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    Thread: MKIV Jetta & Golf Front Seat Removal

    1. Member Justin Lane's Avatar
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      08-09-2009 11:56 PM #1
      So you want to remove your from seats. Some people might do this cause its dirty, so they want to clean. Others might be swapping out seats like me. I am going to try to explain this the best way I can so, hope you figure it out. I took pictures of me removing the passenger seat. But everything else applies to the driver seat too. This is for educational purposes only. Don't blame me if something goes wrong.

      first slide your seat all the way back until you can see this part up front. If you have a golf there should be bolts like this. If you have a jetta there will be a torx screw.

      Here is the torx screw that came from my jetta seats. The black seats came out of a 4 door golf, so thats why i have bolts on it now.

      once you have taken those to bolts or screws out slide the seat all the way forward until you can see this section in your back seat.

      you going to need something thin so you can pry the little cap off. underneath is this a philips head screw. (cross tip)

      once you take the screws out from it, they should just come right off.

      The final step is a little tricky. You have to slide your seat all the way back and sort of tilt it backwards too. This will allow the wheels to get off the track so you can pull the seat right out. Now I had some basic seats with no features. But you might have to flip the seat upside down to unhook a few cables. I pulled the airbag one right out. For those of you who have seat warmers and what not, you should just unhook them then pull the seat out. I found it easier to have all the doors open then pull it out from the front door.
      Now putting them back is just as easy as taking them out.


      Finished.
      Here are my new black seats


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      08-10-2009 12:52 AM #2

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      08-10-2009 01:42 AM #3
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      08-10-2009 06:41 AM #4
      all that work and no GLI seats?
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      08-10-2009 12:21 PM #5
      if only i could afford them. i picked these up for 100 bucks. I always wanted black seats


      Modified by Justin Lane at 2:36 PM 8-10-2009

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      08-10-2009 12:46 PM #6
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      08-10-2009 02:36 PM #7
      Hopefully they can put this in the faq. I noticed there is a rear seat removal but not a front seat one with pictures.

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      07-02-2010 05:05 PM #8
      very good DIY. prying those little caps off were a pain though

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      02-01-2011 06:20 PM #9
      Thanks for taking the time to make this post.

      VERY helpful.

      Cheers

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      04-04-2011 04:02 PM #10
      Great simple thread. Now I can pull out my front seats without breaking anything!

      Thanks

      Seat swap is now done!
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      Fly exterior very

    12. 10-27-2012 09:41 PM #12
      I like your seats I scored the exact same set for my grey interior Jetta as well!

    13. 03-20-2014 10:02 PM #13
      What was the size of the torx bolt that came out of the jetta?

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      03-20-2014 10:05 PM #14
      Nice, I would just recommend disconnecting the battery.
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      12-13-2014 12:41 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by im_lower View Post
      Nice, I would just recommend disconnecting the battery.
      Absolutely! Anything regarding airbags means a battery disconnect.

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      12-20-2014 06:24 PM #16
      Damn, I wish I'd read the bit about disconnecting the battery before unplugging the airbag Any suggestions as to how I can remove the dash light without taking it to a garage?

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      12-20-2014 09:55 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Smith1.9 View Post
      Damn, I wish I'd read the bit about disconnecting the battery before unplugging the airbag Any suggestions as to how I can remove the dash light without taking it to a garage?
      Find someone with VagCom to turn it off for you.
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      12-24-2014 03:21 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Miller7204 View Post
      Find someone with VagCom to turn it off for you.
      I took the car in for a service yesterday, so got them to turn it off.

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