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Old 06-17-2010, 04:59 PM
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w126 back seat removal

I trying to run a satellite radio antenna wire from the trunk to the dash through the back seat of a 1988 520SEL. I can get the bottom of the back seat out easily but I'll be darned if I can figure out how to get the seat back out. I hope somebody can help. Or, give me a hint on running a wire from the trunk through the back seat. I can see wire bundles leading from the trunk to the front but I cannot figure out how to get another wire to follow a wire bundle.

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Old 06-17-2010, 05:12 PM
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Once you have the bottom cushion out, I believe there are 3 screws to remove along the bottom (one on each end and one under the arm rest). Then the whole seat back slides up off the brackets and pulls out.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:04 AM
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It lifts straight up, there are hooks in there too. So when you get the 3 bolts undone from the bottom of the seat back, you need to lift straight up before out. It can be a really tight fit with the pillar molding and seatbelts, much easier as a 2 person job. Once you have it out, you'll see wires and vacuum lines entering a grommet into the trunk, just run the wire through there.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:25 AM
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Good luck getting the seatback out/back in by yourself, you need to be ExtraBuff(TM)

I have no problem with it, but I am no ordinary man.

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