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Middle Seat Flat Folding

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by esavi87, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Nov 8, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    esavi87

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    Hello! I have a 2015 Sr5 premium model with the 3rd row seating option. I was unaware until yesterday that the 40 section (passenger side) of the 60/40 folding middle seats doesnt have the capability to fully fold flat. Has anyone been able to modify this?
     
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  2. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:28 PM
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    Are you talking about the ramp up, maybe 2 inches, between the rear seats and third row when the seat is folded? If the third row wasn't there it would just be the back storage area, is that what you mean?? Not understanding why only the 40 section won't fold flat?
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2018 at 6:47 PM
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    I've attached a picture, the one side folds down, but the other side only slides forward. I am wondering if there is a way to modify so the full backseat will fold flat.

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  4. Nov 9, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    Ahhhh...Thanks for the pic as that explains it all. Wow I didn't know the third row models were like that. I guess it's like that to allow access to the third row. Can't believe they can't make a seat that goes forward and still folds flat. I guess you could always go to the junk yard or shop for a 40 seat from a non third row model to fix this. But then it won't move forward to allow third row access. With little ones this probably won't matter as they can just climb in there with the flat folded seat. Hope you find a solution.
     
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  5. Nov 9, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    @esavi87

    your middle row has back and forward adjustment so move the seat back first with the latch by the bottom cushion by your legs not the one on the side that is for access to the third row then use the latch on the top of the seat fold and TADDA you get the whole back flat. :) hope this helps i will post pics
     
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  6. Nov 10, 2018 at 2:45 AM
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    So it does fold flat! Problem solved. Glad I could help :D:D
     
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  7. Nov 10, 2018 at 9:59 PM
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    I have the same SR5, so exactly what do I do again... I never really noticed till you mentioned it...
     
  8. Nov 11, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    Adjust the bottom cushion of the seat fully to the rear using the lever by your feet and the seat will fold flat.
     

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