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Seat Rebuild/Repair


I have a 3.2 GTV and was wondering if it was possible to repair/rebuild the front seats? I mean just cosmetically. My seats are not torn, the leather is quite good but the foam seems to be sagging in the bottom (seat) bolsters. It was like this when I first bought the car.

Anyone know how I go about having tis fixed?

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I recently took apart my P1 seat. They probably look different but the principle will
be the same I'm sure. The cover components are as follows:

* Headrest
* back centre cushion (come out complete with cover)
* Back sides(bolsters) top and seatback cover (all in one)
* seat base centre cushion (come out complete with cover)
* left side bolster
* right side bolster

The foam under the bolster covers is quite dense so it woudl be best
to get a good replacemsnt from a passenger seat rather than try and fashion a repair
which will inevetibly look (*****) with the cover back on.

To get at the bolster I would try this:

disconnect battery, remove seat (disconnect pre-tensioner electrics etc..), remove plastic
lever covers, turn seat over, unclip plastic trim-clips that fasten seat back to seat base
(and bolster) covers at rear and seat base to seat-frame at front (hardest part imho) use blunt
tools to avoid breaking the plastic clips taht are the size and shape of A4 paper spine clips - sort of.
Remove seat base centre cushion - this will appear stuck so ease up gently and push
through holes in the seat base using the rounded handle of screwdriver or summat.
Once the seat is base is removed you can access the tabs that hold down the wires
that are embedded in the 'hem' of the leather bolster cover. Prise up the tabs release
the wires and wriggle the bolster cover off - voila !
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