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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:56 pm 
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Hi everyone just a quick question

i got a ef fairmont an just purchased a set of leather sets front an back,
and i no its pretty simple but just want to no if their are any steps on removing the old and puting in new seats as i dont no where to start


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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:25 am 
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Ok the fronts, 4 bolts each, need a t 50 bit for it. rear seat base, from the lower front, push it (bump it)towards the rear of the car and then up.

Can't remember the rest.
If nobody else answers it by tomorrow night I'll try and scan the section.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:33 am 
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ok thanks mate.

so with the back, take the bottom out before the top ?

and yeh im not sure about with the back section in the back
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:40 am 
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mate whereabouts are ya ill do it for u in about 20 mins
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:50 am 
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dam ur in frankston a little far away from me, im in the western suburbs of melbourne
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:45 am 
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daniel with the rear seats, you can remove either of the parts of the bench seats off first, it doesn't really matter.
I prefer to remove the bottom piece first. To get that off you will need to push the bench seat towards the rear while pushing it out...the bench is hooked on so by pushing it back it will unhook.

As OZBMX said, with the rear bottom bench seat, you will need to push it towards the rear of the car...and sometimes you also have to push it downwards while pushing it towards the rear. The seat has a metal frame that hooks onto a hook that is on the chassis of the car, when you get it off you know what I'm talking about.

With the rear side cushions...I think there is one bolt on the bottom of each cushion that also holds the bottom parts of the seat belt in place. Remove the bolt and I think you push it towards the rear and up, thought not 100% on that. Once again there is a frame that hooks onto a hook on the chassis. You also need to remove a circular plastic surround of the seat lock thing. It's on either side of the cushions. Warning though...when you push the cushion to unhook it, it may slip and you may rip the side of it due to the seat lock metal stick thing (sorry not good with words right now).

Rear seats backing have a bunch of bolts that run along the bottom. You'll see them if you have removed the bottom bench. IIRC you really only need to remove the top ones and just loosen the bottom ones. The metal brackets that are held in by the bolts have a slot hole on the bottom of it, so you don't need to remove the bottom bolts completely. Slide the back of the rear seats out and slot the new ones in. Make sure you that they lock into place and are and not sort of out of wack.

Front seats are just 4 bolts...remove them and remove seats. Though when putting them back in...don't tighten all the bolts up until the rails are nicely aligned. Or else you'll have trouble trying to move the seat up and back and also problems with seats locking into place after adjusting. Tighten the bolts up finger tight and then try to adjust the seat back and forth. If all goes well then tighten them up. If not so well, the move the rails back around a bit or jiggle the seat and it might just re align itself.

I think I blabbered on too much here...but hopefully you figured it out.

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:04 am 
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nah thanks mate ill hav a go latter this week


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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:58 pm 
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Couple of important questions before you unbolt anything:

What's your fairmont, sedan or wagon ?
What car did the seats come out of ?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:47 pm 
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ef sedan and got it from another ef

whys that?

what if it came from a fairlane?
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:12 pm 
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There are differences in the upper rear seats between the s/w, fairlane/LTD & the sedans. Mounts. centre arm rest, bolsters are different.
You need to swap foam, covers over , etc - not too hard, just a bit of labour.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:30 pm 
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s/w ?
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:34 pm 
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station wagon.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:31 am 
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ok good lol i got em out of a sedan
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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:23 am 
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Yeh I made that mistake once.

Have to take off the new fabric and place it over your current seats. Not fun!
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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:21 pm 
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best place to get 750 bit from? bunnings ?
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