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seat replacement
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:30:36 PM »
Anyone got experience replacing seats in cars?

A friend of mine wants to gift me a 99 accord and it needs a new drivers seat, the back broke a bit. Runs and drives with the only problems being the seat and an oil leak.

How hard is it to replace em? PITA?

It's the leather interior with electric seats, i think. V6 EX.

I'm already looking at seats to see what my options are, but i have no idea what im doing. What kind of bracket do you get? Should I hire a pro?

Thanks in advance my dudes. Here's a seat I'm looking at; it's a beige interior.

https://www.amazon.com/JEGS-Performance-Products-Driver-Passenger/dp/B078WHLM2J


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Re: seat replacement
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 10:05:15 AM »
Depends on how good you're at at fabricating. Being a power seat already in the car, you will most likely need a manual bracket from a car outta the junkyard. That's when things might get tricky putting the bracket onto the "universal" seat. From my experience cutting and most likely welding will be involved. If you have a shop/garage, welder, and supplies this is no biggie. If not, better have your buddy do it.
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Re: seat replacement
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 02:45:08 PM »
You're better off getting a clean-ish matching seat from a junkyard or try to find one on Craigslist - maybe someone parting out a car. It will be a direct drop-in.

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Re: seat replacement
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 01:07:02 PM »
If it's a direct replacement, it's not that hard.  I did this in one of my Jeeps a while back.  There was nothing on that particular seat other than the handles for adjusting, no electronics, etc.  It was an easy, four bolt swap. 

Even with the electronics, if you get a seat from the same year with the same options, it should still be fairly simple.  As for repairing the back, I had my Cherokee recently repaired and found out it was broken in four places.  They can fix pretty much anything these days.  Of course, if you're comfortable with a welder, you can always take it apart yourself and do it, depending on what is broken.

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Re: seat replacement
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 05:43:47 PM »
I missed the part about repairing the seat. If you know someone with a welder, I would go that route first. A 99 isn't going to have air bags in the seat so it shouldn't a big deal to peel the skin back and weld the metal. Just don't catch the cushion on fire.

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