2017 AWD SPORT. Peragon. 1.5x0.5 traxda lift. 265/60/18 allseason. Elec popnlock. Door hack.
It was very easy. There are 12 automotive clips/plugs on the bottom of it. When installed, they point straight down. To remove, pull straight up on the rail. I took it out nearly 5yrs ago, so I don't really remember exactly how I did it. I know I got the idea/instructions from this forum somewhere.How difficult was it to remove the plastic seat rail?
Is it easy to get back in?
Can someone sit in a back seat with no rail installed?
I have a 60lb golden doodle to put in the back. Trying to decide on a carpeted platform or removing the rail. Thanks.
I think I just pried up one end with a flathead. Once the two clips on the end pop out, you just keep lifting that end. It should go back on even easier. Just get the plugs lined up with the holes and push down to snap it into place.
It is a bit of an eyesore with the rail removed, but my husky liner covers it up. The husky liner is made to fit over the rail, and without the rail there, it just gets smashed down where the rail is supposed to be. Not an issue, imo.
You will still have the metal brackets on the floor that the seat rail snaps into. Do not remove these. I believe these support most of the weight that is on the seat. These floor brackets are something to be mindful of. Either by protecting them from heavy cargo, or protecting people, pets, and cargo from the brackets. The husky liner helps with this, but I also usually have a "moving blanket bed" in the backseat for my dogs that also protects the brackets from cargo and vice versa.
I've been very pleasantly surprised with the few times I've dismantled some stuff in the interior. In my previous vehicles, I hated doing anything like this because I would almost always break clips or plastic pieces. So far, all the clips in the ridgeline have just popped out and not broken. Good luck.