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Hello Ted, I do upholstery work and need to remove the driver's front bucket from a 2000 Land Cruiser with electric seats.  Are there any tricks I need to know?  What is the best way to remove the seat side lower plastic panels (where the electric seat controls are) without breaking them? Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you.

That panel may have a couple of screws under a round plastic cover or in the front from underneath, other than that it uses clips and can be pulled off, the switch panel is held in with plastic tabs but is should come off with the panel so you can get the connectors in the back off, it's been a while since I have dealt with this so I'm not quite sure.

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