FYI, the service manual for the 2005 model says:Lol I thought the seat is bolted down as I have tried to lift it before and doesn't seem to want to budge. The pump has been whining for a while and this morning a nasty grumbling sound from it (although it has stopped now) so I guess it's time to replace it along with the many other issues I'm having at the moment. Seems to be slowly falling apart now
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FYI, the service manual for the 2005 model says:
"Pull upward at forward edge of cushion each
retainer loop of the rear seat cushion to disengage
retainer loops from cups in floor."
Don't be bashful, give it a really good pull. The connection to the floor is kind of like a snap closure on clothing in that there is friction and some metal has to be displaced to get it to come apart. A short, sturdy pry bar applied in the correct position could be used instead of the really good pull. But you have to know exactly where to insert it.