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Wave Gt interior swap

Adding a few points as I'm currently In the middle of removing the black interior and replacing it with a red heated interior from a donor car
I followed the advice about disconnecting the battery for half an hour
Front seats are easy to change and the wiring loom had the block to connect my heated seats
Just unclip the holder and the wiring pivots towards the front of the seat carefully unplug the seats
Four bolts are all that hold the seats in place !
Before removing tilt seat back and wiring is clipped to base using small screwdriver to detach loom from seat base
Place a towel over sills and carefully remove seat
Repeat on other side and give car a good Hoover out before putting new seats back
I took out a set of black unheated seats and replaced with heated red seats with no issues no air bag problems heated seats working fine in my car

Rear seats / rear panels

Rear seat removal

Step 1 disconnect battery
Seats remove any visible Allen bolts/ nuts
In boot remove floor cover by removing the cargo net flush mounted covers this exposes more Allen bolts / nuts
I unbolted the seat belt so it stayed with the upper seat
Remove seats upper / lower
Rear panels
Remove ashtray screw hidden inside
Remove any visible screws bolts
Remove two screws from sill plates carefully pull off door seal from around sill plate trim area
Pull sill cover up and lever with large screw driver
Unbolt chrome seat belt bracket
Very carefully pull door pillar edge of panel so that it unclips then you need to pull the panel towards the front of the car this results in less damage to panel / clips
Don't worry about wiring as nones fitted to rear panels

Door Cards
Remove all visible Phillip screws along bottom of door card and one under handle
Remove triangle mirror trim just pulls off
Pop out plastic trim near tweeter screw behind
Gently pry up window switch and remove then undo Allen bolt
Now the worst thing on the door handle try and remove trim that hides last Allen bolt it needs to come out horizontally but didn't manage to do it without damaging it
Next time I'm gonna screw a self tapper into it !
Once Allen bolt undone your ready to remove trim
Don't forget to disconnect the puddle light from the harness
I started at the bottom and gently popped the clips and then angled the trim through the door handle and off it came took me 15 mins per door
Once panel was removed I managed to remove door handles as they are in need of some refurbishment any ideas welcome
Just pulled down on handle whilst working the gripper washer with a small screwdriver
Bottom of handle was bonded to panel but breaks away easy might arildite it back when I rebuild panel
Also planning on doing the check straps whilst the door cards are off also

Last edited by Vodent; 22-04-14 at 22:47. Reason: Update
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