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So after searching for a little bit about how to remove rear seats and not finding clear enough instructions, decided to make one my self including pics..... (this one was done on a GTI but the process should be very similar for the jetta)
so yeah, here it goes:
first, take out the spare tire and tool kit and stuff

and you'll see this plastic thinny. Just pull on it and it'll just come out.

then you see this. Remove this small bolt (with a small allen key)

This black metal part should come off as the bolt comes off.

And then you see this: middle part of the seatbacks rest on this piece. You can just pull up on the middle part and they should come right off.

Once the middle portion is out of the resting area, sides of the seats go into this: (pull out while twisting a bit and they should come out easily.)

Now before you can pull them out completely, you'll have to remove this bolt holding the middle seatbelt in.

Once that is out, pull out these plastic pieces holding the seat bench. Pull them from the back and push them fowards the front. They are easy to come out as well. Just be careful not to brake them.

Now for the last part, pull the bench up from front. There is velcro holding it and this pin goes into the black hole you see in the picture. Pull up a bit harder and that pin should pop out making the bench loose.

To put them back in, reverse the process

and the actual weight of individual pieces:
Spare tire = 40lbs
Tool kit foaming stuff = 8lbs
Driver side seatback = 10lbs
Passanger side seatback = 35lbs
Seatbench = 10lbs
so keep things light, today my fast lost a total of 103lbs
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Good stuff- added to FAQ.
 

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Re: (BRM10984)

Maybe the dude that has the post about being rejected for 13 seconds should do this.

Good deal. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (scotsman8)

Werd, pic's no workey!
 

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Man, I take my seats out all the time...I gotta video tape the next time for yall
 

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Re: Rear seats removal (JettaDude101)

No pics yet brother...
I just put leather GTI seats in my GFs Rabbit and the back seat was nice and easy -- as long as you are methodical.
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Must have tool for seat removal/installation: 10mm 12pt. bit (some dude called it a schrader bit??) Looks like a T55 Torx, but with extra teeth. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Rear seats removal (natural1)

Quote, originally posted by natural1 »
No pics yet brother...
I just put leather GTI seats in my GFs Rabbit and the back seat was nice and easy -- as long as you are methodical.
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Must have tool for seat removal/installation: 10mm 12pt. bit (some dude called it a schrader bit??) Looks like a T55 Torx, but with extra teeth. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Triplesquare, more officially known as XZN bits. They're relatively difficult to find, though I finally found some at an O'Reilly Auto Parts here. Before that, the only place I could find any without having to wait on an internet order was a tool truck.
 

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Re: Rear seats removal (JettaDude101)

Sounds pretty detailed, but without pictures is not helping much.
Hey, JettaDude101 can you fix the pics?
Max
 

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Re: Rear seats removal (JettaDude101)

Quote, originally posted by JettaDude101 »
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so keep things light, today my fast lost a total of 103lbs
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

PPsshhaw. Easier and faster way to lose 103lbs. of dead weight from the car...
...toss out the anorexic girlfriend in the passenger seat!
 

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Even without pictures, I was able to remove the seats with aid from the steps.
I was stuck with the bench... came back to this thread and found the answer: "pull harder"!

Thanks
 

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Re: (Aguilar)

While we wait for the original pictures, these are the ones of me putting everything back together. Pictures didn't come out great given that it was night-time with poor illumination.
Light-weight GTI:

This is putting back the bench, which I don't recommend taking off because it's real light anyways. (That's the tab that you have to pull to remove it)

This is putting back the seatbelt. Took a little effort to feed the locking mechanism thru the seat hole, but you could feed it before you install the bench.


This is the screw that secures the seat belt. I used a torx (star) T50, which was not the right size and had to be really careful not to strip the bolt. The other one the had in Walmart/Lowes/Autozone was a T55, which is way too big, so I don't know what to use here.

This is the pin that secures one side of the seat:

This is the center piece that secures the other side of the seat:

Both seats in place:

The cover to secure the seats:

And now that the seats are done its time to put these back. Notice how the one on the right locks on the one of the left.

It's all done.
 

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Re: (Aguilar)

I am sorry maybe I got lost somewehre in this thread......but the purpose of removing the rear seats are for......What reason ????
 

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Quote, originally posted by 355890 »
I am sorry maybe I got lost somewehre in this thread......but the purpose of removing the rear seats are for......What reason ????

Like the OP mentioned, there's over 100 pounds in rear seats/spare tire only. Some people remove them to get better times when drag racing. In my case I went to an Auto-x this morning, so the lighter the car the better. Also, it gets up to 140mph quicker.
 
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