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#1949460 - 01/06/10 11:30 AM How To remove leather seat covers?
Polak Offline

Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 71
Loc: North Jersey
I need to remove the seat over in order to get into the lumbar support. (the tube disconnected and doesn't inflate the lumbar)

I know there are clips that hold the cover on, but how do I take them apart. I've tried but to no avail.

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#1949550 - 01/06/10 01:09 PM Re: How To remove leather seat covers? [Re: Polak]
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Registered: 08/07/03
Posts: 9353
Loc: Oswego, IL
A 2008 with 24k should still be under warranty
Sig removed. Read the rules.

So, I read the rules. Now I'm even more confused.

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#1949553 - 01/06/10 01:12 PM Re: How To remove leather seat covers? [Re: Polak]
SgtTaz Offline
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3131
Loc: Chicago, IL
Apply Pressure to the end of the seat where the clips are, that removes the tension. It's like a channel so if you slide it a bit left or right you can get it to release easier. Undo the clip-it'll still be hard but will release. pulls out towards you. Just as fun to get them back in place. might help to have another set of hands.

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#1950839 - 01/08/10 12:05 AM Re: How To remove leather seat covers? [Re: SgtTaz]
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The "J" clips are a pain, but follow SgtTaz's advice and you will get them off - pushing down on the cover/foam above the area you are removing the clips to release the tension, at which point you can start prying it off. Once you figure out the first one the rest go quickly ;\)

Some pictures of the J clips along with the *old* style (95-02) seat (similar in construction) in various stages of disassembly are available here;

You might be able to access what you need to from the underside of the seat, though. If you haven't already, I'd remove the seat from the vehicle. It's easy and will make the project a lot easier.

Don't forget the reconnect ALL connectors under the seat on re installation or you will get airbag warning codes / lamp.
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