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Leather Cleaning Video

Here’s the deal…If you want to achieve a perfect color match when replacing just one part of the seat (i.e. bottom, top, armrest), you will need to clean the original leather.  Check out this video on how we clean dirty leather.  If you have any questions about replacement leather seat covers for your vehicle, please check out our website at www.theseatshop.com, or give us a call at 214-710-2565.

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95-99 Chevy/GMC Seat Heater Removal Video

Here’s the deal…This video from The Seat Shop will show you how to remove the seat heater from the original leather seat cover in a 95-99 Chevy/GMC Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, and the 95-99 Chevy/GMC Silverado and Sierra.  Since it is incorporated in the OEM seat cover, you will have to cut it out, and transfer it to the foam cushion.  This way it will heat with the new leather seat cover.  If you have any questions about this process or replacement leather seat covers for your truck or SUV, please give us a call at 214-710-2565 or visit us on the web at www.theseatshop.com.

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2000-2006 Chevy/GMC Manual Lumbar Knob Help

Here’s the deal…If you have the manual lumbar system in your 2000 – 2006 Chevy/GMC SUV, you may have problems with disconnecting it.  In our install videos, we used a powered seat that doesn’t have this manual system.  The other day, during an install at The Seat Shop, we decided to film a quick explanation on how to disconnect the cable system and remove the lumbar knob.  If you have any questions about replacement leather seat covers for your vehicle, or if you have any install questions, feel free to give us a shout at 214-710-2565.

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Use a steamer to help breathe new life into your foam

Here’s the deal…When we are doing an install here at the shop, we use a steamer to help expand the smashed down foam.  When auto manufacturers assemble their new seats, they run them through a steam room, and then through an oven.  This helps expand the foam cushions, and then shrinks the leather covers to fit tightly around the foam cushions.  Steamers are cheap, and most people have one around their house for steaming garments.  Check out this video to see how we do this!

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3rd Row Seat Basic Instructions and Troubleshooting Video

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This video explains some basic instructions on how to install a 3rd row seat in the back of a 2007 – 2012 Chevy/GMC/Cadillac Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon XL, and Escalade. It will also show you how to troubleshoot some common problems people have with 3rd row seats. If you have any questions about 3rd row seats, or would like to purchase a set from The Seat Shop, please give us a call at 214-710-2565 or visit our website at www.seatshop.com.

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Installing Head Rest Covers Made Easy

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If you have ever tried to install head rest covers in your vehicle, you know that they are a huge pain. The covers are very tight, and you will fight them the entire way. This video from The Seat Shop shows you how we install the headrest covers. This method makes installing the head rest covers extremely simple. Is all you need is a plastic produce bag from the grocery store, a shop vac, and a pair of scissors. If you have any questions about replacement leather seat covers for your vehicle, please visit our website at www.theseatshop.com, or give us a call at 214-710-2565.

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Is your foam cushion completely worn out?

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Hey this is Brian with The Seat Shop and we are talking about foam today on a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. This is the same foam as the 2000 Tahoe, 2001 Tahoe and the 2000 Chevy Pickup, 2001 Chevy Pickup and 2002 Chevrolet Pickup. The side bolster always gets “hammered” from years of sliding in and out of the truck and becomes flat as a pancake. When you barely push down on this leather seat, the foam gives no resistance and you can basically push all the way down to the metal frame. If your foam looks similar to this, you need to replace your foam cushion at the same time you replace the torn leather seat covers. If your foam cushion looks like this and you don’t replace it at the time you replace your worn out leather seat covers with the new leather seat cover you get from The Seat Shop, you will be right back where you started within one years time. The good news is we do carry all the foam cushions for these vehicles and they can be purchased on our website.

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1997 – 2003 Ford F150 Armrest Assembly

Here’s the deal…The 1997-2003 Ford F150’s with bucket seats can have 2 armrest assemblies that attach to the seat frames in different ways.  The first way is a simple bolt on design (using a Torx T-50 bit) that has a built on metal peg stop to keep the armrest from going below where it should.  The other way has the same bolt that holds on the armrest, but there is an adjustable cable system that keeps the armrest from sagging down.  The Torx bolt on both of these designs is located under the actual armrest cover closest to the center console.  It is around a 50/50 toss up which one will be in your vehicle.  Below is a picture of the cable style assembly.  The bottom metal seat pan is shown here laying upside down on the seat top.

The red arrows on this picture show the path of the cable.  It originates on the back side of the bottom seat pan and runs inside the top cover to the armrest.  Whether you are doing a replacement leather seat cover on the top or the bottom of a 1997-2003 Ford F150, the cable will need to be disconnected.  You can do this by taking off the 13 mm nut that is holding on the cable to the metal seat pan (shown in the picture by the green arrow).  Once this nut is taken off, you will be able to separate the bottom and the top.  When reassembling the seat, feed the cable back through the bottom cover, through the metal bracket, and tighten the 13 mm nut back on the threads at the end of the cable.  Keep in mind that you can change the angle of the armrest (when in the down position) by tightening or loosening this nut.  Tightening the bolt will raise the armrest when it is folded down, and loosening will lower the armrest.  We carry replacement leather seat covers that match the OEM interiors for Ford/GM full size trucks and SUV’s.  If you have any questions about this armrest assembly, or any leather replacement covers for your vehicle, please give us a call and we would be happy to help.

Hunter

12/6/2011

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