How do I Remove the Rear Seat in a 2005 Cadillac DeVille?by Gregory Crews
Removing the rear seats on your 2005 Cadillac DeVille is straightforward and should only take a few minutes for you to do correctly. You may have various reasons for wanting to remove your DeVille's rear seats, such as replacing the rear speakers. Whatever the reason, make sure that you store the seats in a clean, dry place and put a protective covering over them, as the seats are leather and expensive to replace or re-cover.
Open the rear driver's or passenger's door if the car is equipped with back doors. If your Cadillac is a coupe, slide the front seats all the way forward and tilt them so the headrest is close to the dash.
Push the lower seat back and pull up to release the seat from the clips. Pull the seat out of the car and place it in a clean, dry area that's covered.
Locate the two bolts at the bottom of the seat back. There is a bolt on either side of the seat back. Unscrew the bolts with a socket wrench. Lift the seat up and off the clip on the top.
Place the rear seat back in the area with the lower seat. Save the bolts in a sealable bag for later reuse.
- Use caution lifting the seat out of the car, as it can be bulky and hard to handle.
Items you will need
- Socket wrench
- Socket set
- "Haynes Repair Manual for Cadillac DeVille (1994 thru 2005), Seville (1992 thru 2004), and DTS (2006 thru 2010)"; John Haynes; 2010