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Old 09-01-2019, 09:33 PM #1
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Re-upholstered Leather Seats + Seat Heaters

I have been piecing together parts for the past few months and ordered leather seat replacement upholstery and seat pad from US Autonation on Ebay. Had to order the OE seat back foam from McGeorge (least expensive) and they (USPS or McGeorge) lost the first shipment and had to send a replacement via FedEx.

I purchased a carbon fiber seat heater kit from Ebay and took my time to install everything correctly. REALLY IMPRESSED with the way everything turned out. Only sad thing is the crappy lumbar support (even though I tested it with the covers off) still does not work. Very poor design by Toyota.

PROS: The seats seem to sit “higher” as the new foam is firmer.

CONS: Takes a lot of time and effort to get everything right but better than paying an upholstery shop to do it at $1,000-$1500 per seat. Pictures will be posted later……
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Would really like to see and read more
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Nice job. The seats look great and I need to do a few sets. I want to put heaters in as well. Thank you for sharing :]

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Nice job. The seats look great and I need to do a few sets. I want to put heaters in as well. Thank you for sharing :]

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If you take your time (and there are some awesome "how-to" videos on YouTube) it won;t be hard at all. Get some hog ring pliers or use zip ties. Zip ties make it easier. ONE THING: when you disassemble your old seats, keep the metal rods and re-use them in the new upholstery covers. You need them to fasten the cover to the seat with zips or hog rings.
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Metal zip ties work extremely well, hog rings are great if you can get the pliers to work. The pliers are quite expensive though and a bit of a bear to use unless you have nice ones.
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Metal zip ties work extremely well, hog rings are great if you can get the pliers to work. The pliers are quite expensive though and a bit of a bear to use unless you have nice ones.
U used zip ties to get the connections in place and then used hog rings to make sure they stayed. Easier than wrestling down the connection with finicky hog ring pliers and hog rings flying all over the place....
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