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How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

Created by Jay Walling / 6 min read
Date Created: 2/10/2023
Last Updated: 2/21/2023

Whether you are cleaning out your car or you need to get to a more intricate spot of your interior, knowing how to remove your 2005-2014 seats can help!

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2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seat Removal


Removing the seats on your S197 can be needed from time to time. This includes basic maintenance, carpet installation, or even suspension removal steps. Follow along, and we will walk you through this simple process for all 2005-2014 Mustang Coupe/Hardtop models.

Tools Needed

 

  • 3/8" Socket Set w/ Extensions
  • Cleaning Supplies (Vacuum)
  • Pry Tool Set

 


Seat Removal Steps

 

    • Go ahead and begin by sliding the driver's seat all the way back. Loosen and remove the two frontward bolts.

How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats - How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

    • Slide the seat forward. Push the bolt cover towards the rear to dislodge the clip. Do the same for the other cover.

How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats - How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

    • Loosen and remove the bolts.

How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats - How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

    • Return the seat to a center position on the track. Repete these same steps for the other side.

How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats - How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

    • Remove the negative battery cable if the seats are equipped with airbags.

How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats - How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

    • Lift up on the seat and disconnect the electrical connections

How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats - How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

    • Carefully remove both seats from the car.

How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats - How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

    • To remove the rear seat bottom, lift up the upholstery and locate the release tab. Use your finger or a pry tool to dislodge the clip and lift the seat. Do the same for the other clip, and remove the car's rear seat bottom.

How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats - How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

    • Locate the outboard retaining bolt on the rear seat back. Locate the outboard retaining bolt on the rear seat back.

How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats - How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

    • Pull the seat release and then slide the seat off of the pivot bracket to remove it. Repeat these same steps for the other side. With the seats out of the car, this is a good time to vacuum everything and clean up your car!

How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats - How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

    • To reinstall the seats, reverse the removal steps

How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats - How To Remove 2005-14 S197 Front And Rear Seats

Conclusion

 

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Published on 2022-11-21
In this video, Landan explains the simple process of removing the front and rear seats in a 2005-2014 S197 Mustang.
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Jay has written content for Late Model Restoration for over 10 years, producing over 120 articles. Jay has an extensive 25-plus-year background in automotive and is a certified Ford Technician. Read more...