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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Question Rear Seat Folding Down Reply with quote

Okay, let me apologise in advance for my stupid question, but it has bugged me for a little while now...

We have a 2006 Impala LT, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how the rear seats fold down, if at all. I've looked at the manuals etc, where it explains how to do it, but I just cannot locate the release that it shows near the centre rear seatbelt receptacle. Going to the rear of the back seat, (from the boot/trunk) it feels as though the seats should fold as there is just a slight play in them when I push them forward, and what sounds and feels like a latch holding them in place, but as I said, I can't get them down.

What I was wondering is if in-fact the folding rear seat was an option or a standard feature. I'm actually kind of hoping it was an additional feature that my car does not have, for the sake of saving face!

The car is, I assume, a base LT as it has the cloth seats, column shifter, front bench seat, and the 3.5 litre engine.

Any information would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:06 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

well i have an 06 ss.. so dont know if its the same but to just fold it single seat behind the driver side ,there is a latch not all the way on top but on the center part before you get to the rear headrest ..and then if you want to lay the back seats flat,like to extend the trunk a little more..you have to first flip the bottom part first ,lift up.. from horizontal to diagnal.. and then the latches on the back of the seat just come out and the seat lays flat.. not sure if this helps but good luck..
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:25 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Per the 2007 Impala brochure, the folding rear seat is standard with the 3 LT option, LTZ and SS. Optional on the 1LT and 2LT packages. Not available on the base LS / 1LS.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

we have an 07 3LT..
and thats one item we really wanted.

the hidden storage comparment under the rear seat.

so yes... you flip up the rear seat--- and you have this little hole to put stuff in.. or you fold down the seat rest to have an opening to the trunk.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'll take a picture of where our release latch/tether is....and if I find the time I'll post it later on.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Moving from the driver's side, rear door, is there a split in the seat, about a third the way across towards the passenger side? If you seat is one solid piece, it does not have the folding option. If it does, then wait for Buffalo to send the pics of the location of the release tether is.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:52 am    Post subject: Question Re: Rear Seat Folding Down Reply with quote

skawtland wrote:
Okay, let me apologise in advance for my stupid question, but it has bugged me for a little while now...

We have a 2006 Impala LT, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how the rear seats fold down, if at all. I've looked at the manuals etc, where it explains how to do it, but I just cannot locate the release that it shows near the centre rear seatbelt receptacle. Going to the rear of the back seat, (from the boot/trunk) it feels as though the seats should fold as there is just a slight play in them when I push them forward, and what sounds and feels like a latch holding them in place, but as I said, I can't get them down.

What I was wondering is if in-fact the folding rear seat was an option or a standard feature. I'm actually kind of hoping it was an additional feature that my car does not have, for the sake of saving face!

The car is, I assume, a base LT as it has the cloth seats, column shifter, front bench seat, and the 3.5 litre engine.

Any information would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Scott



The split folding rear seat was an option on LT trim in the 2006 model year. My 2006 2LT does not have the folding rear seat option.

Another way to tell is to look at the back of rear seat through the trunk. If the seatback is "unfinished" (no black cloth on it) and all one piece with no noticeable seam running down it, it does not fold. However, if the seat is finished in black cloth, and has a seam running down it at some point, it should fold.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

garsarno wrote:
Per the 2007 Impala brochure, the folding rear seat is standard with the 3 LT option, LTZ and SS. Optional on the 1LT and 2LT packages. Not available on the base LS / 1LS.



My 2007 LS has folding rear seats. I'm so confused, I have an LT stuck in an LS's body.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Teej, You have the Ls Sport Package. Painted Aluminum wheels, Spoiler and Fold Flat seats.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:55 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i have an 06 SS but have the compartment underneath the rear seats but ,what can you really fit in the cracks.. or im i lost and gettin confused with something else cause i cant fit anything underneath..
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:29 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I know what you mean, there's enough room to fit maybe... paper?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I use the folding seat for luggage as my trunk has samples used in my sales work. Keeps the back seat leather like new.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies,

I believe that it just doesn't have that particular option. The rear seat is one solid piece with no seam, but the rear of the seatback is carpeted, and like I said it does feel as if it is latched because of the slight play in it... but I think it's just wishful thinking!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

skawtland wrote:
Thanks for the replies,

I believe that it just doesn't have that particular option. The rear seat is one solid piece with no seam, but the rear of the seatback is carpeted, and like I said it does feel as if it is latched because of the slight play in it... but I think it's just wishful thinking!


If you ever come across a wrecked Impala with the same interior as you, just folding seats, swap them. Smile

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