This tutorial provides instructions on how to remove the rear seat from Kia and Hyundai vehicles.
These instructions will be helpful for owners of other Kia and Hyundai vehicles such as the Optima, Cadenza, Forte, K900, Sorento, Sportage, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis and Equus.
Note that this vehicle has no bolts that you need to remove. Other models may have two 10 mm bolts that need to be removed before you can pull out the rear seat.
How to remove rear seat bench Hyundai / Kia vehicles
Remove the mounting bolts if applicable. Not all models have these bolts.
Remove the rear seat cushion
If there are no bolts you will simply lift the seat to remove it. If you can find no bolts then try the following to remove the rear seat. Lift the front part of the seat to unlatch it. Move the seat cushion back towards the trunk then lift up.
Reinstall the rear seat
Install the seat in reverse order. Make sure to tighten the bolts to 25 Nm.
Note: If your Kia vehicle has heated rear seats, start by disconnecting the connectors.