Mechanics

REMOVING BACK SEAT

2002 Infiniti Q45 • V8 2WD Automatic • 140,000 miles

2002 Infiniti Q45--I need to replace the trunk lift support cylinders. How do I remove the back seat to get to them?
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RayE
February 14, 2011.




There are different type of seat, see which is applicable.

REMOVAL OF MANUAL SEAT (BENCH SEAT)

1. Pull the lock at the front bottom of the seat cushion forward (1 for each side), and pull the seat cushion upward to release the wire from the plastic hook, then pull the seat cushion forward to remove.

Fig. 4: Removing Of Manual Seat (Bench Seat)

2. Partially remove the seatback board to disconnect the harness connector and remove the nuts (2) on the sunshade switch.

3. Remove the RH and LH screws (2) on the seatback.

4. Slide the seatback upward to pull off the wire from the vehicle-side hook, and remove the seatback.

5. After removing, remove the hog ring to separate the trim and pad.

REMOVAL OF POWER SEAT (SPLIT SEAT)
Center seat
1. Pull the lock (1) at the front bottom of the seat cushion forward, and pull the seat cushion upward to release the wire from the plastic hook.

Fig. 4: Removing Of Center seat (Split Seat)

2. Remove the Velcro fastener at the rear of the seat cushion trim, and pull the seat cushion trim forward to remove.

3. Partially remove the seatback board to disconnect the harness connectors for rear control switch and rear seat control unit.

4. Remove the nuts (4), and slide the center seatback assembly upward to remove.

5. After removing, remove the hog ring to separate the trim and pad.

RH/LH seat
1. Remove the headrest holders at the right and left.

For the RH seat, remove the headrest, and turn the headrest holder toward the front of the vehicle by 90 to remove.

For the LH seat, move the headrest to the lower limit to remove it. Then insert a slotted screwdriver into the hole on the headrest holder to pull up. Release the tab (1) on the headrest holder to remove the headrest holder.

Fig. 6: Removing Of Headrest RH/LH Seat (Split Seat)

2. Raise the bottom of the seat cushion to release the wire from the plastic hook (2 for each side), then pull the seat cushion forward to remove. (For the LH seat, disconnect the harness connector for the seat heater).

Fig. 7: Raising Bottom Of Seat Cushion To Release Wire From Plastic Hook

3. Access the hooks (2 for each side) from between the seatback pad and rear seatback frame, and pull them downward to remove the wire. Then, slide the seatback upward to remove.

4. Remove nuts (4 for each side) and bolts (1 for each side) to remove the power unit frame assembly.

Fig. 8: Removing Nuts And Bolts

5. Remove the mounting bolts (4 for each side) and disconnect the vehicle-side harness connector on the seat cushion frame.

Fig. 9: Removing Mounting Bolts And Disconnect Vehicle-Side Harness Connector On Seat Cushion Frame

6. After removing, remove the hog ring to separate the trim and pad, and rear seat heater unit (only LH-side).


KHLow2008
Feb 14, 2011.


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