Installing New Buckets Seats Made Easy
You may not know this, but automotive seats receive a lot of punishment. Indeed, too much of your posterior isn't particularly good for an automotive seat. While you sit comfortably on one, its condition gradually deteriorates. An automotive seat's covering, padding, springs, and other components will eventually be worn out due to constant use. Yes, you can always continue to use a broken-down seat, but why do so? You'll only be compromising your comfort and the aesthetics of your car's interior. Replacing an automotive seat isn't that difficult (as long as you use a seat with the same specifications); in fact, you can accomplish this in more or less an hour. We'll tell you how to properly install a new one with this guide.
Required Skill Level: Novice
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Before you proceed with the installation, make sure that your vehicle is parked on a level surface. Also, chock the wheels and activate the parking brake.
Taking Out the Old Bucket Seat
You can proceed with taking out the old bucket seat once your vehicle has been secured. Start by opening the car door as wide as you can-the more space you have, the easier your job will be. After that, grab your socket wrench and locate the mounting bolts that hold the seat in place. Remove all of those bolts and take out the old bucket seat (be careful while doing this to avoid causing damage to other interior parts).
Placing the New Bucket Seat
With the old one out of the way, position the new bucket seat in place. Make sure that your new seat can be mounted on the old bracket. Line up the holes and secure them with the bolts you took out earlier.
If you happen to have a new bracket that has different specifications compared to your old one, then you may have to drill new holes on the floor. But before you do that, grab a marker and use it to mark the areas where you'll have to drill new holes. Doing this should immensely help in drilling accurately. After you're done drilling, secure the new bracket and seat in place.