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Rear-facing jump seats removal

Discussion in 'Model S' started by AndreyATC, Feb 22, 2016.

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  1. AndreyATC

    AndreyATC Member

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    Could someone please tell me which tool to use to remove the 3rd-row seats?
    I believe it's just couple of bolts on the bottom of the seats holding them secured to the car

    Thank you
     
  2. AndreyATC

    AndreyATC Member

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    Need help
    SC is telling me something that does not add up in my head
    i removed the seat by simply unscrewing two bolts pictured below
    Used torx 45 and it worked well
    it was a bit of an effort however
    seats have been washed and I was ready to put back in
    These two bolts are now simply going through the whole that seem like was threaded before
    tech said I stripped the thread
    i understand you could do that by overtightening something, but unscrewing ???
    it is aluminum piece where the bolt screws into and it's not really thick to handle whole seat hanging just with thread
    Is there a nut that was supposed to be on the other side securing the bolt?
    Anyone ever removed/reinstalled the seats??
     

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  3. GRADIEGO

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    You need the "barrel nut" that attaches underneath. They may have fallen down when you removed the bolt. You can probably fish it out and use again. Your SC will have them too.
     
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  4. Chris TX

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    That's odd. I've removed my 3rd row before, for a 1000+ mile trip and the nuts stayed in place for re-installation. It does look like your nuts have moved away from the holes, so It's probably going to take the Service Center to relocate them or install new ones. I wish they were more captive, for sure.
     
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  5. AndreyATC

    AndreyATC Member

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    Thank you for your help guys
    Yesterday I came across very old thread which showed that barrel nut
    I got the part number and ordered it this morning
    I only was able to find one of them
    Used paperclip the fish it out

    BARREL NUT, M10 2006869-00-A $3.60

    Lesson learned
    If you need to take the seats out you have to somehow secure those nuts
    maybe use magnets or some sort of paper clip to hold them in place
     
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  6. jaguar36

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    Can you get to the backside to put the new nuts on? I wanted to take out the seats to clean them before but I was worried about reinstalling them as well. Did you find a torque spec on the bolts?
     
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    I'll have to find out about the torque
    Though, it seems that the bolt regardless of position inside the nut is tough to rotate
    Kind of like lock nut...
    So even if it's not extremely torqued, it won't fall out
    I also have good feeling on how tight it supposed to be, based on getting it out effort
     
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    very informative thread. thanks to the OP and feedback
     
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    @AndreyATC curious if/how you were able to get the new nuts into position (per @jaguar36's query).
     
  10. AndreyATC

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    You have to snake it out.
    It's slides side-to-side in the channel and will never fall.
    I was able to fish both of them with no issues
    You need to get inside the threaded hole and go along the trunk surface to the side
     
  11. AGM

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    Exactly. There is a rail inside the hole you can set the nut into (flat parts top and bottom if I remember correctly) and you can then slide it over to the bolt hole.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the replies folks! You just put me in a good mood.
     
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    Does anyone know if you can just use the bolt to hold the barrel nut in place until the seats are ready to reinstall? I want to remove the rear facing seats for a long road trip and I don't want to lose the nut... I thought about trying to get someone to weld something so I can easily detach and reattach the seats without losing the nut...
     
  14. AndreyATC

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    Just screw the bolt back into nut as soon as you remove the seats
    It will stay there and will keep barrel nut from sliding
     

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