I don't think I know how the operate them like the original ones. When I first got the car after the replacements were installed I had a new rattle. I found it was because one of the seats that was down was not really locked. So I push harder on it and I heard a distinct latching sound. Rattle fixed. The other day I needed to haul 5 people and felt it was better to have both rear seats up. Seemed to be pretty straight forward. Then this weekend I put them down. Again straightforward. But then today someone wanted to see the 3rd row. For the life of me, my wife and I could not get them back up. We heard motors running and latches clanking, but try as we might the seat backs would not go up. After about 10 attempts on one side and 6 on the other we finally got them up. Then putting them down again was not easy. It took at least 3 or 4 attempts per seat.