GM Full Size Vans 1987-1997 Repair Guide

Seats

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front
1987-95 MODELS

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the seat belt.
  2.  
  3. Raise the van and support it with jackstands.
  4.  
  5. From under the van, loosen the seat riser-to-floor panel retainers, then remove the washers and reinforcements.
  6.  
  7. Remove the seat.
  8.  

To install:


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Fig. Fig. 1: Front bucket seat mounting - 1987-95 models

  1. Install the seat.
  2.  
  3. Install the reinforcements, washer and retainers. Tighten the retainers to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the seat belt.
  6.  

1996-97 MODELS

See Figure 2

  1. Disengage the electrical connections from the seat adjuster (if equipped) and the seat belt buckle.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the seat-to-vehicle retainers.
  4.  
  5. Remove the seat.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Install the seat and its retainers and tighten the retainers to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Engage the electrical connections.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 2: Front seat mounting - 1996-97 models

Center and Rear
1987-95 MODELS

See Figure 3

  1. Unlatch the seat, and pull it towards the rear of the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the seat from the vehicle.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Place the seat in the vehicle and install the hooked retainers onto the pins.
  2.  
  3. Latch the seat into position, then push the seat backwards and forwards to ensure that it is seated properly.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Center and rear seat mounting - 1987-95 models

1996-97 MODELS

See Figures 4 and 5

  1. Disconnect the quick release latch plates for the lap or shoulder belts by pressing a drift punch or equivalent tool into the release hole of the belt buckle while pulling on the belt.
  2.  
  3. Remove the locking pin from its retaining clip and insert it in the hole provided in the rear of the seat riser.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the locking pin from the retaining clip - 1996-97 models



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Fig. Fig. 5: Insert the pin before removing the center and rear seats - 1996-97 models

  1. Lift the seat up and off the rails and out of the vehicle.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Install the seat in the vehicle and align the attaching points on the rails.
  2.  
  3. Push the seat forward to lock the front of the seat risers onto the pins on the inside of the floor rail.
  4.  
  5. Remove the locking pin and store the pin in its retaining clip.
  6.  
  7. Connect the quick release latch plate for the lap or shoulder belt by inserting the latch plate into the seat belt buckle and pushing to engage the latch plate with the belt buckle.
  8.  

 
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