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    Default Leather interion conversion opinions plz

    Hi guys I have a quite good opportunity to buy half-leather seats and sides from '08 hatchback with small mileage. That's exacly what I wanted to do for a long time.
    As I know some of U have made a similar conversion. So the question is: is it a problematic swap, what about airbags (here included), and will english version fit to european???

    Thanks in advance!

    http://moto.allegro.pl/tapicerka-sko...384598621.html

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    Hi Mate, I swapped my interior for full leather and had no problems. It's quite easy to do actually, even for me with a bad back. I disconnected the battery for half an hour before starting, then just unplugged the connectors under the front seats. I can't see there being a problem with English to european lefthand/righthand drive etc.

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    I changed mine to full leather heated electric etc just had to put a fuse an run some wire to it easy only thing I think will be a problem is if it's a left hand drive an the seats are electric etc the driver seat has more on it than passenger seat

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    Cheers guys!

    Now I think there is nothing to be worry about, as I know seats are manually regulated and not heated. I was just worrying about airbags but I always have mine in case ;-)


    Thanks a lot :-)

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    is this a right hand drive interior going into a left hand drive car ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchp View Post
    is this a right hand drive interior going into a left hand drive car ???
    yep, exacly.

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    in that case then surely the seatbelt and the seat adjustment controls are on the wrong side of the seat's then no ??
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    Is it possible that in better versions seat adj controls are on both sides? If not, You're right - it's senseless.

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    i think that they are factory set for each specific vehicle market country....unless you are prepared to strip down each seat to see if the mounting point's for seat belt's can be moved from side to side then i think you are going to have problem's as even if you can swap seats over ie driver's seat from RHD car into passenger side of LHD car for controls there could still be a problem, and then saying that there are also the side airbag's to consider...

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    looking at the picture of the interior it looks as though the passenger one has got the nessesary controls for adjustment so could be a straight swap over for you
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    I even cannot check it because it's goona be a shipment. But at least I know what questions exacly I should ask to the seller. Probably this is the reason why the price is quite low.
    Thanks for help, it's good to have a place to ask

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