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Old 08-18-2019, 07:10 PM #1
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Slow Seat Rebuild - Any Advice?

So, the leather and foam on the seats in my 2000 T4R LTD 4WD have seen better days. I found two donor seats from the same year make and model and have been piecing together parts (new foam + leather + seat heaters) and when I am done, I will simply swap the old seats out and the newly refurbished ones in....

That being said, any advice on the wiring? The carbon fiber seat heaters recommend a 10A power source and I am thinking of using an "add a circuit" style fuse connection.

I bought the leather seat bottom cover off of Ebay. Not bad quality. Also added the carbon fiber seat heater with a control button that fits the blank slots to the left of the steering wheel.

If any one of our members has done this and would be willing to offer tips/tricks/advice, I would appreciate it!
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I did this a while back, using Ebay seat covers and a set of seat heaters from Amazon. I have an auxiliary fuse box in the passenger compartment, so I used two 10A circuits for the two seat heaters.

Installing the seat cover itself is straightforward, sleepydad has a great video tutorial.

One thing I would wholeheartedly recommend is ditching the '96-00 Limited lumbar switch, which I don't believe is intact on any 4Runner. I bought a plastic trim piece and matching switch at a junkyard from a '01-02 Limited, which is much sturdier:

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I did this a while back, using Ebay seat covers and a set of seat heaters from Amazon. I have an auxiliary fuse box in the passenger compartment, so I used two 10A circuits for the two seat heaters.

Installing the seat cover itself is straightforward, sleepydad has a great video tutorial.

One thing I would wholeheartedly recommend is ditching the '96-00 Limited lumbar switch, which I don't believe is intact on any 4Runner. I bought a plastic trim piece and matching switch at a junkyard from a '01-02 Limited, which is much sturdier:


@4Runner4Leon thank man... agree nobody has a lumbar button that is not broke! I will have to keep my eyes out for the 01/02 style button, mine pretty much stays in place.

@BamaDrewski super easy man, you will nail it. BTW I did a complete AC re-do based on your post to get me started. you are the wind beneath my wings BamaDrewski.

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@BamaDrewski Where did you find the new seat foams?
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@BamaDrewski Where did you find the new seat foams?
I purchased the covers and the seat foam from this vendor:

Fits 1999 2000 2001 2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 DRIVER Side Bottom Seat Foam Cushion | eBay

I had to purchase the seat back foam from a dealer. I used McGeorge Toyota as they have better prices than most. Hope this helps!
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