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How to Remove the Bench Seat in Extended Cab Truck

Removing the bench seat from GMC Sierra.
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How to Remove the Bench Seat in Extended Cab Truck

Postby SilveradoSierra.com [OP] » Aug 14 2010, 6:59pm

Bench Seat Removal Procedure
Removing the bench seat essentially a no-brainer, but to speed up the process instructions have been documented below. The removal of the bench seat is a common procedure for installing audio systems, for instance: mounting amplifiers behind the seat, or housing wiring terminals, or mounting power distribution blocks, securing capacitors, etc.
Things You'll Need:
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • 18mm deep socket
  • Rachet

Steps
  1. Using a flat head screwdriver, pop the three plastic fasteners out of the plastic cover on the drivers side of the bench seat leg. The plastic cover will expose the two bolts holding the bench leg to the truck floor.
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  2. Identify the three locations where you will find the mounting nuts:
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  3. Remove the large plastic wingnut from the lug wrench pack (toolkit pouch) and set the tool pouch aside.
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  4. Remove the two 18mm nuts from the drivers side bench leg.
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  5. Remove the two 18mm nuts from the passengers side bench leg.
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  6. Remove the 18mm nut from the center cables mount.
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  7. Tuck the seat belt receptacles and center seat belt down through the crack of the seat. To ease this process, pull the release mechanism on either side of the bench seat and lift the seat about halfway and allow the seat belts to fall between the crack.
  8. With all the nuts removed and the seat belts tucked through the crack, remove the bench seat by lifting while pulling outward away from the back wall.
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  9. Congratulations! Your bench seat has been removed successfully. To reinstall the seat, do these steps in the reverse order.
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Re: How to Remove the Bench Seat in Extended Cab Truck

Postby AMI CUSTOMS » Aug 16 2010, 4:48am

I have done this a dozen times or more on several different years and model GMC and Chevy full size, take about 30 minutes tops, the seat is alot heavier then it looks, currently have it out on my 01 Sierra and it is going to stay out.
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Re: How to Remove the Bench Seat in Extended Cab Truck

Postby jepics » Sep 04 2010, 2:33am

I wish there was a quick-disconnect method on these - like some of the minivans have for their 2nd and 3rd rows... Then I'd leave it out & put it in when needed.
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Re: How to Remove the Bench Seat in Extended Cab Truck

Postby jepics » Sep 04 2010, 2:34am

Oh, I forgot to say - nicely written and photo-documented article!
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Re: How to Remove the Bench Seat in Extended Cab Truck

Postby BigBerserker » Oct 04 2010, 10:26am

I have an Ext. Cab pickup too so thanks for the write up and including pictures!
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Re: How to Remove the Bench Seat in Extended Cab Truck

Postby Buckeye76 » Jul 12 2012, 4:25pm

Thanks for taking the time to make this thread! Good info!
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Re: How to Remove the Bench Seat in Extended Cab Truck

Postby yancysmith » Jul 12 2012, 5:14pm

thanks a lot..great info and i love the pictures it makes it easier to understand what your talking about
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Re: How to Remove the Bench Seat in Extended Cab Truck

Postby Joe2Kool » Jul 28 2013, 5:07pm

Then go to your local Auto Upholstery shop and cut and sew a piece of matching carpet to hang from the molding. Then you can put stuff behind the carpet and keep it out of sight, like hunting rifles and shotguns! I'll post a pic later!
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Re: How to Remove the Bench Seat in Extended Cab Truck

Postby isaiahoropeza27 » Dec 10 2013, 1:07am

Anyone know how to do this for 2008 silverado?
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Re: How to Remove the Bench Seat in Extended Cab Truck

Postby Toyo Mojo » Dec 10 2013, 1:47am

Is it not the same? Have you tried it?

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