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Old 04-18-2011, 06:03 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Seat cushion replacement

Hi,

Just bought a 05 Dmax and so far am very pleased with it.

One big problem is the drivers seat. The truck has 164k miles on it. When I sit in the drivers seat there seems to be a ridge near the very back of the seat that really bothers my butt. Raising and lowering the back of the seat electrically changes it some but its still there. Seems like the main cushion is sitting lower than normal making this ridge or bar more noticeable. I see that from GM the seat cushion replacement is less that $50. How hard is it to remove the cover and replace just the cushion? I did a search here and see that several people have done this and it made a big difference but not much info on doing it yourself.
Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:19 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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i think i paid $200 for gm replacement lower cover from dealer, pain in the a to put on, i took out the seat took about 1hr
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:34 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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I replaced the foam in my 89 Sierra.
Apparently there is a special tool to bend the metal ring clips. But I did it with a couple of pair of needle nose pliers.
Half way through I had to ask for help... Good to have an extra set of hands for help.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:39 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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The seat cover is about $350 or so now. I do remember many many moons ago replacing the seat cover on 67 VW bug convertible and it cam with what I recall was Hog Ring pliers. Not sure if this is what they use now or not.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:14 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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I have found a couple of videos on replacement of the seat cover but my cover is in good shape, its the foam cushion that I need to replace. I was hoping someone here might have had experience on a newer, 05, foam replacement.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:29 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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I didnt replace the foam cushion in mine, but I pulled the covers off and put the seat heaters in. the covers are held on by plactic channels that interlock, not very hard to take off, a little more trouble to get back on. No special tools required. I didnt look to see how the cushions were attached to the frame. If I had to guess i would say they are glued to the frame. Order the cushions, pull the seat out, strip the covers, and see. it cant be to hard to replace. IMO.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:57 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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I didnt replace the foam cushion in mine, but I pulled the covers off and put the seat heaters in. the covers are held on by plactic channels that interlock, not very hard to take off, a little more trouble to get back on. No special tools required. I didnt look to see how the cushions were attached to the frame. If I had to guess i would say they are glued to the frame. Order the cushions, pull the seat out, strip the covers, and see. it cant be to hard to replace. IMO.
WITH OUT VEERING TO FAR OFF TOPIC.
Wesley, how do you like your new heated seats.
I'd love to hear more about your installation.
I'll be looking for your new thread.
Can you see the heating pad under the seat cover? Where is it wired? etc.
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