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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-13-2016, 08:23 PM
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Passenger-side Storage issue

Originally Posted by CDNTrailHawk View Post
Get in the back seat and feel around underneath for the pull cord. There is a latching mechanism. Happened to me, and you'll need to pull up on the cord to get it open.
I so appreciate the forum, and contributions like this. I had the problem and fixed it quickly thanks to this thread. I found the strap and realized I could also spring the latch from below.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 03:00 PM
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I think that strap you tucked in is the release. The hook that keeps the seat storage compartment closed is spring-loaded. The strap that sticks up is the release for the clip that keeps the seat in place to keep the seat bottom from opening up accidently. If you pushed that in and then closed the latch, you may have screwed yourself. Try to fish the strap back out and it should unlatch the seat cover.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-24-2016, 04:53 PM
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Glad it worked out , that handgun wouldn't have done you any good not being able to access it , I've been pondering trying to set mine up In a way like you've described so that it isn't noticeable but can hold a secondary , and some extra ammo .

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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-24-2016, 06:01 PM
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Under passenger seat storage??... oh wait, got ventilated seats...
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-24-2016, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mowcowbell View Post
Under passenger seat storage??... oh wait, got ventilated seats...
Well, you mean your wife does.
You drive the Outback now, so no ventilated seats for you (I just read your post in the other thread).

Just yankin' your chain. Carry on...

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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 05:58 PM
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You guys just saved me from jamming a screwdriver into the seat and muscling it. The strap falling down below the seat was EXACTLY the problem. 5 second fix thanks guys.
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 07:22 AM
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Under the seat compartment there is a round open hole directly under latch. Stick your finger in the hole and move locking latch back to unlatch. I have named my Jeep Nelly Bell from the Jeep on the old Roy Rogers show so she actually likes it when I use her release hole olllllllo

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