Folding seats won’t fold – How To Fix?

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Lately, It became almost impossible to fold the back seats of my Pajero (the second row of seats) after almost 20 minutes of struggling I succeeded to fold the and thought it might be a good idea to fix it.

Luckily, like many “small fixes” on Mitsubishi, the fix is easy and requires only basic tools – a Philips screw driver and 2X 10mm wrenches.

It is easier to do the job while the seats are already folded, but, if you can’t fold them, I guess it is possible to access the bolts as well.

Let’s start…

First, open the Philips bolt which is hidden in the circled hole 🙂

Then, pull the plastic cover and remove it (you may need to pull is to the left and then up, be careful, do not use too much power, it should be easy)

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Now you can see the mechanism that operate the folding system.

The handle pulls the cable which allow the seats to fold, we have to stretch that cable – or, better saying adjust it.

Usually, you will have to open the nuts (circled in the picture below) and move them closer to the upper end of the cable.

Use the 10mm wrenches to do so, first, open the upper one while holding the lower in its place, then move the lower up till it hold the cable mount as it should.

Tighten the nuts one against each other.

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Now, check that the seats fold as they should, like new 🙂

If everything is ok, put the plastic cover back in place, otherwise, try to adjust them again.

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