Since 2003, a series of articles were freely published on the Peugeot Cabriolet Owners Club website providing technical guidance and other useful information.
These articles are then illegally reproduced and sold on eBay as a PDF guide. So, to help owners of 306 Cabriolets all over the world live with their chosen ride, this PDF is now published for free here - exactly how the original authors/contributors intended!
Thanks to all those who produced the original material for these articles (see www.pcoclub.org/articles for full details and additcional articles).
|Please note that neither the author nor the Peugeot Cabriolet Owners Club can guarantee the accuracy or consequences of any article published within this document. Use of any information published in these pages is entirely at your own risk.|
If ever you need to remove the rear seats from your 306 Cabriolet, this is the article to read! Why would you want to? The main reason is likely to access the rear speaker housings (usually in the quest to update them) or if you wish to remove the side trim "cards".
This article applies to all variations of the 306 Cabriolet, with the only slight
If your 306 Cabriolet was not fitted with optional rear head rests, you have it easy. Simply skip stages 3 to 7!
|Two 13mm seat base bolts indicated|
|View of the rear bulkhead with the roof cover open|
Tip: Regardless of whether you've opened the roof cover using the hydraulic system or manually, ensure that the roof cover is securely held open. The cover may appear to stay in a vertical position initially, but the hydraulic ram will slowly let the cover down as the fluid drains out. Remember not to rely on the headrests or seat back to wedge a cardboard box in place as these parts are about to be removed (stating the bleeding obvious!).
|Phase 2 and 3 headrest button|
|Illustrating the clips that need to be removed|
|Plastic sleeves to remove and tear that could result without care|
|One of the two lower bolts that need to be removed|
|Lower bolt found on side trim cards|
|Screws that need to be removed from side trim card|
Your job is done! You now have access to the rear speakers. You may also notice that there is access to the boot via two rear bulkhead cut-outs in the metal work - see photo below. Handy if you wish to route wires between compartments.
|View from boot showing bulkhead cut-outs|
Refitting the rear seats simply involves a reverse process of the above description. The only difference is that the metal clips removed in step 5 can be re-inserted before the rear seat back is fixed in place. This way, the sleeves will simply click back into place in the final stages - just ensure the sleeve angle cuts on the ends are rotated correctly to allow this.