Do yourself a favor and next time you remove your seat, lube the cable that runs to the seat lock as well as the key mechanism and the actual seat latch. I knew my cable was drying out and the last time I took the seat off I barely got the seat unlatched but forgot to lube it before I re-installed the seat. I knew the next time I removed the seat it was gonna be a bear....and it was. I used Multi-use lube with teflon in the cable and key lock and anti-sieze on the latch. Works amazingly easy now but almost had to break my key off in the lock to get it unlocked....even pushing down on the seat to relieve the tightness of the latch didn't help much. All good now but definitely something I will lube every time I take my seat off from now on. Do it now before its too late....you won't be sorry.