silly question about flat floors

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  1. southjerseycraig

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    I don't use flat floors very much, but I have something to carry that's too big for the trunk.

    Please remind me how to use the hatchback. (mine is a 2010 II) As I remember, I lift the metal bar underhanded, as though I were lifting a barbell (but it's *far* from that heavy!). Then I push the backs of the seats, and they will fold flat. Am I remembering this right? Sorry for not remembering how to do this. I've looked at the owner's manual, and it does not explain how to remove the metal bar.

    Craig
     
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    If the bar your describing is the cargo cover, yes it lifts out of the slots on the sides of the rear. To lower the seat backs, there is a button on the seat back near the seat belt guide that you press to fold the seat backs onto the seating area.
     
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    I might add, there is a stowing receptical under the rear deck hatch for the security shade.
     
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    thank you to both of you! BTW, I'm glad to see that there are people still monitoring the Generation III boards.

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    The rear seat headrests also fold flat (forward) if you raise them all the way. They clear the front seats better if you fold them.
     
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    In addition to the seats fold better, you get better visibility out back with the headrests down too!
     
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    you have to push the buttons on top of the seats to fold them down.
     
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