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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Disassembly

Caution:

Wear protective gloves. Sharp areas on the seat frame (with adjuster) may injure your hands.

Hint:

  1. Remove vertical adjuster cover lh (for driver side)

Toyota RAV4. Remove vertical adjuster cover lh (for driver side)


  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the 2 claws and remove the cover.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove vertical adjusting handle lh (for driver side)

Toyota RAV4. Remove vertical adjusting handle lh (for driver side)


  1. Remove the 2 screws and handle.
  1. Remove reclining adjuster release handle lh (for driver side)

Toyota RAV4. Remove reclining adjuster release handle lh (for driver side)


  1. Raise the reclining adjuster release handle to reveal the claw. Using a screwdriver, detach the claw and remove the release handle.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove reclining adjuster release handle rh (for front passenger side)

Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the driver side.

  1. Remove front seat cushion shield lh (for driver side)

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion shield lh (for driver side)


  1. Disconnect the 2 rubber bands of the front seatback board or front seatback cover from the front seat frame (with adjuster).

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion shield lh (for driver side)


  1. Remove the 2 screws.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the 3 claws and remove the cushion shield.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove front seat cushion shield rh (for front passenger side)

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion shield rh (for front passenger side)


  1. Disconnect the 2 rubber bands of the front seatback board or front seatback cover from the front seat frame (with adjuster).

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion shield rh (for front passenger side)


  1. Remove the 2 screws.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the 3 claws and remove the cushion shield.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove front seat cushion inner shield lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion inner shield lh


  1. Remove the screw.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the claw and clip. Then remove the inner shield.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove front seat inner belt assembly lh (see page sb-22)

  2. Remove front seat cushion cover

  1. W/ seat heater system: disconnect the connector.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion cover


  1. Using a clip remover, remove the 2 clips.
  2. Detach the 2 hooks on the seat cushion front side.
  3. Using a screwdriver, detach the hooks and remove the seat cushion cover (with pad).

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion cover


  1. Remove the 15 hog rings and seat cushion cover from the seat cushion pad.
  1. Remove front seat cushion heater (w/ seat heater system)

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion heater (w/ seat heater system)


  1. Cut off the 10 tack pins which fasten the seat heater, and then remove the seat cushion heater from the seat cushion cover.

Notice:

Be careful not to damage the seat cushion cover and seat heater.

  1. Remove front seatback board subassembly lh (w/ seatback board)

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seatback board subassembly lh (w/ seatback board)


  1. Open the lower part of the seatback board. Then remove the 2 screws.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seatback board subassembly lh (w/ seatback board)


  1. Pull the seatback board in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration to detach the 2 claws.

    Then, remove the seatback board.

  1. Remove front seatback cover

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seatback cover


  1. W/ seatback board: remove the 5 hog rings
  2. W/ seatback board: using a screwdriver, detach the hooks.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seatback cover


  1. W/o seatback board: open the 2 zippers.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seatback cover


  1. W/o seatback board: lift up the seatback cover and remove the 3 hog rings.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seatback cover


  1. Detach the 4 claws and remove the 2 headrest supports.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seatback cover


  1. W/ front seat side airbag: remove the nut and move the 2 seatback cover brackets.
  2. Remove the seatback cover (with pad) from the seat frame (with adjuster).

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seatback cover


  1. Remove the 11 hog rings and seatback cover from the seatback pad.
  1. Remove front seatback heater (w/ seat heater system)

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seatback heater (w/ seat heater system)


  1. Cut off the 6 tack pins which fasten the seat heater, and then remove the seat cushion heater from the seat cushion cover.

Notice:

Be careful not to damage the seat cushion cover and seat heater.

  1. Remove reclining adjuster lower inside cover lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove reclining adjuster lower inside cover lh


  1. Remove the screw.
  2. Detach the claw and remove the inside cover.
  1. Remove reclining adjuster lower inside cover rh

Toyota RAV4. Remove reclining adjuster lower inside cover rh


Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove reclining adjuster upper inside cover lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove reclining adjuster upper inside cover lh


  1. Remove the screw and inside cover.
  1. Remove reclining adjuster upper inside cover rh

  1. Remove the screw and inside cover.
  1. Remove front seat cushion lower shield lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion lower shield lh


  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the claw and remove the lower shield.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove front seat cushion lower shield rh

Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove seat position airbag sensor (for driver side) (see page rs-390)

  2. Remove occupant classification ecu (for front passenger side) (see page rs-393)

Removal
Hint: Use the same procedures for the rh side and lh side. The procedures listed below are for the lh side. Disconnect cable from negative battery terminal Caution: Wait at least 90 ...

Reassembly
Caution: Wear protective gloves. Sharp areas on the seat frame (with adjuster) may injure your hands. Hint: Use the same procedures for the rh side and lh side. The procedures listed below ar ...

Other materials:

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Rear brake flexible hose
Installation Hint: Use the same procedures for the lh side and rh side. The procedures listed below are for the lh side. Install rear brake tube flexible hose Notice: The gasket and union bolt must be used as a set, as shown in the illustration. Connect the flexible hose wi ...

Condenser
Components On-vehicle inspection Inspect cooler condenser assembly If the fins of the cooler condenser are dirty, clean them with water. Dry the fins with compressed air. Notice: Do not damage the fins of the condenser. If a fin of the cooler condenser is bent, straighte ...

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