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Old 03-16-2006, 08:47 PM   #1
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Now I am trying to get passenger seat out but the torx bolts are in so tight , one of them is stripped (the head) any ideas to get it out.
I am taking carpet out I am assuming it is one piece, is this so. I may have to cut under passenger seat and down middle of console to pull it out.\
Also tips on taking out console. I squeezed about a bucket of water out of driver front and back under pad ,never realized how thick it was.Still looking for leak.
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You will have to remove the front passenger seat and the center console to remove the front half of the carpet. The carpet has a molded backing underneath. Might be a good idea to remove the rear half of the carpet also. You also need to remove the four carpet retainers (door thresholds). Might try an " easy out" on that torx bolt.
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I will remove rear carpet too it is soaked,but front passenger seat has a stripped head on one of the torx (why would they use torx) bolts and cant get it out. I am thinking of taking out console and cutting where it is hidden to take out back half and drivers side .The passenger side carpet is dry.
I will dry carpet and try to find leak by pouring water on doors,hopefully I will just have to re-butyl the waterliner behind door panels.Hopefully it is not sunroof drains (headliner UGH!).
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Hey I see your in Hamilton! I'm just 30 mins down the QEW from you! Hope you get your seat out!
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Hi Brian ,ya never looked where you were from not to farl need somemore Canadians eh!
Might have to work around the seat.Hope to find the leak though.
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There'* lots of posts for water leaks on 2000+. Most are in the trunk but if you search past posts your leak may turn up without having to remove your seats! I heard a lot of guys say it comes in from the door sills somewhere. So far I've been bone dry except for the trunk from the spoiler mount holes and middle trunk reflector. Good luck!
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you need a T47 bit for the seats... 45 will cause it to strip out...

here is the 2000+ seat removal, sorry i didnt get to it last night
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If you figure out where your leak is coming from, please let me know, as I believe i have the exact one. I have taken my carpet out many times to repair wires that have been fried due to the water and still havent found my leak!
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To get out stripped bolt I had to hammer a 50 Torx bit into bolt and use a bar on the socket,man they are tight.Now need to replace 2 bolts.

Razy, I am not putting it together till I find the leak so I will let you know.I found the passenger side under carpet is wet too, not soaked.
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you need a T47 bit for the seats... 45 will cause it to strip out...
Yeah, that'* what I've found out about Torx drivers. The next size down will fool you into thinking it'* the right size, when actually it'* his big brother that'* the right size.
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