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Changing seats, swapping inserts?

audi58 Jan 18, 2010

  1. audi58

    audi58 Member

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    Hello,

    I was looking at buying some leather seats for my sportback. The seats I'm looking at have the door cards too, but they have the black finish, rather than the wood in my card. If I were to get these, is there any way I could swap the inserts on the doors? A guide would be lovely!

    Do you think £500 is about right for full leather?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Have I misread this, or are you saying you actually want to keep the wood trim!?
     
  3. navnayyar

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    Yes the door inserts trim come off easily. The black piano trim is much better than the walnut IMO. But you can swap them no probs. Will just need a wedge and pull them out, be careful not to scratch them. Price is good aswell providing they are in good nic and dont have big bolster craters
     
  4. audi58

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    Yeah, I like the wood better! :happy:

    Also it wouldn't look right with the wood around the gear stick. :think:
     
  5. audi58

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    Ahh that sounds great! What do you mean by a wedge, a special tool? Is the insert held on by clips, screws? If so, where roughly are they?

    Thanks for this!
     
  6. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    lmfao that had my cackling away, thats a 1st for sure.

    Just get a small screwdriver under the edge of the trim & slowly, very slowly lift it up & it should start to pop of easily then rest use your fingers to lift of, the gearstick surround lifts up from some pressure clips, best bet is to pull the leather gaitor up & this is held in place by some plastic locators but comes of fairly easily, then can get the surround of by pulling up on slowly corner at a time.
     
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  7. audi58

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    Thanks a lot NHN, might keep the black piano ones, I'll see what the look like!
     
  8. flying oyster

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    give you something to tinkle with whilst polishing your wood :whistle2:
     
  9. audi58

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    Yea, I could just swap them round when I get bored! :laugh:
     
  10. flying oyster

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    i think im getting to an age when a nice bit of wood might be apealing and fit a parkel knoll chair insteadf buckets lol:confused:
     
  11. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    LMFAO classic
     
  12. audi58

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    Someone has just sent me a message on ebay saying they are interested in the piano black trim bits off the door, what price should I offer him for all four?
     
  13. N8

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    :(:readit::ohmy::tumble::undwech:
     

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