Remove rear kiddies seats from back of my 2013 Toyota 200R GXL wagon?

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 13:05
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In Oct myself a mate and our spouses are heading to Tassie for a month via the Spirit. Towing our respective full size Tandem axle caravans. We propose on doing as much free camping as possible. So space in the back of the cruiser is at a premium. Does anyone have any hints, how toos or how not toos remove the kiddies seats from the back of our wagons. Hopefully creating much needed extra room for necessities like, Chain saw, Oz Pig BBQ, Fuel, Engel fridge etc.

Given for obvious sensible reasons, that the food wise restrictions on what you can take to eat into Tassie are considerable. The other question I didn't ask about was are there any restrictions on firewood? Can I take say a plastic tub of some cut up dead red gum to use till we get sorted with where and the b h are we?

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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 13:20

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 13:20
This link has some discussionExploroz link
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 17:55

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 17:55
Notso, thanks for that, I will admit I didn't follow the link.............
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 15:15

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 15:15
Its simple - just remove the clip-on plastic covers by lifting them, then a 14mm socket will remove the bolts. Lift the seats out (they are very heavy!), tape over the holes, or put the bolts back in.
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Reply By: MackaMM - Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 16:34

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 16:34
Thanks for all the info. Mine is a late 2013 model LC VDJ GXL 200R

My mates is a 2009 model LC GXL 200 wagon.

Think I'll go ask my local dealer.

I'd prefer to have Air Bags that work. & no hassles.

Thanks for all the input you guys

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Follow Up By: Member - John - Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 17:07

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 17:07
Macka, did I miss a post or something? You get a reply telling you how to remove the seats and then you say, "Think I'll go ask my local dealer. I'd prefer to have Air Bags that work. & no hassles."
No mention of airbags in the reply telling you how to do it.


Why ask the question in the first place?

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Follow Up By: Notso - Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 17:35

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 17:35
On the link I posted there is a fair bit of discussion re air bags.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 20:43

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 20:43
....hehe....I agree with John, and that link had a heap of wrong information. Just to set things straight:

There are no airbags in the 3rd row of any 200 series. So remove them at your will. And the removal is "temporary" so there is no problem from a legality viewpoint. Half the country has done this!!
There are no airbags in the 2nd row of the GXL, GX and Altitude 200series. So do a "temporary" removal of them as well - they weigh 80kgs!!!

But, there are airbags in the 2nd row of the VX and Sahara 200 series. If you remove them, you will have inadvertently disabled the airbag system and will get a warning light. Sure it can be overcome using the dodgy electronic solution of fitting a resistor in its place, but it doesn't sound right, does it?

And while we're at it, all post Jan 2013 200series have knee airbags, preventing the mounting of accessories such as a brake controller in that position. Prior to 2013, the GX and GXL 200series lacked knee airbags which meant they were only an ANCAP 4 vehicle. Since 2013, all the 200series are ANCAP 5. The GX and GXL have 8 airbags total and VX and Sahara have 10 because they have the 2nd row seat side airbags as well.
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Reply By: Member - Robert1660 - Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 17:58

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 17:58
Hi Macka,
For everything Landcruiser check out the forum, http://www.lcool.org/forum It has masses of information about all aspects of all models, including the 200 Series. I removed my third row of seats. As mentioned just a couple of bolts. The biggist issue is actually finding a space in the garage to store them.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 20:45

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 20:45
Nice Tvan/white Landcruiser combo, Robert. I also have 2 friends with the same combo. But you did well - you have the right axle length in the Tvan to take the 200series rims. Good setup!
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Reply By: MackaMM - Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 17:31

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 17:31
Thanks for the help Phil, John & Notso. I had previously removed kiddies seats from an 80 Series LC I owned. removal was almost exactly as you said for the later models. But I was getting info for a mate for his 2009 model LC. I didn't want me giving the wrong info, especially when its passed down the line. Its very easy to do. Its a bit like saying "send us 3 &4 pence were going to a dance when actually said is send us reinforcements were going to advance" Whoops. Any mistakes, & I'd never hear the end of it. Especially when I saw the stuff about Resistors Electronics, air bags etc shows my lack of confidence in all things mechanical & Electronic. But I appreciate the heads up on how to do it. Lifes a learning curve we never stop. I guess that's why I liked your forum, Asking Questions is a learning curve.

Thanks for the info. And Yes Robert 1660 when I took the kiddies seats from my old 80 series, I wrapped what felt like ten ton of em in plastic and they remained very snugg for the next 5 yrs or so in my garage , when I put em back in for the next new owner he's probably still driving it around Nhulunbuy in the NT
I will look up the forum http://www.Icool.org/forum.
Regards from MackaMM- I appreciate your help.



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