have. There is no way I would have gotten my seat bottom removed without knowing what I was looking for and where.
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Hey, what strikes me is that in the original post from 2009 $1.74 was enough for a gallon of premium!
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