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Old 24 Oct 2005, 01:49 pm
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Default What's this thing for?

Hi All,

We just bought a 2004 PT and as I was folding down the seats the other day, I found a black elastic loop on the rear of the passengers side seat rear seat. It's actually like 3 or 4 loops sewn on a strip.

I looked through the manual and still have no idea what the thing is for, any ideas?

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Old 24 Oct 2005, 02:08 pm
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No idea here.
My '04 is loopless.[:I]

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Old 24 Oct 2005, 02:23 pm
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I believe your referring to the strap that keeps the seat from unfolding when your taking it out. Once you unlock the rear seats and fold them forward you can attach the loop to the bottom of the seat to keep the back and bottom together.
Also, that metal U coming out of the door jam behind the front seats can also be clipped to keep the seats folded up while hauling larger items (or unruly children!)
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Old 24 Oct 2005, 03:10 pm
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Holds the back seat in the forward position when it is folded and tilted forward, The hook goes into the loop on the back of the "B" Pillars.
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Old 24 Oct 2005, 05:37 pm
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Believe both are correct. When taking seats out, loop to keep them folded. When seats are "flipped" all the way forward, but left in car, loop keeps seat upright & from flooping back when you give gas.....
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Old 30 Oct 2005, 04:35 pm
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I drive with the drivers seat slightly reclined, so when I try to "fold and tilt forward" the back seat, that strap is too short to reach the metal U of the door pillar, so I had to add carabiners to both sides.

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