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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Disassembly

Caution:

Wear protective gloves. Sharp areas on the seatback frame, seat cushion frame and reclining adjuster may injure your hands.

  1. Remove rear seat headrest assembly

  2. Remove rear seat center headrest assembly

  3. Remove center armrest hinge cover rh

Toyota RAV4. Remove center armrest hinge cover rh


  1. Return the seatback to the upright position.
  2. Remove the 2 rear seatback lock hooks.
  3. Fold back the seatback cover until the screws are visible, and remove the 2 screws.
  4. Detach the claw and remove the hinge cover.
  1. Remove center armrest hinge cover lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove center armrest hinge cover lh


  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the 4 claws and remove the hinge cover.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove rear seat center armrest assembly

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seat center armrest assembly


  1. Remove the 2 nuts and armrest.
  1. Remove rear seat center armrest cover

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seat center armrest cover


  1. Detach the 2 clips.

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seat center armrest cover


  1. Pull the armrest cover in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration to detach the 2 claws.

    Then remove the armrest cover.

  1. Remove rear no. 1 Seat armrest assembly lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear no. 1 Seat armrest assembly lh


  1. Remove the 2 nuts and armrest.
  1. Remove rear no. 3 Seat cushion hinge cover

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear no. 3 Seat cushion hinge cover


  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the 6 claws and remove the hinge cover.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove rear seat cushion lower hinge cover lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seat cushion lower hinge cover lh


  1. Using a screwdriver, detach the 5 claws and remove the hinge cover.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove rear seat inner belt assembly rh (see page sb-40)

  2. Remove rear no. 1 Seat cushion assembly lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear no. 1 Seat cushion assembly lh


  1. Disconnect the rubber band of the seatback cover from the seat cushion frame.
  2. Remove the 2 bolts

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear no. 1 Seat cushion assembly lh


  1. Remove the 2 bolts, 2 bushes and cushion.
  1. Remove rear no. 1 Seat cushion cover

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear no. 1 Seat cushion cover


  1. Detach the 2 hooks.

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear no. 1 Seat cushion cover


  1. Remove the 29 hog rings and seat cushion cover (with pad) from the seat cushion frame.

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear no. 1 Seat cushion cover


  1. Remove the 3 hog rings and seat cushion cover from the seat cushion pad.
  1. Remove rear seat rear bracket cover lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seat rear bracket cover lh


  1. Open the lower part of the seatback cover. Then remove the 2 screws.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the 4 clips and remove the bracket cover.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove rear seat cushion moulding lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seat cushion moulding lh


  1. Remove the screw.
  2. Detach the 2 claws and remove the moulding.
  1. Remove rear seat cushion rear moulding lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seat cushion rear moulding lh


  1. Remove the screw.
  2. Detach the claw and remove the moulding.
  1. Remove rear seat reclining release lever

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seat reclining release lever


  1. Pull the reclining control lever to reveal the 2 screws. Then remove the 2 screws and cover.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the claw and remove the release lever.

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seat reclining release lever


Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove rear seatback lock control lever base lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seatback lock control lever base lh


  1. Remove the screw.
  2. Using a screwdriver, detach the 2 claws and remove the lever base.

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove rear no. 1 Seatback assembly lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear no. 1 Seatback assembly lh


  1. W/o rear no. 2 Seat: detach the 2 clamps and disconnect the cable from the reclining adjuster.
  2. Remove the 5 bolts and seatback.
  1. Remove rear seat lap type belt assembly center lh (see page sb-39)

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seat lap type belt assembly center lh (see page sb-39)


  1. Remove rear seatback protector

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seatback protector


  1. Using a clip remover, detach the 2 clips and open the fastening tape.

Notice:

If clips are damaged during removal, replace them.

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seatback protector


  1. Detach the clip.
  2. Remove the 2 nuts and protector.
  1. Remove rear no. 1 Seatback cover

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear no. 1 Seatback cover


  1. Lift up the seatback cover and remove the 13 hog rings.

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear no. 1 Seatback cover


  1. Detach the 4 claws and remove the 2 headrest supports.
  2. Remove the seatback cover (with pad) from the seatback frame.

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear no. 1 Seatback cover


  1. Remove the 3 hog rings and seatback cover from the seatback pad.
  1. Remove rear seat cover lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seat cover lh


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

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

  1. Remove rear seatback cover lh

Toyota RAV4. Remove rear seatback cover lh


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

Hint:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

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Reassembly
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