Back seat comes down?

Asked by May 23, 2017 at 05:42 PM about the 2004 Subaru Outback

Question type: General

I have tried to make the back seats come down so I can utilize the trunk and
bac k seat area to carry two long lounge chairs that fold together but not
enough to get in the trunk and the seat while it's in the seating positionp.
help! Knob hiding somewhere I can't find anything to release the back seats
to fold forward.

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Look atop a rear seat's upper half; you'll see a hole where a lost knob threaded down onto a sprung pull-pin that releases the seat. You can sometimes compress the cushion enough to grab the pin with fine needle-nose pliers to pull it upward to release...or look around for the lost knob(s) and screw them back in! Note that ANYTHING with similar thread and geometry will work. You can even temporarily screw on a soft rubber hose of the correct size to make a temporary "pull" handle. You have kids? Thought so....

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