I bought a second all-weather cargo mat to put on the folded rear seatbacks to keep the wiemeraner and blue heeler from slipping. The second mat fits perfectly in front of the rear in it's normal position. It helped them gain a lot of traction and now it doesn't sound as bad as the claws scraping the hard plastic in turns.My Weimeraner was a mess today and finally gave up staying in the back to curl tightly into the front seat (reclined). It was like she was on a freakin' slip-n-slide on that slick plastic in the back (seats down).
Well after some time I have finally completed the divider project and been able to get to shooting some pics. [snip] The grid works fantastically to keep the pups in the back and works with molle/straps, etc to secure bags and items to it.
Actually I found an open end to be much quicker - and you're right a 14mm. I also discovered if you loosen the passenger side first - a few turns. Then go to the driver's side rear seat and remove that bolt completely. Then return to the passenger side to completely remove that bolt. There is more room on the Driver's side for some reason. As well - there is a small retainer washer on each bolt - to keep the bolt from separating from the seat mount. Nice to keep these on when storing the seat.It is important to have a six sided 14 mm socket for this!
The removal began by removing the bolts below the front edge of the rear seat bottom. This is pretty straightforward.
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Then with an open end wrench I removed the bolts on both ends of the seats that are attached to the sides of the passenger compartment. This can be a slow process because it is tough to get much rotation with the wrench. A closed end ratchet metric wrench wold be the thing to use (I didn't have one)
Use a snipe (2 - 3 foot piece of steel tubing) on your socket wrench and it's like 'buttah' . A 12" extension for your socket also helps as the bolts are recessed a bit.You must at some point remove the bolts holding the seatbelts in place. After doing this last, my suggestion is to do it first to be sure they can be removed. The passenger side belt is in the way during removal of other parts, so get it out of the way first.