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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.

  1. Remove reclining power seat switch knob

Toyota RAV4. Remove reclining power seat switch knob


  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the knob.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove slide and vertical power seat switch knob

Toyota RAV4. Remove slide and vertical power seat switch knob


  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the knob.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove front seat cushion shield lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion shield lh


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

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion shield lh


  1. Remove the 5 screws.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the 3 claws and remove the cushion shield (with front no. 1 Seat cushion inner shield).

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Disconnect the connector from the front power seat lumbar switch.

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seat cushion shield lh


  1. Remove the front no. 1 Seat cushion inner shield from the cushion shield.
  1. Remove the screw.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the claw and remove the inner shield.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove front power seat lumbar switch

Toyota RAV4. Remove front power seat lumbar switch


  1. Remove the 2 screws and switch.
  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 3 claws.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Using a clip remover, detach the clip and remove the inner shield.
  1. Remove front seat inner belt assembly lh (see page sb-22)

  2. Remove front power seat switch

  1. Remove the 3 screws.
  2. Disconnect the connector and remove the switch.
  1. Remove front seat cushion cover

Toyota RAV4. 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

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seatback board subassembly lh


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

Toyota RAV4. Remove front seatback board subassembly lh


  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. Remove the 5 hog rings.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the hooks.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

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 2 screws.
  2. Detach the claw and remove the inside cover.
  1. 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. Remove the screw.
  2. Detach the hook of the lower shield and remove the lower shield.
  1. Remove front seat cushion lower shield rh

Hint:

Use the same procedures described for the lh side.

  1. Remove lumbar support adjuster assembly

Toyota RAV4. Remove lumbar support adjuster assembly


  1. Disconnect the connector.
  2. Remove the 2 screws and lumbar support adjuster.
  1. Remove seat position airbag sensor (see page rs-390)

  2. Remove front seat wire

Removal
Hint: Use the same procedures for the rh side and lh side. The procedures listed below are for the rh side. Remove front seat headrest assembly Remove front seat assembly Opera ...

Reassembly
Caution: Wear protective gloves. Sharp areas on the seat frame (with adjuster) may injure your hands. Install front seat wire Install seat position airbag sensor (see page rs-390) Install ...

Other materials:

Short in driver side squib circuit
Description The driver side squib circuit consists of the center airbag sensor, the spiral cable and the steering pad. The circuit instructs the srs to deploy when the deployment conditions are met. These dtcs are recorded when a malfunction is detected in the driver side squib circui ...

Diagnosis system
Description When troubleshooting on-board diagnostic (obd ii) vehicles, the vehicle must be connected to the obd ii scan tool (complying with sae j1987). Various data output from the vehicle's ecm can then be read. Obd ii regulations require that the vehicle's onboard computer ...

Slip indicator light remains on
Description The slip indicator blinks during vsc and/or trc operation. When the system fails, the slip indicator comes on to warn the driver. For 2wd: with auto lsd switch on, when the hydraulic brake booster is at a high temperature, the slip indicator illuminates. Wiring diagram In ...

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