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How do i remove the rear seats?
i flip them down and take out th bolts i see and then what should i do next?
Also how do i get the bottom part of the rear seat out because i have some screwdriver heads down there

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Seatbacks,

Flip them down. Remove metal trim pieces that is near the tops of the seats (this hides's the carpet edges). Remove the 4 plastic plugs that fastens the carpet to the seatbacks & remove carpet. Remove screws that attach seatbacks to the mounting brackets. They will be on the sides & the center bracket. Lift up the seatbacks... Those fastening bolts at the bottom use either 8mm or 10mm sockets.

Seatbottom: Look on the FRONT left & right sides of the seats. You will see 2 metal tab like levers that you have to pull up. Make sure that those tabs/levers have cleared the floor pan, then lift the seat up. Slide center seatbelt buckles out of the little slots.

Have fun, you should have the seats out in about 10 minutes.
 

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Eng beat me to it excellent explination.

Here's one for ya try getting the rear seats back in using only one hand. Getting those seat belt back through was a PITA!

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thanks for thehelp i will try it tomorrow!
on a aide note i have a 83 and i was wondering where i can route the amp power cable through
i have been looking for hours to find a good spot =(
 

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once you have passed the wire thru the firewall you just need to route it under the carpet all the way back to the amplifier, you may need to remove seatbottom to make it easier and to ensure that it wont get damaged . . . by seatbacks or anything else.

I will run wires for the complete system tomorrow but I have an advantage, no carpet at all, removed it to get a new one ( at a prestige upholstery shop here . . . they do really good and fast jobs for about $60 us dlls, this way I dont have to worry about where and how to . . . :wink:
 

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As usualy, there not much to add to Mr. Eng's explaination of the sdeat removal. However, the power cord for the Amp is easy. Instead of running it thru the interior of the car, run it underneath the car, and drill a hole in the spare tire wheel well and run the cord thru that.. then, once everything is in place, and your not gonna move the wires around anymore, fill the hole with RTV or something similar. Just make sure you secure the wire properly to the underchasis after you have it run... optherwise, it could drag on the ground, or worse, get caught in the driveshaft.
 

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are you kidding bob? Drill holes for a bloody stero wire? Secure stereo wire to the undercarige? Can you say ghetto? Sorry Bob, don't mean to be rude but thats a really bad and hacky idea (espeically nasty thing to do to a nice mk2 like your 84). No need to be removing carpet or seats either. Running amp and rca wires to the rear of the car is simple as can be, just do it the way the engineering gods at toyota do it. I've owned 4 mk2s and every one I've done it this way and never had a problem. And it never takes me more then half an hour and makes no ereversable changes to the car.

Run the wire from the battery. Take it to a gromet on the firewall on the DS, theres usually a spare one there I belive and the odd other you can squeeze extra stuff through. Next run it up through the dash and over to the DS kick panel fuze box area. After everything is run, come back and zip tie the power cable in the dash and ensure that its being there will not interfere with the pedals and their movement at all. Next partially or completly remove the interior panel that goes over the interior fuze box. Run the wire down to the floor on the inside of this panel, be sure it its on the side of the fuze box, not over it. Next remove the plastic trim that runs the length of the bottom of the door well, its held in by only 4 screws. The carpet is clipped to the body under this piece, gently pull the clips off the body and pull the carpet back a little. You will expose a big plastic tube that runs the length of the door. With a little patience you can run the wire through this tube (its a little tight as half the wires running to the back of the car are run through here), but if your lazy just pull the tube away from the body and run the wire underneath. You don't even need to secure it to anything here. Now we're at the bottom of the rear seat. This looks hard but is easy. Pull the rear seat hand rests off (just pull up on them, they snap off). Now the rear seat interior panel is joined to another panel that runs up the door well with a little clip right at the bottom. Slide this clip off and pry these two panels apart just enough to push the wire through. Push it till you can see it through the hole where the hand rest was. Grab it and pull the wire through. Now you can put everything else back together if you want, but the last step is to push the wire over the rear wheel well from the hand rest hole. Getting the wire into the hatch from here is easy and there are many ways to run it. I usually run it underneath the bracing thats between the two shock towers as I usually put my amps around the fuel tank access panel next to the spare. Voila, done, no permant mods, completley invisible wires, and it should only have taken you half an hour. Do the same on the other side for your RCAs and any other wires you need to run back there. You want to keep your RCAs away from your big guage power wire. The other side is exactly the same as the drivers side.
 

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SupraFiend said:
are you kidding bob? Drill holes for a bloody stero wire? Secure stereo wire to the undercarige? Can you say ghetto? Sorry Bob, don't mean to be rude but thats a really bad and hacky idea (espeically nasty thing to do to a nice mk2 like your 84).

Never said that how I would do it on my Mk II.. just that if your looking for an Easy way to do it... thats a possibility. I did it that way on a beater or two that I've had (tho in those cases, I just used rust holes). Hell, I'm having a hard time justifying puttin in a new radio in my car (Still has the Factory radio with the worn out busted ass factory speakers)... let alone drill a hole in ANYTHING on it. Christ sakes, I'm so paranoid of Malloy repossesing it if I do anything half assed to this car I'm almost afraid to wrench on it :wink: ...nut then again, someone had to put that parts closet to use :D [/u][/i]
 

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well It took me well more than a half hour to do it my self but I was using 4ga wire (the limit that you can stuff in that plastic conduit) and only one hand. turned out really nice
 

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Supra Bob said:
As usualy, there not much to add to Mr. Eng's explaination of the sdeat removal. However, the power cord for the Amp is easy. Instead of running it thru the interior of the car, run it underneath the car, and drill a hole in the spare tire wheel well and run the cord thru that.. then, once everything is in place, and your not gonna move the wires around anymore, fill the hole with RTV or something similar. Just make sure you secure the wire properly to the underchasis after you have it run... optherwise, it could drag on the ground, or worse, get caught in the driveshaft.
I've seen few local stereo amps installers do that, but for me, I wouldnt do that in any car, safety reasons are the most important . . . . always do things the safe way . . . in a crash acident few things can get messy . . . gas . . . sparks that may come from that cable but small enough that wont burn the fuse element . . . you imagine the rest . . . in peace.

no way jose!!

take your time, do it right, do it safe! . . . then enjoy.
 

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Never said that how I would do it on my Mk II.. just that if your looking for an Easy way to do it... thats a possibility. I did it that way on a beater or two that I've had (tho in those cases, I just used rust holes). Hell, I'm having a hard time justifying puttin in a new radio in my car (Still has the Factory radio with the worn out busted ass factory speakers)... let alone drill a hole in ANYTHING on it. Christ sakes, I'm so paranoid of Malloy repossesing it if I do anything half assed to this car I'm almost afraid to wrench on it :wink: ...nut then again, someone had to put that parts closet to use :D [/u][/i][/quote]

oh ok! You were scaring me for a minute there Bob. I thought you were going to do that to your 84, or worse, already had!
 

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Thanks for all the help everyone
i have installed my wiring but yet to take out the back seats
will do this weekend
ttyl
 
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