Make sure the rear seat is move all the way forward and then pull up on the piece. there are some speed clips that are kinda under the seat. it will pull right out, but not much room there for an amp. I ripped everything out, was going to sell the vehicle but my wife vetoed it. going to reinstall but really going to go stealth this time. so looking for another place to stash teh amps. might try removing the side panels to see if there is room. I never had overheat problems with the amps in the lower section at all.