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    Hi Guys, has anyone ever re-trimmed a drivers seat base? How tricky is it? The reason I ask is the seam on the seat base on my 06 CDTi has started to come undone so I want to remove, repair and refit the cover. I have done them before as an apprentice in a Ford main dealer on a couple of Sierra's but that was many moons ago. I recall some sort of copper staples and a special pair of pliers to close them around the trim. Is a similar system still being used or have things moved on?

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    have a look at ians thread i know its a rear he does but it will be the same principle


    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...ather+interior

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    I had all the fronts apart too (although not quite to that amount), it's actually fairly easy. The underneath is all just plastic clips once you've removed the adjuster mechanisms. The cloth on the seat itself is clipped with the same round metal clips which you can replace with reasonably thick cable ties like I did with mine and Khalids rear seats.

    Edit: there's some pics of me stripping the fronts in this thread http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=148142
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    Cheers guys, some great pics. Looks easy enough, just gonna wait for a nice dry day to whip the seat out.

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    seats are easy to get out

    2 x tx50 bolts at the back and then tilt the seat forward

    just remember to remove the headrest first it makes it easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by marktaylor View Post
    seats are easy to get out

    2 x tx50 bolts at the back and then tilt the seat forward

    just remember to remove the headrest first it makes it easier
    And don't forget to undo the seat belt on the side of the seat first
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    And don't forget to undo the seat belt on the side of the seat first

    good shout ian , done that a couple of times

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