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Seat pads kaput

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by jonthetourist, Apr 5, 2012.

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    jonthetourist Senior Member

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    Well it was nice that my R129 came back from the service today with the words "that's driving beautifully now" but sadly the word is the heated seat squabs need replacing and it's an expensive piece of kit. I may settle for a warm back from now on.

    Unless anyone has a cheap fix?

    Jon
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    By removing the cover you may find the break in the wires
     
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    Thank you for stepping up Malcolm, as so often.

    Just to be clear, do you mean removing the leather from the squab? If so, is getting it back on in a presentable fashion straightforward? We have just lost our local trimmer and upholsterer, so I don't have a fallback position.

    Thanks again

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    I have had many a seat apart,,, the squab will lift out and the leather is held with wires or clips. you cannot put it back wrong ans the marks and folds will stay in the leather, and just a matter of putting it back where it was.

    With luck it will be a break in a wire going to the pads, at the worst you can buy after market pads and fit those.

    I may be able to print something off for you on this
     

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