Need to remove the rear seat of your Kia/Hyundai? Learn how to remove the rear seat of your vehicle by following the procedures below. Removing the rear seat cushion from a Kia is a straightforward process that can be done in less than 20 minutes.


1. Remove bolts

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Remove the mounting bolts if applicable. Not all models have these bolts.

2. Remove the rear seat cushion.

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If there are no bolts, you will 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.

3. Reinstall the rear seat

Install the seat in reverse order. Make sure to tighten the bolts to 25 Nm.

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Remember to disconnect the connectors if your Kia vehicle has heated rear seats.

These instructions will help 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.

To troubleshoot Kia problems such as no start condition or fuel pump issues, check out this helpful guide on diagnosing vehicle problems like a Mechanic.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Just did this on my 2012-13 Tuscon and there is just a long U single bracket that bolts in under the spare tire compartment. No other bolts.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Really hard to get those 2 bolts started when you reassemble!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I just want to see the rest of the steps