Fitting leather seats

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casuk
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Re: Fitting leather seats

Post by casuk » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:42 pm

I was thinking of going up the scrappy there is 3 up there and grabbing the wiring harness controls and console, plus I get to rip it all out so will have a better idea but if I need to get it all programed I'll just fit the seats and leave them, you trying to get me jealous 😅

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Re: Fitting leather seats

Post by Shaky » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:49 pm

casuk wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:42 pm
you trying to get me jealous 😅
Who ? Me ? :lol: To be honest, the reason why I went for the Elite models on both my ST's is because I've got experience of Vauxhall and their eleventy-million different versions of wiring harnesses for different features :shock:

Plus I've got an iffy back and the leather seats always seem to be that bit firmer which helps a lot. It's just that the Elite (I think) always came as standard with heating as well. :)
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Re: Fitting leather seats

Post by Philich » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:05 pm

On my 2018 car, maybe different on earlier cars, none of the wiring was in, I have had to install it

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Re: Fitting leather seats

Post by casuk » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:15 pm

Every pennies a prisoner with manufacturers, i just like the leather easy to keep clean look smart and are that firmer, I also know the drawbacks, I should have them in for this weekend, doing my rear mud guards and a full detail too just waiting on TARDIS,

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Re: Fitting leather seats

Post by casuk » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:42 pm

I should have them for Tomorrow and I'm going to fit them straight away Iis the any thing I should know before I start, hints or tips to make this as easy as possible

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Re: Fitting leather seats

Post by Philich » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:38 pm

Its pretty simple , you will need a good strong screwdriver or pry bar under the bottom of the rear seat cushion, but looking at the new seats you will soon work it out

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Re: Fitting leather seats

Post by casuk » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:03 pm

I changed my fiesta ones so I'll expect to get it done no problem plus my bro will be giving me a hand, the rear back rest is the awkward bit of it I guess, is the any need to remove any trim

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Re: Fitting leather seats

Post by Boroboy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:52 pm

casuk wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:42 pm
I should have them for Tomorrow and I'm going to fit them straight away Iis the any thing I should know before I start, hints or tips to make this as easy as possible
If you are swapping seats over, stating the obvious, make sure your battery is disconnected, due to airbags. I swapped a lot of my interior over due to damage on a previous Astra J elite (project car), including the seats. I bought a set of leather seats from the same age car to the one I was changing them from. Thought it was going to be a very easy job. The seat connectors were different on my new ones, ones that connect underneath the front carpet, even though the wiring was the same. So I had to swap the connectors over, by chopping them off my old seats. Also the seatbelt pretensions had gone off on the new seats, so I had to swap my old pretensions over. Easy to check, as the ones that had gone off were shorter than the ones I had in already. Fortunately they all were plug & play. So a simple seat swap become a little more complicated than expected :lol:

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Re: Fitting leather seats

Post by casuk » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:08 am

Yeah I always disconnect the battery mate, I'm just hoping it's an easy process and all is fine

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Re: Fitting leather seats

Post by casuk » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:49 pm

Hi got the seats and they look totally different from mine any advice I fitted them in to see what happens and I'm getting an airbag light I don't think years are compatible with my car

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