had a heck of time finding pedal covers for the manual transmission (everyone carried the auto set), finally found a set AND a matching dead pedal
Yesterday I mounted a 'new to me' set of Durban wheels I got from the wheel classifieds on Vortex. They make my Sportwagen look much more sporty and the 40 series tires make a big difference in handling compared to my stock 55 series tires. I'm on the fence about if I should lower it or not. If I do, thinking of something like GTI springs.
Months ago I swapped MK 7 Golf R seats into my MK 7.5 Sportwagen 4Motion (see above post) and never went about swapping over the cable release system for the rear seats. Today, with some pointers from @veedubgti I figured it out.
Stock Seat Backs (in good repair)
New Seat Backs (in good repair)
Large Flat Head Screw Driver
Plastic trim removal piece/ bone tool
Sewing Needle and heavy duty thread
Xacto knife or box cutter
Hammer (for reassembly)
Torx Bits (for removing folding arm rest)
Lay out the stock seatback to start.
Pry along the perimeter channel (white line in diagram) of the stock seat back with a flat head screw driver or bone tool. Once complete, pull the retaining tabs of the seat cover away from the channels they were retained in (blue circles).
Remove the two head rest adjustment covers (red circle in diagram) and folding mechanism lever trim piece (also red circle in diagram). Once the plastic trim bits are removed, carefully remove seat cover with cushion still attached.
Using the stock seat cover as a guide, cut a hole in the side of the new seat cover for the plastic cover of latch mechanism (green in diagram). I’d suggest measuring to ensure it is in the same position as stock seat cover.
Once everything lines up well, cut/ trim the back side of foam cushion for the new seat so that it fits the stock seat frame with latch system (also green in diagram).
Also you’ll need to remove the little felt pocket on the inside of the stock seat cover by the cable release and transfer/ sew it to the new seat cover as this guides the cable.
Place new seat cover on stock frame, carefully align the retaining tabs of the seat cover back into their respective channels, and Gently hammer along the perimeter of the seatback to crimp the channels back into place. replace headrest, headrest trim, and the top folding release trim.
Repeat for 60% section. The only difference is the folding arm rest/ ski pass area is a total b1t¢4. The actual arm rest it self will transfer to the new seatback and is easily removed with two torx screws.
Once everything is back together, test fit to ensure everything is in working order and enjoy the convenience to come created by your inconvenience of doing all of this!
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