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Good old vito drivers seat.

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Big English, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Big English

    Big English New Member

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    Hi all,

    new here and just got another vito but you gessed it the drivers seat is goosed, can anyone please tell me where i can get a new seat squab and cover from is it Merc dealers only??? and do they cost a bomb.

    Thanks

    Big E.
     
  2. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Correct, only from MB and they cost a bomb, you may get lucky from a breaker and a late one
     
  3. Andy.M

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    Is this an issue with Vito's. Asking in case I look at one in the future.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I cannot recall it being asked before, maybe the driver was over weight, if it is the frame that is failing then they can be repaired in most cases
     
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    Just looked at the OP's name :)
     
  6. Cole@MBS

    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Just find a local reupholsterer, cheaper and prob better....
     
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    Big English

    Big English New Member

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    Ha very funny, just got the van and i beleive this is a comman problem looking it up on the net.

    Thanks all i will keep looking.
     
  8. huey

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    I can't help with the seat! but welcome to the forum Big E:D
     
  9. curious

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    Same problem with mine.
    I don't think it's just Vitos, I've seen it on several vans where you have to climb up to the seat.
    I think the edge just gets rubbed away as you get in and out.

    It would be nice to get the same material and, as Cole says get it done by a local upholsterer.
    (I even looked at getting a head restraint of ebay and cutting it up. But unfortunatley not big enough for a continuous length of material.)
     
  10. Ringway

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    I asked for a price for a leather seat (comfort type) for my Vito and the price just for the seat (no base) was £945.00!

    Ebay or breakers are the places to look.

    Since I have had a mojor back problem I fing the Vito seats are too firm.
    I may sell my Vito front seats if I can get some Volvo ones to fit in their place. I might try some 210 leather ones if I can work out how to get the electric side of things working.
     
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    Sell the Vito and get a Vivaro, proper comfy seats, and no rust to worry about.
     
  12. Ringway

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    If a Vivaro had a V6 I'd probably go down that route. My Vauxhall's have been good vehicles and the dealerships were okay. The Vito V6 is fun and does take the grind out of a long day.

    You are spot on about the bodywork though, it's cr4p and p!sses me off in a big way. :mad:
     
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    Aren't all Vitos galvanised from 2005 (approx) on?

    My 57 plate has no rust at all!
     
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    Paul's one had a rusty tailgate, but Mercedes didn't accept it was a bodywork issue and pretended that it was a mechanical problem.

    It's not just that they make rusty vans when nobody else does, it's that their rust warranty is worthless.
     

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