How to Take the Back Seats Out of a Honda CRV

by Richard Ristow

Removing the rear seat in a Honda CRV is a fairly simple process. There are a few reasons why this task may be necessary. You may be replacing the seat with an aftermarket option, or you may just need the seat out of your way while you work on other repairs and maintenance. Although the removal process may only take a few minutes, the rear seat comes out as a whole unit. This means handling the seat may require an extra set of hands, due to its cumbersome nature and weight.

Move both front seats as far forward as possible. This is not a required step, but it will give you more room to operate.

Open one of the back passenger doors and climb in to the CRV. Locate all the retaining bolts holding the CRV's rear seat to the floor.

Tilt the seat forward and remove the retaining bolts with a socket wrench.

Pull the seat forward and away from the bolts. Climb out of the CRV and pull the seat out through the open door.


  • Be careful not to scratch the car while you're pulling the seat out.

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About the Author

Richard Ristow has written for journals, newspapers and websites since 2002. His work has appeared in "2009 Nebula Showcase" and elsewhere. He is a winner of the Science Fiction Poetry Association's Rhysling Award and he edits poetry for Belfire Press. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and has managed an automotive department at WalMart.

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