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I had a load today so removed the seat squabs and let down the backrests (as 'normal').

A little bit worried as I was putting a fair weight on the back of the seats today.

There was no problem with the seat backs at all when I repositioned them (like little indents or such), but the seat belt buckles had pressed hard into the side squabs and it'll take a while before that compressed cushion and leather settles back down.

Is there something I was doing wrong, or is it inevitable the rear seat centre squabs are going to pick up indents off the belt buckles?
 

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I had a load today so removed the seat squabs and let down the backrests (as 'normal').

A little bit worried as I was putting a fair weight on the back of the seats today.

There was no problem with the seat backs at all when I repositioned them (like little indents or such), but the seat belt buckles had pressed hard into the side squabs and it'll take a while before that compressed cushion and leather settles back down.

Is there something I was doing wrong, or is it inevitable the rear seat centre squabs are going to pick up indents off the belt buckles?
I do that occasionally and haven't noticed any problem. Did you fold the belt receptacles down level? Mine almost clear the backrest when I do.

On a side note: I'e noticed that when I use a car seat without removing the seat cushion the leather will get indented and stay that way for a long time. Two months and counting this time, with the perforated leather.
 

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Yes, the belt receptacles folded flat down, thinking that was the best way, but looking again I am wondering if they are better straight upright and partially passing up past the belt recess (that's there for when the backrests are up).

There's really no substantial support to those inward seat squabs too, if you grab them and squeeze/shake, they are just unsupported foam rubber with the leather facing over them. So they get quite creased up when pressed against the seat belt receptacles. I imagine it's going to pop out as easily as they took up a dent (I was only transporting like that for less than two hours) but I can imagine leaving like that for a day or more in hot weather and they'll get permanently dented.
 

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I pulled the lower cushions so the seats lay flat, in my 2013 Volt, been that way since day 1, 2 seater with huge cargo space and on office lunches, oh well can't bring more than one along :rolleyes:
 
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