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      Passenger Seat Compartment Not Opening

      I recently bought a 2013 Dodge Dart Gt and my idiot friend wanted to make the passenger seat look "cooler" by tucking the pull tab for the compartment under the seat and now I am unable to get it open. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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      I don't think you really need the pull tab to open the seat, might be able to just stick your fingers in the crack and pull it up. Can't you fish the pull tab out of there with something?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Moist Daddy D View Post
      I recently bought a 2013 Dodge Dart Gt and my idiot friend wanted to make the passenger seat look "cooler" by tucking the pull tab for the compartment under the seat and now I am unable to get it open. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      This happened in my wife's Journey. I believe (it was a couple of years ago) we were able to reach under the seat and pull on the latch assembly while a second person pulls up on the seat lid.

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      there is not a latch.. just reach where the pull tab is and poll like smkoey said

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      Try using a plastic coat hanger.
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      Wait, there's a compartment under that seat?!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Wes Tank View Post
      Wait, there's a compartment under that seat?!
      Only in the 13s
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      Quote Originally Posted by Oldarter#63 View Post
      Try using a plastic coat hanger.

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      Quote Originally Posted by josh16 View Post
      Only in the 13s
      Do we know why this feature was discontinued? I mean, I imagine it might not play well with my heated seats, but I still thought it was a nice doodad.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Shooter_Q View Post
      Do we know why this feature was discontinued? I mean, I imagine it might not play well with my heated seats, but I still thought it was a nice doodad.
      Dodge said it was to make the seats more comfortable. I swapped out the seats from my 2014 rallye with a red set from a 2013 rallye. Seats feel exactly the same.

      I believe it was cost cutting. Same thing they did with the illuminated cup holders
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