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Old 05-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Help removing seat bolts (08 focus)

Hi guys I'm new here (first post). Here is my situation:


I bought this mount for my iPad :http://www.thejoyfactory.com/product/AAB109

The mount has various brackets that are supposed to slide into the seat track (after removing two of the seat bolts from the left seat track of the passenger seat). From there you put the bolts back in and off you go.

Here's the problem: I have no idea how to remove the seat bolts. the bolts are this odd shape, and I don't know what tool to use or how to remove them, if I can. So my question is, can I remove them, and if so, how?

If they are the type of bolts that aren't meant to be removed is there a way around it? Or do you guys know of any other iPad mounting solutions for a 2008 focus? I don't have the money to do a dashboard install (unless someone knows of a cheap solution) so if the mount I currently have doesn't work out I'll need a similar (cheap) solution.

Sorry for the long post. Any and all input is appreciated.


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Old 05-05-2012, 08:07 AM   #2
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I dont know much about those mounts but why don't you use the bolt just below those 2. I dont believe the 2 flat bolts can come out
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I would take the seat out and see if there is a nut on the bottom side of the track
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your not suppose to use those weird looking bolts. you want to take out the one below those and then put the bracket down then tighten the bolt thru that.
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your not suppose to use those weird looking bolts. you want to take out the one below those and then put the bracket down then tighten the bolt thru that.
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The only problem with that is the lip around that bolt. That lip won't allow the bracket to lay flat. It's such a pita. Does anyone know of another (similar) mounting system?

I'm going to try and bend the bracket so it will staircase over that lip. Thanks for the help guys.
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dont know if this is possible im not by my car. but is there anyway to slip the bracket under the the track then try and put the bolt in. i know it prob might be hard to line it up but worth a shot if it is possible.
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Those "bolts" are Rivets! and there not meant to be removed ever! you can drill, cut or otherwise remove them at your own risk. Just be sure to put in some grade 8+ bolts to maintain the seat mount. Good luck.
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yup rivets. you could grind or drill them out then weld it all backto gether
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Ok so that sucks. Anyone have other mounting ideas?
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