Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Seats

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

Front Seats

The front seats are removed by disconnecting the 4 mounting bolts holding the seat to the floor rails. The bolts may be under plastic covers which can be popped off with a small tool. The seat assembly will come out of the vehicle complete with the tracks and adjuster. When reinstalling the seat, make certain that the bolts are properly threaded and tightened. SEAT MOUNTING AND RETENTION IS A CRITICAL SAFETY ITEM. NEVER ATTEMPT TO ALTER THE MOUNTS OR THE SEAT TRACKS.

Rear Seats
BENCH SEAT CUSHION
  1. Pull forward on the seat cushion releases. These are small levers on the lower front of the cushion.
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  3. Pull upward on the front of the seat cushion and rotate it free. It is not retained or bolted under the seat back.
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  5. To reinstall, fit the rear of the cushion into place under the seat back.
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  7. Push inward and downward on the front of the cushion until the releases lock into place. Make sure the seat is locked into place and the releases are secure.
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BENCH SEAT BACK

The seat bottom cushion need not be removed for this procedure, but if it is, access will be improved

  1. Remove the two lower bolts holding the seat back to the body.
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  3. Pull outward and push upward on the bottom edge of the seat back. This will release the seat back from the Lshaped hangers holding it.
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  5. Remove the seat back from the vehicle.
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  7. When reinstalling, carefully fit the seat back onto the hangers.
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  9. Swing the back down and into place.
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  11. Install the lower retaining bolts.
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SPLIT/FOLDING SEAT CUSHION
  1. At the front lower edge of the seat cushion, remove the 2 bolts holding the seat cushion to the body. The bolts may be concealed under carpeting or trim pieces.
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  3. Pull upward on the front of the seat cushion and rotate it free. It is not retained or bolted under the seat back.
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  5. To reinstall, fit the rear of the cushion into place under the seat back.
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  7. Push inward and downward on the front of the cushion until it is in place and the bolt holes align.
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  9. Install the retaining bolts and tighten them.
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SPLIT/FOLDING SEAT BACK
  1. Push the seat back forward into a folded position. Remove the carpeting from the rear of the seat back.
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  3. At the side hinge, remove the bolt holding the seat back to the hinge.
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  5. At the center hinge, remove the 2 bolts holding the seat back to the hinge.
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  7. Remove the seat back from the car.
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  9. Reinstall the seat back. Tighten the side hinge bolts, then tighten the center hinge bolts.
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  11. Install the carpeting and trim on the rear of the seat back.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Front seat components-most models similar



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Fig. Fig. 2: Rear bench seat components-most models similar



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Fig. Fig. 3: Split/folding rear seat components-most models similar

 
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