Ok it's bloody obvious - general rule is: Don't sit on the sides of your seats for ages (or let your younger bro do it as he has in mine - GRRR). That said, they are going to get some wear, esp after 5 years and if you have not owned em since new. Here's how to double the lifetime:
1) Undo all electrics on the front seats
2) Unbolt both front seats and remove from ur SS
3) Remove plastic trim from the sides of the seats, unbolt the the back section and remove (the part you recline)
4) You are now left with two base sections. Turn over on a soft surface and carefully unclip the black plastic retainers on the underside of the seat then remove the base seat foam AND leather/cloth.
5) Swap onto the other seat and re affix. NOTE: make sure the metal part of the base is INSIDE the pocket provided for it in the foam, NOT in between the leather/cloth and the foam.
6) Do it all up again and re install.
As you should figure the generally more worn driver's side bolster is now butted up against the centre console, pushing it back into position. The unworn bolster from the passenger side (console side) is now the door side of the driver's seat. Should look ok.
Enjoy and be careful not to stuff it up this time
EDIT: PICS OF THE PROCEDURE ARE COMING THIS WK END!!!!!!
Last edited by derrro; 01-12-2011 at 02:16 PM.
sounds like a good idea, i just bought some leather seats and the drivers is worn a little, ill be changing them over or sure.
cool hope it makes em last!
My drivers seat, the door side bolster was collapsed and 99% of the time I'm the only person in my car, so I simply swapped the two front seat foams across and now I'm all good.
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Does this work in the vy ss leather seats? I was considering getting the appolsterer to rebuild the bolsters. I'll swap em this weekend instead.
Edit: just had s look. Does the bolster unbolt or do you swap the whole seat base?
Last edited by m1lky; 01-12-2011 at 04:21 AM.
Bolster unclips. Seeing as I have decided to g into competition with HarmlessMuffinMan to become the MAN of the net, I will take pics of the procedure for all you guys.
Will post pics this wk end
Pics would be mint.
Holden nz charge alot more than Holden Australia usually.
Hey Milky any luck on Fleabay?
Sorry did not get round to uploading pix today as was called into work. Will do my best to get it done on Sunday!
Waiting for some pics on this, very keen to do the swap in the addy.
So now you will have a crappy worn out one on the passenger side, just pay the money and get a good automotive upholsterer to fix the drivers side
how much does new foam cost?
Are the pics for the install still coming
Yep - I don't need to change mine around again, but I will take out the driver's seat and disassemble it to show u guys how it's done. BTW the LX8 has identical seat bases to VZ SS so it will be easy as for you.
Cheers derro, just want to see whats involved before i take it on. How long do you reckon it takes for the swap over?
I'll do mine too with your tut. Cheers mate
I did the same thing on my car. Good post to the op
Last edited by VZ_SS; 12-12-2011 at 03:52 PM.