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Old 12-07-2003, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Just bought some leather seats have a couple questions

I have a '99 A41.8tqms one thing it didn't have when I got it was leather seats. It has the grey "cloth" seats. Today I found a full set of grey leather seats in great condition from a '99 A4 so I bought them. How hard is it to remove and replace seats, and I paid $300 for both front and back seats....would you consider this a good deal?
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:14 PM   #2
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Leatherette, you mean?
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:17 PM   #3
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are they from a 2.8?
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:19 PM   #4
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Default why did you have to burst his bubble

it shows how well the leatherette fools people to thinking it is actual leather.
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:21 PM   #5
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It fools, fools since they don't know what real leather feel's like
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:22 PM   #6
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you might anger a few of the fools
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:22 PM   #7
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he didnt say he got the seats from a 1.8t. it might be leather
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:23 PM   #8
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I'm telling people it's leather in my car when they look to buy it
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:25 PM   #9
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Default Re: Leatherette, you mean?

sorry yea i meant leatherette. Leather is in my opinion much harder to maintain. I think leatherette last a lot longer from past experience. So they are from a 1.8t my mistake for not mentioning that
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:27 PM   #10
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lol
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: It fools, fools since they don't know what real leather feel's like

No I know the difference between leather and leatherette my moms A6 avant and CLK430 have leather i know the difference. It was just a mistake on my part for not specifying. On that note do you think I got a pretty good deal? and will the swap be difficult?
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:32 PM   #12
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you guys had your fun crucifying me for a lack of specification...but did i get a decent deal and how hard will the swap be?
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:34 PM   #13
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Default the front seats and bench arent hard. just will take some time

not sure at all on the back part of the rear seats
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:38 PM   #14
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thanks chip
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:54 PM   #15
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not a problem.
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:55 PM   #16
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Default ok since its the 1.8 seat

its a direct fit would only take a few hours to swap out i would say
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:57 PM   #17
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thanks sounds like its not hard just will take a little time
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Old 12-07-2003, 05:57 PM   #18
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Default Your front seats are removed as follows

The rear of the tracks have stoppers on them... pop the caps off of the screw holes and remove the philips head or torx screws. Then pull the stoppers out.

THe front will have a pin in the rail that slides along the track/mount in the front center. Pull the pin out of the center rail and the seats will now tip backwards in an ungraceful manner when you press on the backs. PUsh the seat to the rear of the chassis rails and lift up... the carpet naturally will be in the way and it will require some wiggling/ encouragement.

BTW if you are putting power seats in your 1.8T, you are gonna have a fun time with the *** rapeage on that one my friend.

If putting power seats into manual seat equipped car...

You need to tear out the stock center rail point (chop that ****** out) its gonna be ugly cuz its welded in there real good. You're gonna have the fun of then locating the stock POWER mount points... they are to the left and right of the manual rail mount. They are essentially just a pair of holes in the chassis... Next you have the joy of chopping 2 holes in your carpet per side of the car (2 per seat)... and putting threaded inserts into them ... you can weld them in or epoxy them in place after sanding the paint off of the chassis floor pan/metal where you chooped the carpet off.

Now you can mount up your power seats... but dont forget to run the power to the motors... thats fun to, You should tap into your cig lighter circuit or your 75x under the dash for power for motors... power for the heaters... if heated... shoudl be run to the cig lighter or 75x aswell.
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Old 12-07-2003, 06:04 PM   #19
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thanks for the write up. it is a manual to manual swap so i am hoping everything goes smooth
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Old 12-07-2003, 06:08 PM   #20
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Default you're welcome.... and remember..... its not leather, its leatherette!

a lot like leather, but it came from dead decayed and super processed and refined DIONSAURS and plants!
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