Removal of 200 series 3rd row seats

Submitted: Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 19:37
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Can anyone please give me a heads up on the method of removal of the 3rd row seats from a 200 series LC.

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Cruiser
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Reply By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 20:00

Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 20:00
Took mine out. Gave me loads of extra space although it has left a few issues with the cargo barrier, which doesn't stop the dogs from getting through now.
It was an easy, painless task. Remove plastic covers at base of seats and simply remove.
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Follow Up By: Cruiser . - Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 20:05

Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 20:05
Thanks Phill, will have a look over the weekend

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Follow Up By: Parso - Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 20:58

Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 20:58
Did you have any issues with your airbags?
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 21:09

Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 21:09
Hi Cruiser.

All will be answered on the LCOOL forum.LCOOL

Cheers.
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Reply By: 3 - Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 21:24

Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 21:24
I have removed the second row (replaced with an alloy platform) as well as the third row. Plenty of room for bikes now.
The third row was easy to remove, but I got ARB to remove the second row as I thought there may have been computer issues. There wasn't, but mine is a 2010 model.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 07:57

Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 07:57
If it's got rear seat airbags you have to put a resistor across the two wires to fool the BCM into thinking the airbags are still connected, if you don't it will log a fault and disable all the airbags.
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Follow Up By: 3 - Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 14:24

Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 14:24
Yes, I was lucky. I guess mine was built before they put these in.
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Reply By: Sue P5 - Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 20:03

Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 20:03
We were advised by the WA police that removal of the third row of seats in the LC200 is illegal.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 20:36

Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 20:36
Removing seats is only illegal if you have to cut them out and make structural changes and they can not be reinstalled without using basic hand tools, but there is this other reason called "defrauding the commonwealth".

It is illegal to remove seat to gain a monetary gain...... if you purchased a passenger vehicle and removed all the seats to enable you to use it as a business based commercial vehicle and pay a lesser rate for rego, stamp duty and other deductions then yes it is illegal but if you used it for non business personal use then you are not breaking the law.

Same goes with using a commercial vehicle for personal non business use you can claim a reduction in fees but you have to meet certain criterias.

When removing seats you also have to remove the seat belts for those seats or you can be defected........ stupid hey!
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Follow Up By: Sue P5 - Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 20:54

Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 20:54
That would make sense. We must have been given the brief easy answer when we asked. :-)
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 13:16

Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 13:16
It always pays to ask why it is illegal and ask questions, most officials know the law but have no idea why it was passed in parliament..... to set a law in an act there has to be given a reason and guideline placed to ensure the law doesn't get misinterpreted.

Police and many officials are nothing more than messenger boys and girls, lawyers and judges are the ones who understand the act and to do with it.

Some laws in place have been around for along time and have not be adjusted to reflect current times.

Have a read....

http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/House_of_Representatives/Powers_practice_and_procedure/00_-_Infosheets/Infosheet_7_-_Making_laws
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Reply By: Batt's - Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 07:55

Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 07:55
If you live in a state where they do rego checks every year and they spot the seat missing they can either make you put them back in or you will have to get a mod plate put on the car. I had an 1986 sahara with 8 seast yrs ago & took the 3rd row out , sold them. 6 months later we moved from nsw to qld my wife took it in for a rego check to get qld plates and they saw the seats were removed and put a mod plate on the car and changed it on the rego paper as well. I was out of town but I would have at least tried to get away with it by saying the seats were getting re upholstered wether that would have worked on not I'll never know. Most people are lucky and get away with it and some don't.
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Reply By: Cruiser . - Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 14:36

Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 14:36
Thanks for all the replies.

The vehicle is a 2009 model, but what I need to know is if the resistor needs fitting, where does it go and whats the method of fitting. Is there any chance the bag will deploy if the seat is removed before resistor is fitted or is the resistor fitter then seats removed.

I am not a member of LCool (sic) and really have no desire to join so if anyone can help I would appreciate it.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Follow Up By: Kyle H - Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 19:38

Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 19:38
I have removed my 3rd row seats in my 2010 model to fit a Black Widow drawer system and have not had to fit a resistor as there are no electrical disconnections to do this.
A resistor is required when removing the second row seats which has electrical connections for the SRS airbag systems and seatbelt pretensioners, otherwise the SRS warning light stays on.
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Follow Up By: Cruiser . - Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 20:08

Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 20:08
Thanks Kyle H
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