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I'm figuring this should be fairly easy but I thought I'd ask anyway. I would like to remove my front seats so that I can re-paint the tracks. There is a lot of rust around the areas where the seats bolt to the floor and I'd like to fix it. Anyone else having or had this issue? The driver side seat is power operated and I have the side airbags. I would assume I would need to disconnect the wiring under the seat and just unbolt the seats. Things I'm thinking about: How hard is it to separate the tracks from the seat once out of the vehicle? Do I need to use a torque wrench to tighten the bolts back down? Do we need to do anything special do disconnect or connect the airbags? Stuff like that...
 

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I'm putting up a post for it under How-To: 2001-2004 Models.

It's... er... a little involved, especially with the airbags.

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Holy Hand Grenade Batman!!! :shock:

Thanks for posting that for me jpark. I'm glad I asked 'cause I never expected that much work to take out a seat. I'm not sure I want to get into all that for some rust that I only see when I vacuum out my Escape. I wonder if I can mask off the carpet, seat and other interior bits and just paint it in place... hmmm...
 

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I didn't expect it to be that much work, either!

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I can take a look at the diagrams again tomorrow to see if you can remove only the tracks and leave the seat sitting on the floor.
 

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I was amazed :shock: :shock: at the number of steps (and warnings for that matter) involved in removing the driver's seat.
 

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Me too... I don't really want to try this now. I didn't get to read thru all of it (because I'm stuck at work... at 9:30 pm) but it seems most of it has to do with the airbags. I don't want to play with them. Last thing I need it to replace them and my seats after accidently setting them off...
 

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Will you be installing a laptop mount?
Nope... wasn't planning on it. Just wanted to paint the rusting rails under the seat but decided against it when I saw all the steps involved because of the airbags.
 

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I'm putting up a post for it under How-To: 2001-2004 Models.

It's... er... a little involved, especially with the airbags.

:shock:
Soooo I am new to the forum. I don't understand how to get to the write up you posted. I can get to the "How-To" section but then I don't see another subcategory for 2001-2004 Models. Is there a link or something?
 
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