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Unread 04-24-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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Rear seat won't fold down

I've got a '96 Grand Cherokee and I've gotta fill the back up with wood so I want to fold the back seats down so the whole trunk and back seat area is one flat space. I can't find any release mechanism to get the back seats to fold down though. Help would greatly be appreciated, thanks.

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Unread 04-24-2009, 12:48 PM   #2
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On the passenger and dirver side if you life the seat up on the outer corners there should be a little black tab in the vertical position. Push back on it while rocking the seat alittle and it should unlock and fold forward.
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Unread 04-24-2009, 01:20 PM   #3
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You also have to lift the seat bottoms forward first.

IIRC on a ZJ you also have to remove the headrests.
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Unread 04-24-2009, 10:50 PM   #4
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On the passenger and dirver side if you life the seat up on the outer corners there should be a little black tab in the vertical position. Push back on it while rocking the seat alittle and it should unlock and fold forward.
weird.. my 95 has a lever on the door side of the seat backs at the bottom of the seat.
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Unread 04-25-2009, 01:31 AM   #5
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weird.. my 95 has a lever on the door side of the seat backs at the bottom of the seat.
mine too, must be a 96-98 thing.
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Unread 04-25-2009, 03:01 AM   #6
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Yup, my 95 has the removable headrests (that go into the seat bottoms at the back once they're folded up) and on the door side at the hinge there's a black curved handle that looks like a piece of trim for the hinge itself. Pull that forward and up and then grab the top of the seat back and pull it forward and down.
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Unread 02-10-2015, 03:36 PM   #7
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I know this is an old post but I have a 'new' problem. I have ZJ 95 style rear seat in my XJ. The passenger side backrest will not go down. it seems that the black plastic pull handle is stripped or broken. It's sad and funny but I just installed these in my XJ so they are from a JY but in good shape. The worked the entire time until I was done with my 2-day project to fit these seats and now it won't go down. Ironic because that is why I put the split seats in the first place.

Any ideas how to fix this?
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