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Re: Seat Covers

Post by Vwjack88 » Sat May 02, 2020 11:17 am

Messaged him pal, just waiting in a response. Probably gone to be fair but worth a try. Cheers

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by ashigham » Fri May 22, 2020 5:28 pm

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Seat covers arrived, quality looks awesome.

Just waiting for the van to come back from paint before I can’t fit them

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by Craig Cheatham » Fri May 22, 2020 5:38 pm

Great news, as I said in my earlier post, you won't be dissapointed in them. What colour and design did you go for?

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by Papa Bear » Fri May 22, 2020 6:04 pm

A how-to on fitting would be good too :D
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Re: Seat Covers

Post by Craig Cheatham » Fri May 22, 2020 7:37 pm

They are very straight forward to fit, instructions not necessary. Although a little tip from experience, you get a better fit on the actual seat base covers if you fit them with the seats removed as I eventually have got around to doing with mine. Its much easier to get them pulled tight and tied off with the seats out of the vehicle. Worth doing in the long rum IMO.

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by E8OMB » Sat May 23, 2020 10:04 pm

My personal take on covers is that they are a great quick upgrade for cheap and cheerful but once you get up in to the more expensive ones your better off with a new pair of seats or retrim

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by Craig Cheatham » Sun May 24, 2020 10:00 am

I can assure you guys that the GTE seat covers are far from a cheap and cheerful fix. These are a real quality item. Front ones 2 years on and back ones 12 months on. Still looking as good as new! :D

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by ashigham » Sun May 24, 2020 12:13 pm

@Craig

What was your difficulties fitting the covers with the seats in place?

I don’t want to mess about with the seat wiring in fear of setting the airbag off.

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by Craig Cheatham » Sun May 24, 2020 1:02 pm

@ashingham it is possible to fit the covers with the seats in situe as i did initially. If you remove the seats access underneath is far easier as you can remove the plastic trim turn the seats upside down and get them tied off tighter and neater.

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by ashigham » Sun May 24, 2020 3:26 pm

And to remove the seats, leave ign off and just unplug the wiring?

No lights on the dash when you refitted?

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by Craig Cheatham » Sun May 24, 2020 8:02 pm

NO! I would disconnect the battery have a cuppa for 10/15 mins then unplug the seats. This will deactivate the air bags and should prevent any error lights appearing afterwards. Reconnect all wiring before re-connecting the battery.

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by ashigham » Mon May 25, 2020 9:44 am

Copy that. Thank you

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by ashigham » Sun May 31, 2020 7:38 am

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Had some time to fit the seat covers today. Didn’t have the spline bit to remove the seats so struggled with the bases. I’ll get the bit ordered removed the seats and have another go when they are out the van but for now they are a massive improvement over stock

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by Craig Cheatham » Sun May 31, 2020 9:00 am

Nice One !

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Re: Seat Covers

Post by tonyhill » Sun May 31, 2020 4:45 pm

Bet they'll be hot in this weather! :lol:

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