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    ⋆⋆ CF Donator ⋆⋆ ben_wooduk's Avatar
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    So, I recently picked up a leather interior just down the road from me which had been nicely looked after/treated etc. To be honest, the foams felt good but as I'd replaced my cloth interior with new/nearly new parts I knew mine were better so I set about swapping them over.

    I firstly disconnected both halves of the seat, something that is far easier when the heated seat wires don't come into play, it makes it very awkward.

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    Partial refund and a giant paper clip??

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    I wanted to swap over the base foams too so gently peeled off the heated seat element

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    Looks a little crusty! I won't know if the heated element works until I get the loom installed, I'll get round to it at some point

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    Still the two halves cannot be separated, all wires disconnected from the base and even had to remove the plug

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    Finally separated

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    Now into the part I've never stripped before, the back portion of the seat.

    First, remove the head rest retainer clips and pull on the head rest as hard as humanly possible!! (In hindsight I would actually do this step before anything else as it's really hard to grip onto whilst the seat is dismantled)

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    Flip the seat over and bend back the metal tabs to allow the cover to be unclipped.

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    Remove the metal loops all around the foams to release the cover.

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    The only thing holding the seat cover on now is the black plastic guides for the head rest. This was an absolute .
    The plastic guides come out half way and then get stuck. After ripping open each and every one of my fingers i then decided to use a bit of initiative, i found a socket on an extension worked best, but even still you really need to push to release them!!

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    Now you haven't got any feeling left in your fingers you can remove the cover & foams from the frame.

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    The seat foam removed from the leather (on the right) looks worse than it is tbh, it's quite firm but the replacement is solid!

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    Rebuilding is above reversed, just a lot easier and a lot quicker. Took me longer to clean it.

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    Ben Wood
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    As for the driver lower bolster, that was worn, straight through infact which was all the more evident when compared to my nearly new item

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    Rebuilt, cleaned and ready to be installed.

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    Ben Wood
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    Very brave for tackling that yourself, but Well done that seat looks brand new, you must be chuffed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Very brave for tackling that yourself, but Well done that seat looks brand new, you must be chuffed.
    Cheers mate, yes absolutely chuffed with the outcome. I must admit, there was a stage looking at the bare frame thinking I hope this all goes back together again
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    Very impressed and a great write up for anyone else that fancies doing similar!
    95 Classic Green VR6: Climatronic & OBD2, Grey Leather Recaro Interior
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonedef View Post
    Very impressed and a great write up for anyone else that fancies doing similar!
    Cheers, I have plenty more photos where that came from too, for some reason I took hundreds of the things!!
    Ben Wood
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