2008 Cadillac SRX remove 3rd row seats

Tiny
DONALD HAMMOND
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  • 2008 CADILLAC SRX
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 65,000 MILES
The above vehicle which I recently purchased used, and which operates very well, came with a motor operated 3rd row seating system.I do not ever expect to utilize this and I am wondering if it is practical to remove it as there might be fuel economy savings by eliminating this extra weight and there also might be an increase in storage space by a lowered floor. The auto without the 3rd row has removable storage trays and other space for tools etc. My Cadillac dealer says it can`t be done but surely if they installed it could be removed?Can you offer any practical advice?
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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 12:00 PM

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Tiny
FACTORYJACK
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There is a procedure for rear seat #2 removal, I don't know what it is going to look like under the seat. I don't know as though you are going to gain much additional storage space, and the fuel economy increase may be slightly more than a trace amount. The seat is not going to weigh that much. Here is the procedure, for your reference.

Rear Number 2 Folding Seat Replacement
Removal Procedure


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Remove the rear seat track covers (1) from the front of the seat.
Raise the seat back to the upright position.


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Remove the rear seat track cover (1) from the rear of the seat.


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Remove the rear seat mounting bolts (1) from the rear of the seat.
Disconnect the electrical connectors from the seat.
Remove the seat from the vehicle.
Installation Procedure


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Insert the hooks (1) at the front of the seat into the slots in the floor.
Connect the electrical connector to the seat.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.


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Install the rear seat mounting bolts (1).
Tighten
Tighten the mounting nuts to 45 N m (33 lb ft).


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Install the seat track cover (1) to the rear of the seat track.


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Install the rear seat track covers to the front of the seat (1).
Calibrate the seat. Refer to Memory Seat Calibration .
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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 12:21 AM
Tiny
DONALD HAMMOND
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I think you have mis-understood my question as it appears you are showing me how to remove 2nd row seats. The 3rd row seats can be automatically stowed flat in the Cadillac Srx. Can you look at this again and advise me. Thanks.
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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
FACTORYJACK
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Rear #2 is third row seat. Rear #1 would be second row. Notice in the illustration, the proximity to the storage area(what looks like a spare tire well). Whether or not this is the power folding seat, I am not 100%. I was routed too the procedure through hyperlinks from rear seat control module replacement.
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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
DONALD HAMMOND
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O.K. And thanks.I guess my question should have been directed to G.M. What I am thinking of doing is converting this 3rd row seating arrangement to the other standard arrangement for this luggage area which is a flat floor with underfloor storage compartments (one removable). This is shown in photos 35, 36, and 37 in Ebay motors item 380253557989,2008 srx.I would remove the seats and floor and buy the alternate floor from G.M.I presume these 2 arrangements are interchangeable?Any comments?
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Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
FACTORYJACK
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I would imagine they are interchangeable, the vehicle is built on only one platform, with provisions for both options. I am not certain what all you would need to complete the job.

In thought, I also went and did some more research. There may be some programming needed as well. It has a seat module that is part of the low speed communications buss. I am not sure who uses the info, I would imagine that when the keyless is used to initite the seats operation, the seat module uses input from that to enable operation, but I don't know who would use seat info, if anyone. There may be issues with it's removal. There also may be an option to program without third row option, in something like a body controller. Service information does not give that scenario.
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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 11:09 PM

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