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How to Remove the Back Seat of a Toyota Echo

by Christian Killian

If the rear seat in your Toyota Echo has become damaged or worn over time, there is something you can do about it. The seat can easily be removed, which will allow you to replace it with a new or used seat and restore that nice interior look. If you can not find a replacement seat, you can contract an upholstery shop and have the seat recovered. Check with a Toyota dealer for a new seat or a salvage yard for a used seat to install in your Echo.

1

Lift up the bottom edge of the seat cushion with your hands. It will pull up a few inches and may pop loose when you pull up.

2

Pull the seat cushion forward until the back edge of the seat clears the seat back. Push the seat belts down through the holes in the seat and lay them on the floor under the seat.

3

Lift the back edge of the seat and pull it toward you then slide the seat cushion out of the car. If your car is a two door, you may need to fold the front seat forward to get the seat out.

4

Locate the three mounting bolts along the bottom edge of the seat back. Remove the bolts with a socket and ratchet and set the bolts in a safe place so you can reuse them later.

5

Pull the seat back out from the bottom and release it from the car. Remove the seat back from the car through the door just as you did with the seat bottom.

Tip

  • Finding a used seat may be a challenge because of the single year run of the Toyota Echo but dealers should still be able to source the seat for you if needed.

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About the Author

Christian Killian has been a freelance journalist/photojournalist since 2006. After many years of working in auto parts and service positions, Killian decided to move into journalism full-time. He has been published in "1st Responder News" as well as in other trade magazines and newspapers in the last few years.

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