hey so today i wanted to take out the seats of my 07 coupe to clean under them and to run an aux wire to the back seat cubby so my friends can plug in their ipods without having to be upfront. i couldnt find any directions online so i figured i would take some pictures and put it up on here.
start by choosing a seat ( i chose the drivers side) and make it go back as far as it can. then pop the plastic caps off at the end of the chairs railing and underneath it will be a 9/16th screw that you will need a ratchet to remove. the blue dots show you where the screws are
then move the seat as up as possible towards the wheel to get to the rear screws. pop off the plastic coverings at the end of the railings again and remove the screws again (same size same method)
now do this to the opposite side of the car (passenger side for me) and do the same steps. i didnt take pictures because its exactly the same thing to do its very obvious.
after you unscrew both seats completely you will realize that its still connected to the wire harness which isnt all that long of a wire.
Warning failure to do this step can lead the airbags to deploy from the seats so disconnect the negative side of the battery
now you can safely continue to removing the wires. you will notice that they are also connected to yellow clips that clip onto the springs of the seat. you will need to remove these too. i used a knife to help me pop out the wire clips and i used the same knife to help hold down 1 side of the pins on the yellow clips to remove the clips from the seat. you can see in these pictures where the wires are and the clip will be connected to it by a zip tie. the blue circles are where the wires are connected, the red are where the yellow clips that you will need to pop out are, and the green one is for where the dull yellow wire is, it has a little grey pin attached to a zip tie and i just pulled that out while squeezing the other side with my fingers. this will be the same method for both sides, yet again its obvious so i didnt take pictures of both sides.
now pull the seats out. tuck them in as if someone is getting in the back and pull them out of the car carefully and remember it has metal legs that can lead to scratching so be very carefull. i would recommend taping the ends of the rails so that you can reduce any possible chances of scratching.
now this is how i ran the aux wire. i followed the steps to instal the ipod adapter back when i first installed it, and now i decided to run a second wire to the back so i opened up the dash again to get to the unit.I then ran the wire under the middle dash on the passenger side. i then had it pop out from under the panel on the side of the passenger seat near the center cubby and cut the carpet near the back leg a bit so that i can fit the wire in to run it under the carpet to the back seat. this can be seen also from the picture above of the passenger side. here is a closeup of where the wire goes under the carpet.
then pull up the back seat cubby by pulling up near the cup holders. it is attached by 2 plastic clips so be careful.
take the middle cubby and flip it upside down. near the cup holder drill a hole big enough for the wire to squeeze into that way it looks clean rather than messy and too big. i went for the back corner where no one can see.
and there you go, its that easy to clean your whole carpet, get a dropped cellphone or w.e, and run an aux wire so that your friends can put on their own shit. any questions post it here or msg me.
IF YOUR AIRBAG LIGHT GOES OFF FOLLOW THIS:
Ignition Key Method:
1) Turn IGNITION on (but don't start car)
2) After the AIR BAG warning lamp lights for 7 seconds, turn IGNITION off within 1 second.
3) Wait 4 seconds
4) Turn IGNITION on (but don't start car)
5) After the AIR BAG warning lamp lights for 7 seconds, turn IGNITION off within 1 second.
6) Wait 4 seconds
7) Turn IGNITION on (but don't start car)
8) After the AIR BAG warning lamp lights for 7 seconds, turn IGNITION off within 1 second.
9) Wait 4 seconds
10) Turn IGNITION on (but don't start car)
11) Wait 3 seconds
12) Turn IGNITION off
13) Wait 2 seconds
14) START Car (the light may be blinking slower than before)
15) Wait 3 seconds
16) Turn IGNITION off
17) Wait 3 seconds
18) START Car
IF THIS FAILS TRY THIS EASIER METHOD:
To reset the light simply turn the iginition to the on position, (you dont need to start it). All the lights should stay on for thier diagnostic check. As soon as the airbag light goes off, before it starts flashing, immeditatly turn the car off. Repeat this 3 or 4 times (turning to on then off) and the light should go away