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    Thread: DIY: Interior Conversion

    1. 06-28-2008 09:27 PM #51
      im sent

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      07-28-2008 01:18 PM #52
      Getting ready to conqure this task. Thanks for the writeup


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      09-10-2008 12:09 AM #53

      does the headliner need to be dropped to get just that plastic vent piece on the sunroof cover out? need to replace mine.

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      10-01-2008 06:40 PM #54
      I have no idea how you'd get that out. I think its pretty well part of the sunroof cover. I could be wrong though, I didn't investigate mine very long.
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      11-20-2008 12:22 PM #55
      I need to kno how to swap the front seats out. Anyone shed any light on my situation? Thanks
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      11-20-2008 12:30 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by NoSpooL »
      I need to kno how to swap the front seats out. Anyone shed any light on my situation? Thanks

      Are you kidding?
      Read the FAQ/DIY section. The subject has been covered hundreds of times.

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      06-11-2009 01:03 AM #57
      just wanted to say thank you so much for the super detailed thread and all the pictures!!!
      very impressive and to a t!!!!!
      great work before i read it i was doing this looking at my sagging headliner
      Quote Originally Posted by dubvinci View Post
      liking/appreciating static is one thing, but to think its better that airride is a whole nuther story....better ride and handling while driving, more drivability, and looks better when parked....you might as well say its better to always have a hard on...id rather deflate it when im not using it and then pump it up when its time to go....lol...

    8. 07-22-2009 10:44 PM #58
      Hi there! love the write up, it's helped me a lot.
      Did you manage to change the locks in the rear seats and the glovebox to match your ignition?

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      10-12-2009 08:20 PM #59
      Quote, originally posted by mstobbs »
      Hi there! love the write up, it's helped me a lot.
      Did you manage to change the locks in the rear seats and the glovebox to match your ignition?

      I did, I was just very careful when taking out the locking mechanism as to not loose the little springs and such that maintain the inprint of your key. I had to do the same thing on the door panel for my trunk and gas tank.
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    10. 01-18-2011 11:50 PM #60
      I'm in the middle of converting my interior to black also and was wondering if there was an easier way to take off the seat track covers because i see there's a cap where the screw is but it's a pain to remove any advice. Also my seats aren't heated but the interior i'm using has heated seats so ho would i go about making them work in my car. Finaly is it easy to convert manual crank windows to power windows all help is appreciated thanks

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      01-19-2011 12:31 AM #61
      Sooo much work, but will for sure look nice!

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      02-13-2011 05:00 PM #62
      Hey, sorry it took me so long to reply I didn't have this thread on my watch list. Anyways the seat track covers shouldn't be too hard to take off. Just take the caps off with a small screw driver, and then unscrew the screw and slide them out. As for the heated seats you need to get a wiring harness for that. I'm not quite sure how the wiring diagram goes but I would assume you could find it in a Bentley manual.

      I recommend http://www.kufatec.de/shop/index.php...Bora---1J.html for the wiring harness. It's a really good site, I got the wiring harness for my power GLX seats from there.

      As for the manual windows to automatic you obviously would need the motors and wiring for it, the motors you could easily get from a junkyard and the wiring also probably. I would look on the Kufatec site to see if they have anything for the windows. I hope that helps.
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      05-15-2011 12:12 PM #63
      Huge thanks to you Lazlow.

      My car got flooded last fall is absolutely inundated with mildew. If not for this walk through I would have never had the courage to tackle stripping the car down and cleaning it. I'm not done yet, but I actually have hope of saving my old girl.

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      05-17-2011 11:32 AM #64
      Glad I could help, I know some of the pictures are broken but at least it is still a help
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      05-17-2011 11:35 AM #65
      I remember when people used to make threads like this
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      08-30-2011 12:54 PM #66
      Your pictures and instructions are much appreciated lazlow
      I only have used it for dismantling my center console thus far in order to add in some additional wiring, but I imagine that I'll have more use for it in the future.

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      09-03-2011 02:45 AM #67
      Glad I can be of help, I still have to reassemble my center console for like the 3rd time. It doesn't take long now. Just gotta stop being lazy! XD
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      09-06-2011 02:44 PM #68
      Thank you much! This epic DIY is definitely getting subscribed and bookmarked, as I will be doing the same thing this coming winter.

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      11-19-2011 11:55 AM #69
      Thank you so much for this!!!

    20. 01-29-2012 09:46 PM #70
      SUPERB Thread, def deserves a bump!
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      02-12-2012 06:18 PM #71
      Planning on tackling this project very soon. Have about 95% of the pieces needed to convert my interior from Grey to Black. Will definitely be using this thread in addition to my bentley to pull it off. Hopefully it goes smoothly!!!
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      10-11-2012 11:55 PM #72
      Holy bump from the past! Doing this gradually during the week just need pillars off so I can remove the headliner to convrrt

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      10-29-2012 10:26 PM #73
      You guys know a bent coat hanger in a loop works better than both the oem tool and a dental pick?
      Got the bitch clip out in 2 seconds, just loop and yank.

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      10-29-2012 10:46 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by mkivgolfball View Post
      You guys know a bent coat hanger in a loop works better than both the oem tool and a dental pick?
      Got the bitch clip out in 2 seconds, just loop and yank.
      Be very careful not to poke and yank your airbag along with it.
      Quote Originally Posted by dubvinci View Post
      liking/appreciating static is one thing, but to think its better that airride is a whole nuther story....better ride and handling while driving, more drivability, and looks better when parked....you might as well say its better to always have a hard on...id rather deflate it when im not using it and then pump it up when its time to go....lol...

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      10-27-2013 09:32 AM #75
      so how do you get the little bitch clips back in?

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