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Old 02-05-2019, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default Help: Rear seat release broken or missing

I spent the better part of the last 2 days searching the forums to no avail, so if this exists somewhere else I apologize for the re-post. this poor guy posted the same question back in '07 but got no help, so hopefully I'll have better luck this time.

I recently picked up a blobeye wagon, and wanted to take the dog for a ride this weekend, which I prefer to do with the seats down to preserve my upholstery. So I open the doors, fold one side down, but when I go to pull the release on the other side, there is no release mechanism. I unscrewed the one from the other side to try to use it, but there doesn't seem to be a screw in the broken side. I found one other post where the screw was buried in the seat foam, but I can't manage to find anything in mine. Any advice on what to try next? I'm gonna be pretty bummed if my wagon can only be half-used for utility.

Side note: I did actually find the release pull in the glove box when installing my head unit yesterday, but without the rest of the release it doesn't do me much good.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:25 PM   #2
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may be broken...can u disassemble the seat to see how much of it is left? alternate would be to just replace it with a known good one...
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:06 PM   #3
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may be broken...can u disassemble the seat to see how much of it is left? alternate would be to just replace it with a known good one...
Any advice on how to go about disassembling the seat? And when you say replace, do you mean replace the whole seat?
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:56 AM   #4
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The threaded rod is still there ( or in my case) just look down the hole with a flashlight...use a thin screwdriver to move some things around. It will be there, once found pull it out and use vice grips below threads to hold it up.The one you found in the glove box is off for a reason, more than likely stripped threads inside..... I had a metal ball i drilled and tapped to fit.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:09 PM   #5
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Release knob: 64580FA510MU
Lock assembly with rod, RH: 64383FE000
Lock assembly with rod, LH: 64383FE010
Lock cover: 64315AE010ML
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:19 PM   #6
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actaully the carpet-esque backing that faces rear ward when up and toward the ceiling when folded down is just held on with push-pins/christmass tree clips. once its our of the way, even just from the side, you should be able to find the rod and straighten it up. My driver's side knob is stripped and always pulls off.

Thanks Big-E for the part #'s...

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Old 02-15-2019, 06:01 PM   #7
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Well, that's the last time I trust my hubby to help with things, lol. He said he looked with a flashlight and nothing was in there, but I tried it myself last night and could feel the threaded rod with my pinky finger through the hole (that sounds dirty), so I just had to finagle it back through the grommet and re-attach the knob. Now I can fold down all of the seats!

Thanks guys!
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