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Old 11-29-2004, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default How hard is it to remove the fabric/covers on the 2005 WRX seats?

Are the covers just zipped on, like the '02s, or is it more a "higher end" application now? I'm going to need to add heating elements to mine, and I'm hoping they just zip off for easy access...

Does anyone have some shots of the seats?
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:13 AM   #2
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they should just zip off, lots of leather kits out there and from the diagrams of how to get them off allways show zippers ( and i took apart one of my seats for no apearent reason.
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Old 11-30-2004, 12:00 PM   #3
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Out-freaking-standing.

That'll make my seat heater install a hell of a lot easier
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Old 11-30-2004, 04:55 PM   #4
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Looks like $220 for a pair of Carbotex heaters and switches from leatherseats.com, part A is now taken care of, planning-wise. Just gotta find somewhere to tap into the power, and somewhere to put the switches...

Part B: Mirror heaters. This will be harder, I suspect.
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:01 PM   #5
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:06 PM   #6
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No no, that's what I want to use on my Jetta...
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Old 12-01-2004, 04:45 AM   #7
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The funny thing is that I did a google search for "flamethrower" and found that picture. I was at that event.



I'm the goofy guy with the camera on the left.

Odd. Teh intarwebs are creepy.
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Old 12-01-2004, 09:55 AM   #8
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Do you have to worry about the side airbags at all when using aftermarket heater inserts??? I was looking into putting some in my 02' but one heating element I found said that it would not work with side airbags. I found some that even had massagers built in, but you would prob. need an apolstry shop to install that. Also is there any special procedure when unhooking/hooking up the power to the seat ???
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:52 PM   #9
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whats going on with the person on the left below you..looks like he took a pretty bad hit.
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Old 12-02-2004, 07:31 PM   #10
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no they do NOT just zip off. I installed my leather kit into my 05 rex and the fronts alone took over 4 hours each seat. You HAVE to first take them off the rails, which I might add are heavy as hell. Then you need to have a set of hogring plyers to remove the hogrings that bind the covers to the seat. The back f the seat does zip off though but to instlal seat heaters, Im pretty sure you need to remove at least the butt part and the lower back part of the seat covers.
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:34 PM   #11
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no they do NOT just zip off. I installed my leather kit into my 05 rex and the fronts alone took over 4 hours each seat. You HAVE to first take them off the rails, which I might add are heavy as hell. Then you need to have a set of hogring plyers to remove the hogrings that bind the covers to the seat. The back f the seat does zip off though but to instlal seat heaters, Im pretty sure you need to remove at least the butt part and the lower back part of the seat covers.

That's good to know! Well, whatever it takes, I guess.
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