From the pictures I'm thinking it is a hatch back. Take down the side of the seat that works and see if you can move the latch up and down with your fingers, if so, you should be able to get the other side down with a screw driver. If you do manage to break it don't worry it is only another five dollars. I didn't find it to be an issue. Don't worry about breaking it. So, how do I remove the front headrests? Tools philips screwdriver needle nose pliers thin tip screwdriver dental pick 10mm allen wrench Procedure Remove the back seatbelt roller cover, no clips, just pull it out.
The reason why it fails is obvious to anyone that has had to fix this problem. I did not remove the fabric from the rear of the pan. Flip the seat over, find the two metal tabs, bend them up and release the fabric from them. I thought the hook might have gone to the side, but it seems to be guided to the right place. It kind of clips up in there, I did not need to remove it.
It is stuck in there with two pretty sturdy prongs so it will require a bit of force. The Volkswagen Jetta's rear seats can be simple to remove even if you have not removed the front seats. The silver part on the outer hinge that you have to push down and back is outlined in green below. It takes several coats to get good adhesion. All pictures and references to the Porsche name, and the car names and shapes are for restoration reference only, and do not imply any association with Porsche. That is the piece you will be replacing known as the rod. They are held in place with a plastic edge and clip in the middle.
There is a wheel per side green arrow that slides inside of each track. Here are before and after pictures. After bending it down about 4mm it all now works fine. Once it releases, completely pull that piece out. On the top end, I removed the old latch connection, ran coat hanger up through a hole I drilled throught the old pull handle, tee'd it back on the upper side of the handle. Absolutely brilliant: like others have said, garages were quoting me outrageous costs as the back seat would have to come apart etc, one even told me to go to a specialised car seat upholsterer to take the fabric off! Make sure the front seats are folded forward as much as possible to give you as much clearance room as you can get. Garage had said seat would have to be stripped down and an expensive job so I chose to leave it, but was very inconvenient not being able to put back seat down.
The outer edge's pivot is held with a 10mm allen bolt, the inner edge pivot is held with a clip. Recently while picking up a fish tank my lovely v-dub decided to give me another unwelcome surprise by not allowing the back seat to fold down. This site was designed and produced solely by Pelican Parts. Pictures were a big help too. Upholstery shops may have a better solution for gluing these. If the seat has problems coming out, striking it from behind with a rubber mallet can help.
Sorry I couldn't be more help. Might even upgrade both rear seats having gone through the learning curve. I think it was a pretty common problem on 2001 jettas. The seat was actually out of my 2. Also shown in the image below is one of the front seat rail 12 point triple spline bolts.
Untwist the wires from the seat pan. Yes, look how the other seat latch works. I gave up and brought to mechanic. Here is a picture of the speed nuts after removal with their locations circled. Then raise the seat bottom as high as it will go. Mine wasn't broken, it had merely pulled out of its location in the latch due to the excessive pull force.
If they do, just glue them back later. He said something wrong in there and nend to take to seat shop and rip it apart. Then push the entire bench seat towards the rear of the car and wiggle it around to disengage the metal loops. There are slots on both side which cover a bobby pin looking clip. This helped me today; I really appreciate you following up with your solution. Disconnect the seat electrical connector plugs under the seats.
Not the water based one, the good 'ol cancer causing one, very flammable! That is the reason I wrote this article. The below right image shows the pale blue slider which has to be pressed down to release. I don't think it will catch on fire! Sprang the catch with a screwdriver very easily. I have a 2006 Jetta sedan with one rear seat release latch that has failed. I also recommend folding the other working seat down and taking a look at the latch to see how it works. One has a lever in the middle that has to be pressed to release the plug, two have slider locks that have to be pressed down, and one has a hook in the middle that has to be pulled back. Seat removal remove the left and right plastic trim pieces, slide the seat all the way forward for ease of access.
To remove the inner pivot, remove the clip holding it. Is it possible to get the seat down at this stage of the game?? I also used some spray adhesive and put an additional layer of fabric over the tear to reinforce it. Most Jetta models have split rear seats, meaning each part has two halves for you to remove. Be careful, the 5 clips can break here! I'm worried that these broken plastic pins are stuck in there and don't know how to get them out. Like others I thought it was going to be a costly repair. Reach for the tab that's at the front center of the cushion and pull the tab up to disengage completely the cushion from the clips.