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Old 11-18-2007, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased a 2002 XL7 for 45,000 Miles. It apparently does not have the third row seat as being purchased as an option. It has rather what seems to be a large slab of Styrofoam or something along those lines, covered with original factory cloth carpeting, and cargo latches. While I love the roomy rear interior, a third row seat is definately needed because my kids get restless on long trips, and need the space.
I have looked into purchasing an after-market third row seat, but I dont know how it would be possible to bolt into the original styrofoam slab installed by the factory. This makes no sense.

Does anyone have any advice as to how one could take an XL7 without the factory third row seat option, and convert it into a third row seat model? any advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not so sure if's a direct replacement thing b/c of seat belts and what not but surly if you take the cargo portion out it should fit right in.
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I wonder if it is possible to pull out the factory foam block, and find a used XL7 rear seat and somehow make it work....
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I guess you could do that, check at your local wreckers if they have a XL-7 in stock, i'm sure they will sell you one
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You should be able to remove the foam fillers & bolt in an OEM 3rd row seat & belts without a problem. I helped a friend to the same to his car a couple years ago.
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funny, i am looking into removing my third row seats to install a home made platform(i didnt know my xl7 had a 2 row option) i will look into the stock set up, you couldnt post a photo of it maybe? i work in the auto recycling business and have not yet seen a xl7 with only 2 rows.and we have had lots.the third row is almost useless to us and the extra cargo space that is level would be great,the third row seats when laid flat are not even close to flat, they slope back towards the rear gate and all the groceries or whatever you put back there tends to greet you when you open the gate.its a PITA and very tight for space.
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Has anyone got a pic of an XL-7 that hasn't got the rear seats? I reckon there would be a lot of extra space to be had by removing that silly storage tray thing inside the rear door and the rear seats in total.

JJXL7 you'd want to possibly get the rear side trims and seat belts from a proper 7 seat version as well if you were going to convert yours. Unless your rear trim has the holes blanked where the belt top mount bolts into?

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Hi everyone,

I know it's been while since the last post here, but you might have information that could help me installing a 3rd row seat to my 2004 XL7.

The biggest problem I face is the metal plugs into the bolt holes; the seat is supposed to be bolted into these plugged holes. Does anyone have information about removing the plugs?

Thanks in advance for helping.
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Hi there

Just wondered if you managed to install the third row seat into your Suzuki xl7?

I just bought one thinking it had 7 seats and its only got 5 so was wondering if it was possible to add the third row?
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I have a XL7 that I took the rear seat out of. There are brackets welded to the rear floor that the seat is mounted to and the rear shoulder belts mount inside the rear walls and come out of slots in the rear trim. You would have do to a lot of modification to make it work. It may not be safe to try this and probably expensive to do it right. TShaw
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