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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010+) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010+) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old August 1st, 2012, 17:26   #1
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Default 2012 sportwagen owners manual / fold down seats

Just picked up 2012 tdi sportwagen with the dsg and sunroof for my wife. We love it so far but I'm afraid the dealer gave me the wrong owners manual. It simply says 2012 jetta and there is no mention of any of the wagon's features. What does the cover of your owners manual say? Thanks for your help.

P.S. how do you remove the rear headrests to get the back seats down flat?
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Old August 1st, 2012, 17:32   #2
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Headrests yes. And seat bottoms if you want it fully flat.

You need to push in a double secret tab and push the button to remove. There is a spring tab. Some cut that out. Search on that topic. There's a DIY
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Old August 1st, 2012, 18:07   #3
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Just picked up 2012 tdi sportwagen with the dsg and sunroof for my wife. We love it so far but I'm afraid the dealer gave me the wrong owners manual. It simply says 2012 jetta and there is no mention of any of the wagon's features. What does the cover of your owners manual say? Thanks for your help.
P.S. how do you remove the rear headrests to get the back seats down flat?
Yes, if you u want flat, need to remove headrests. To do that you need flat screw driver.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 18:10   #4
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Thanks guys. What does your owners manual look like sinetv? does it say "jetta" or "jetta sportwagen"?
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Thanks guys. What does your owners manual look like sinetv? does it say "jetta" or "jetta sportwagen"?
hmm good question, never looked, going to check.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 19:42   #6
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Mine has a pic of a wagen on the front....

Make sure your driver and passenger seats are all the way forward before you fold flat....it can rip your rear seat back if you don't.....I ripped mine 45 mins after leaving the dealers lot...
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Thanks guys. What does your owners manual look like sinetv? does it say "jetta" or "jetta sportwagen"?
it's say Jetta sportwagen US model 2012.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 20:01   #8
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Headrests yes. And seat bottoms if you want it fully flat.

You need to push in a double secret tab and push the button to remove. There is a spring tab. Some cut that out. Search on that topic. There's a DIY
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...light=Headrest
I didn't have to cut mine out. I just pried the little push-button piece out of the spring.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 03:24   #9
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Am I crazy ,but the way this feature of the JSW operates is quite insane. It is arcane at best. Why not a simple one step process? duh. BTW I love most of my sportwagen. JP
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Am I crazy ,but the way this feature of the JSW operates is quite insane. It is arcane at best. Why not a simple one step process? duh. BTW I love most of my sportwagen. JP
For a quick and dirty, you can just fold down the seats as is (just make sure the headrests are down and you move up the front seats while folding).

The 3-step process is just for when you must have a flat floor. Most cars will never give you a flat floor, so having the option (even at the cost of more prep) is a plus.

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Old August 4th, 2012, 18:36   #11
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One step I see a lot of folks missing is to raise the seat bottoms and flip them up against the backs of the front seats. If this is done properly, the cargo area created by folding the rear seats will be level and flush with the rest do the rear cargo area.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 18:56   #12
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I do the a fair bit and as awesome as it is to see it all flat, I HATE the headrest removal system. The middle on is a total pain in the but. Frankly, I leave it off all the time now.
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