2000 406 estate rear seat problem

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2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by gaston » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:03 pm

Hi,
Am unable to lift the rear seat up so as to enable the back of the seat to be folded down. One end is free and can be raised a few inches but the other side seems locked in position.
Checked out the manual but no help.
Any ideas?
Many thanks

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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by Doggy » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:43 pm

HI and welcome aboard. 8)

Is yours a one-piece rear seat? - I have only ever seem the split-fold variety. They have a tab to pull the rear edge of either seat cushion up - there's not any latch or anything it should just pull up, even if the tab's been tucked down the back of the cushion. Try wriggling your fingers through the gap twixt cushion and backrest, then pulling it upwards.

.....unless of course it's a 7-seater, in which case ignore the above and await the appearance of an intelligent owner. :oops:
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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by gaston » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:23 pm

Hi Doggy and thanks for responding so quickly.
Yep, it's a seven seater HD model. No split seats, unfortunately.
Have a great Christmas.
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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by Doggy » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:03 am

You're welcome Gaston.

Any of you 7-seater owners abel to help?

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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by GingerMagic » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:29 am

Hi Gaston, welcome to the club :cheesy:

Hmmm - my current 7 seater is just the 2 extra seats in a standard estate with split-fold seats, however my other 7 seat ( factory fit ) is at a mates house while I get Christmas over and done with, before stripping it.

I will give him a call in the morning and see if he can leave the key out for me to have a butchers, maybe take some pictures of the back seat fixings.

I'll post up my findings for you tomorrow.

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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by GingerMagic » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:02 pm

I had a look at my 7 seater earlier today - there are no catches or anything holding the seat base down, the same as a split seat - it should just tip forwards :wink:

I took a picture so you can see the base lifted, the only way I can think the base wont tilt forward is if something is caught under the hinge part at the front of the seat. Excuse the poor quality photo, but you can ( hopefully ) see the lack of fixings....
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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by gaston » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:58 pm

Hi, and apologies for not looking at your response sooner.
That makes sense. There shouldn't be anything there to stop it raising. Weird.
Now and again it's been a bit iffy but never this recalcitrant. I think I'll have to get the seat unbolted and locate the problem, hopefully.
Apart from that it's a great workhorse. I can throw anything into it or on top of it. So tough. And it just doesn't burn oil.
Thanks again.
Gaston

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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by shonkers » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:04 pm

Hi my 7 seater sometimes did that i just got really rough with it and gave it a good tug. Easy enough to unbolt if its still not having it

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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by GingerMagic » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:14 pm

shonkers wrote:I just got really rough with it and gave it a good tug.
:shock: :oops: :lol:
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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by mundy1989 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:17 pm

I had a problem with mine before where the seat was stuck folded down, I had to cut the middle seatbelt coming out the middle of the seat as it was stuck,

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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:52 pm

That has happened to a few members here, although no to me ( yet )

Apparently the trick is to pull the middle belt out a bit and tie a knot in it so it can't fully retract, before dropping the backrest.
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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by shonkers » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:41 pm

Hi gingermagic that post was in no way connected to my post of getting charged 8quid for accidental porn download haha. I sent the pdf to flikr and unbeknown to me sent the porn aswell oops now ive had a snotty message flikr and theyve removed it and not sent it back so after all that didnt even get on back seat to give it a good tug

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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by benczuk » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:30 am

GingerMagic wrote:That has happened to a few members here, although no to me ( yet )

Apparently the trick is to pull the middle belt out a bit and tie a knot in it so it can't fully retract, before dropping the backrest.
I have since found out that buckling the middle belt up before folding also works a treat :)
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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by GingerMagic » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:10 pm

Why didn't I think of that...... :oops:
1999 T4 family wagon, slow as a turd but the kids like it
2002 Citroen Xsara Picasso Hdi90 - Dirtied by the kids, Dented by the wife....
Sadly sold the 406, best cars I have ever owned
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Re: 2000 406 estate rear seat problem

Post by phil34u » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:05 pm

Hi guys I have a 406 Family est 7 seater unfortunately the middle seat belt jammed and I had to cut it any ideas on how to fix or fit in split seats thanks

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