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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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

About the Author

Gregory Crews has been in the film industry for three years and has appeared in more than 38 major motion pictures and 16 television shows. He also writes detailed automotive tutorials. His expertise in the automotive industry has given him the skills to write detailed technical instructional articles.

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