how can I get my small rear seat to fold down if the pull pin is broken?

Asked by Nov 18, 2016 at 12:58 PM about the 2003 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the pull release pin on the rear left seat is broken so I cannot let the seat
down.  is there a way to get the seat to fold down with a broken pull pin?

5 Answers

85,955

Try pulling the broken off stub with a pair of pliers.

if there is a stub to pull, its too far down into the seat to even see it. Thanks for your reply though!

85,955

Clearly then you will have to find a way to release it and then repair it. I don't have my old Subaru so I can't go out and look at it but you may need to have a mechanic look at it. They may not even charge you if it is fairly simple.

85,955

There will be a catch on the seat hinge and if you can get to it you may be able to push up the lock with a screw driver.

Best Answer Mark helpful
6,140

If the broken plastic knob is completely missing follow FoR's suggestion with pliers OR simply thread on a new knob...which is what you'll have to do anyway!

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