Honda Accord: Front Seat Removal/Installation - Seats - Body - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: Front Seat Removal/Installation

Special Tools Required

KTC Trim Tool Set SOJATP2014*

*Available through the Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations, 2-door (see page 24-23), 4-door (see page 24-21) and the precautions and procedures (see page 24-25) before doing repairs or service.

Do the ODS unit initialization (see page 24-40), after front passenger's seat replacement.

NOTE: - Put on gloves to protect your hands.

- Take care not to scratch the body or tear the seat - Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.

1. Adjust the steering column to the full tilt up position, and to the full telescopic in position. Adjust the seat-back recline to a middle position.

2.2-door passenger's seat: Carefully insert the tip of a small screwdriver (A) through the hole in the back of the front seat belt lower anchor cover (B), and into the hole in the front seat belt lower anchor (C). Unlock the lower anchor by pushing in on the screwdriver.

Remove the screwdriver, and then detach the front seat belt anchor plate (D) and the anchor cover from the lower anchor.

3.4-door: Slide the front seat all the way forward.


3.4-door: Slide the front seat all the way forward.

Carefully pry up on the bottom of the anchor cover (A) at the pry point (B) with the appropriate trim tool to release the hooks (C) and the tab (D), then remove the cover by pulling it upward.

Driver's seat

Passenger's seat


Passenger's seat

4.4-door: Remove the lower anchor bolt (A).


4.4-door: Remove the lower anchor bolt (A).

5. Remove the seat track end covers (A) from the back of


5. Remove the seat track end covers (A) from the back of both seat tracks.

2-door driver's seat (10-way power seat)

2-door driver's seat (manual height adjustable seat)


2-door driver's seat (manual height adjustable seat)






6. Remove the seat mounting bolts from the rear side of


6. Remove the seat mounting bolts from the rear side of the front seat.

7. Slide the front seat all the way back, and remove the


7. Slide the front seat all the way back, and remove the seat mounting bolts.

8. Do the battery terminal disconnection procedure (see


8. Do the battery terminal disconnection procedure (see page 22-91), then wait at least 3 minutes before removing the seat.

9. Lift up the front seat, then detach the harness clips (A).

Disconnect the floor wire harness connector (B) (except driver's seat (manual height adjustable seat)), the side airbag connector (C), and the seat belt buckle switch connector (D). Driver's seat (manual height adjustable seat): Disconnect the seat position sensor connector ( E ).

2-door driver's seat (10-way power seat)

2-door driver's seat (manual height adjustable seat)


2-door driver's seat (manual height adjustable seat)

2-door passenger's seat


2-door passenger's seat

4-door driver's seat (10-way power seat)


4-door driver's seat (10-way power seat)

4-door driver's seat (manual height adjustable seat)


4-door driver's seat (manual height adjustable seat)

4 door passenger's seat


4 door passenger's seat

10. Remove the head restraint


10. Remove the head restraint 11. With the help of an assistant, carefully remove the front seat through the front door opening.

12. Install the front seat in the reverse order of removal, and note these items: - If the clip are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.

- Push the clips and the hooks into place securely.

- Tighten the bolts by hand first, then tighten them to specified torque.

- Tighten the seat mounting bolts to the specified torque in the sequence shown. Slide the seat all the way back and tighten , then slide it forward and
and tighten and , then slide it forward
and tighten. The driver's seat is shown; and
the passenger's seat is similar. . The driver's seat is shown;
the passenger's seat is similar.

- Make sure each connector is plugged in properly.

- Do the battery terminal reconnection procedure (see page 22-91).

- The triangle marks (A) on the anchor plate (B) and the lower anchor (C) must face the same side. Insert the anchor plate into the lower anchor, and make sure that it is locked securely.

Seat mounting bolts tightening sequence

2-door passenger's front seat belt lower anchor


2-door passenger's front seat belt lower anchor installation

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