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Old 04-05-2015, 03:56 PM   #36
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I did this also, but for a convertible. I'll see how hot it gets in the hot sun with shorts on


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Was able to do it with just a 90 degrees long nose pliers. What a pain
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:33 PM   #37
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Looks good man, I'm a bit worried about the heat as well lol. I don't dd mine though so it shouldn't be too much of an issue.

I went to harbor freight this weekend. They had the hog ring pliers but no hog rings. Still waiting on the covers though no biggie.
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Don't know if you have a tractor supply by your house, but they sell hog rings...they are like for legit animal use, but they would work. And they are less than 5.00 for a pack of 100. Just get the smallest size they sell.
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Don't know if you have a tractor supply by your house, but they sell hog rings...they are like for legit animal use, but they would work. And they are less than 5.00 for a pack of 100. Just get the smallest size they sell.
Awesome. I go to tractor supply pretty regular. Love that place. lol
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:12 PM   #40
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My leather came in today. Did you guys find any helpful instructions before diving in?
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This video helped me just to make sure I didn't get crazy and miss something

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Old 04-10-2015, 03:23 PM   #42
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Also the hardest part for me was getting the plastic adjustment knob off the bottom part. After the clip comes off you would think it would just slide off but it is really on there. I was afraid I was going to break it but it finally popped off.

Second thing that sucked was removing the rear seat headrests. I could not find the button for the life of me. When you pull up the material a bit to stick yours hands up there you won't feel the button initially. It's flush, so just start squeezing the top areas and you will find it. It is just like the ones on the front seats, only concealed under the seat fabric. PITA.

Other than that it's pretty straight forward. Take note of how the fabric is secured and where it's routed before you go nuts and start undoing them. Snap picks. It helps for when your putting it all back.
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Great video. Looks pretty simple. I hope I can get to it this weekend.
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:55 PM   #44
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So I started running wires today for my sound system upgrade and had to remove the bottom part of the back seat. I went ahead and covered it with the leather and it looks very loose? Normal?
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It shouldn't be loose. Pictures?
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Old 04-12-2015, 12:35 AM   #46
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Ill get some tomorrow. Def loose though. As if the covers were for different cushions.

I considered hitting them with a blow dryer
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Ill get some tomorrow. Def loose though. As if the covers were for different cushions.

I considered hitting them with a blow dryer

Oh wow. The cushions were different? I was going to suggest that maybe the plastic clips in the back were not routed in the correct way. There is a way that seem like it would be right but if you go the right way it's a bit difficult to get the clips over the plastic part of that seat Fran. That makes it really tight.
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:49 PM   #48
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Looked at the seats this morning, I did miss 2 clips. Not sure how I didn't catch that last night. Gonna straighten that out as soon as I get home. Had to run out of town to pick up these for the amazing price of free. Lol

I know at least one is cracked but I believe the other 3 are fine.
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Looks good man, I'm a bit worried about the heat as well lol. I don't dd mine though so it shouldn't be too much of an issue.

I went to harbor freight this weekend. They had the hog ring pliers but no hog rings. Still waiting on the covers though no biggie.
Don't use hog rings, use plastic zip ties. You'll never see them, they hold just as well, and they're much less of a hassle than the hog rings.
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:06 PM   #50
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Not a bad idea but I'd worry the zip ties would eventually become brittle. I also already bought the hog rings so I'll probably just use them.
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Don't use hog rings, use plastic zip ties. You'll never see them, they hold just as well, and they're much less of a hassle than the hog rings.

Those would eventually break.
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Using heavy duty zip ties is actually what many dealerships use when they take the seat apart for faulty seat heater repairs. They are not in direct sunlight and will not degrade.
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It's what they use because when it breaks it won't be under warranty anymore and they don't give 2 *****s. If it's my car, I'm going to do it right. If zip ties were the way to go, don't you think the factory would have done it that way? It's probably cheaper. In fact my seats were double hog ringed in each spot. I replicated this.
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It's what they use because when it breaks it won't be under warranty anymore and they don't give 2 *****s. If it's my car, I'm going to do it right. If zip ties were the way to go, don't you think the factory would have done it that way? It's probably cheaper. In fact my seats were double hog ringed in each spot. I replicated this.
I've seen zip tied seats that were done 10 years before that looked like new. Again, it is a common practice and heavy duty ones are not going to break. And if the factory were the gold standard we would not have aftermarket parts to correct their shortcomings.
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I double hog ringed like the factory, too. I will tell you this, the aftermarket hog rings are much tougher to clip. I had to take one back off and they were tough to cut.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:22 AM   #56
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I believe if I were to zip tie them I would use metal zip ties over plastic.

But yeah I'm hog ringin it.

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I believe if I were to zip tie them I would use metal zip ties over plastic.

But yeah I'm hog ringin it.
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:15 PM   #57
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When I did my seats I got hog ring plyers and a pack of 100 rings for like 9 dollars on Amazon and I know stores like harbor freight have them fairly cheap. So no real reason not to do it like it came imo.


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Old 04-15-2015, 08:54 AM   #58
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I redid the seat and it still looks loose. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
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More. I'm having a hard time uploading pics from phone.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:14 AM   #60
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I will say this, in the video I saw that the guy had some spray adhesive but I never actually saw him use it (I only skimmed the video). There was no adhesive from the factory on this seat but that's what I feel it needs. I just won't sit flat against the cushion.
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I didn't use adhesive at all. Shouldn't need it
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:52 PM   #62
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Leather take offs

Looks like to me maybe you forgot to pull the straps and clips through in the middle of the seat?
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Thanks man. I had 2 hooks wrong. I got it straightened out last night. Looks great now.

I'll post pics when I'm done with everything. Got so much going on now I'm kinda all over the place with different projects. Appreciate the help.
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Well ****. I ordered seats for the 2012-14, apparently the 11 has different head rests. I got the 11 covers. Everything fit perfect except for the head rest. There's now way to clip/hook them on the bottom.
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That sucks. Maybe a upholsterer can fix you up with that issue


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Old 05-17-2015, 07:30 PM   #67
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I think I can figure something out to make it work, I just shouldn't have to considering what this cost. On the plus side, I got the passenger side back in the car before it got dark on me and it's looks great, just need to let the wrinkles settle.
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^ a few days in the sun was all mine needed. And that was in the winter. Glad you have had some time to work on it!


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Yeah man I've had the rear seats in for a couple weeks and they've settled in nicely. For some reason looking at the leather in the car makes me wish I had the upgraded head unit. haha
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Are you talking about the premium gauge cluster with the 4"screen? If so it can be swapped with some effort and a pocket full of cash. There is a thread about it. I was thinking about doing it myself but the clusters are hard to get and expensive. Then you have to get the tool to program it ect. I don't know if I have the patience or the cash. Lol


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