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    Default Hilux rear seat fold down?

    Hi guys

    I took delivery of my Hilux last week and see the rear seat does not fold down. I also see there are companies selling kits to solve this issue.

    Has anyone attempted a DIY fix on this at all?

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    I also want to know
    "When a clown enters a palace, he does not turn into a prince, the palace turns into a circus."

    Luka Geertsema

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    The kit costs R2500 so may do that unless I find a DIY option.

    I see if you cut 10mm off one of the holding clips it's possible....well the guys did it on the previous D4D models.....not sure if anyone has tried it on a gd6 yet?

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRgBNT6TJTg

    This video gave me the answer I was looking for although foreign language. Watched and from the video you get the gist!
    "When a clown enters a palace, he does not turn into a prince, the palace turns into a circus."

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    This video is for the D4D

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luka View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRgBNT6TJTg

    This video gave me the answer I was looking for although foreign language. Watched and from the video you get the gist!
    What would be nice is to have a hinge mechanism which will allow you to (not at the same time) be able to open up both.

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    Quote Originally Posted by JK1 View Post
    What would be nice is to have a hinge mechanism which will allow you to (not at the same time) be able to open up both.
    Exactly, I would like to use the single seat (that can flip up desperately) space for a small fridge and goodies space. Will see what I can do, "some day" Toyota can deliver again. At the moment it seems delivery only by Dec/Jan.
    "When a clown enters a palace, he does not turn into a prince, the palace turns into a circus."

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    For the Vigo Hilux (D-4D) you do not even have to cut the "pins/hooks" attached to the rear seat, back rest.

    You simply just bend the "loops" that is attached to the cabin body, a centimeter or two down.

    The one's I rever to, is the one's in the video which were hit with the rubber hammer.

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    I took some photos of the one video.

    It looks like the guy has it covered .

    The bracket which the seat is bolted to looks like can also be removed.

    A stud can be welded to the hinge part going both way.

    Bolts to go both ways.

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    Perhaps acollective effort can bring a good solutionName:  Screenshot_20220521-124151_YouTube.jpg
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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    Another option would be to approach the manufacturer of the South African product and see if they would do us a group discount...R2500

    I feel their price is steep but maybe they will work with us?
    Last edited by Jay4; 2022/05/21 at 11:11 PM.

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    sorry try this one…


    https://fb.watch/d9u6qCgnv_/
    Last edited by Charlie Brown KZN; 2022/05/22 at 06:43 AM.

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    I would be interested in such a product providing it is safe.

    Maybe we can approach them as a group for a group discount. It looks like they are near where I stay.

    Who else would be interested if the price is right?

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    Ja sal beslis belang stel om so iets te laat doen kan heelwat goed agter die sitplek sit.

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    +2

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    Yip I am in.

    There was a far more detailed video that was on FB last year around the installation.

    I unfortunately have been unable to find it.

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    Default Re: Hilux rear seat fold down?

    Yip I am in.

    There was a far more detailed video that was on FB last year around the installation.

    I unfortunately have been unable to find it.

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    I am in.

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