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    Help removing rear door cards...

    OK I'm trying to remove the rear door cards on an astra mk4 hatch. Rusty and I removed the rear seats after what can only be described as an epic, multi-hour battle with some seriously stiff bolts! Now the door cards pop off nicely, but they can't be removed due to a metal bracket attached to a spring and roller, which previously held the seats in place. I assume these need to be removed, but the spring is stiffer than ron jeremy after eating a tub full of viagra, so i'm not quite sure what to do. Am I missing a trick here?! Any help appreciated!

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    I took my seats out with that spring attached. If you think they are hard comming off wait until you try and refit them
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    Hi George,

    Is the bracket still fastened to the seat?

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    No the seats are out as we took the bracket off them...seemed the only thing to do as they were going nowhere with them on. Unfortunately they're going nowhere with them off either!

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    Can you get a big screw driver down and in through the top of the slot to catch on the back on the fat peg, and compress the spring that way. One compresses the spring whilst the other levers the bracket up and out of the slot.

    Be careful with that rusty chap - he tends to bleed alot on other people's cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg

    Be careful with that rusty chap - he tends to bleed alot on other people's cars

    do not....
    My car - Rusty Custom Creations Inc....

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    Been trying that just now, but it seems to just bend various bits of plastic whilst the spring stays relatively still - but will try again tomorrow when its a bit light thanks!

    FWIW I've been bleeding in his car today so that should even things up a bit

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    just mash it wiv an 'ammer it you poof
    My car - Rusty Custom Creations Inc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty
    do not....
    I'll ask MattSXi then

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