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Need Help Please 550 drivers seat removal

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  1. wbklink

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    I'm going to have front bolster leather replaced...Don't want to leave car at shop so have to remove seat and take it in....

    Don't laugh I know I have never worked on my car but i really would feel better having it home in my garage while seat is being worked on :)

    Fernando at prestige ferrari upholstery (Best place in Los Angels) told me it was very easy just four bolts (6mm)
    so i'm going to get a 6mm Allan socket to remove them.

    Now my friends is there anything else I might run into ?????

    Thanks so much for you help,

    Bill

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY !!!
     
  2. AVIMAX

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    Should be pretty straightforward, I'm sure you'll have it out in a few minutes. Don't forget to unplug the wiring harness for the power seat. Are you reupholstering only the bolster or the whole seat? If only the bolster, are you worried that the new leather will not match the rest of the seat?
     
  3. hwyman

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    Careful when you pull the seat out. Put a blanket over your sill, since the seat is heavy and you don't want to scratch the car with the metal base brackets. Also remove the bolts and tilt the seat to unplug motor wires, careful not to forget and rip them out. Makes sure you can open the door fully so you can tilt the seat headrest out then if available have someone help with the base. Your biggest risk is scratching the car
     
  4. wbklink

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    Thanks for the tips...where is the wiring harness ? front or back middle ?
     
  5. wbklink

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    bolster not worried about match Fernando is amazing ....
     
  6. Canuck550

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    Bolts to car floor and disconnect the actuators from the connectors, should be straight forward
     
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    You will need to use the seat control to raise the seat and move it forward and back to be able to get a hex socket into the bolts. Also, you need to remove the bolt for the seat belt.

    The wires to the connector are loose under the seat to allow the seat to move forward and back.
     
  9. hwyman

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    Good call, I should remove mine to have the control panel trim fixed. Previous owner scratched the **** out of it
     
  10. Qavion

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    I assume there will be an electrical connector for the seat belt, as well (?)
     
  11. wbklink

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    :) Hi everybody all is well that ends well .... i just talked to Fernando he is coming to my home on Monday to take out the seat and take it to his shop YAY !

    Thanks everybody for your input it was greatly appreciated.. But I sure am glad that I don't have to do it, as most of you know I just don't work on my car now you can see why :)

    Cheers everybody have a wonderful Thanksgiving !
     
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  12. 308 GTB

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    I like your solution too, Bill. That's a fine technician you have who is making himself available to help you in this way.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving,

    Barry
     
  13. wbklink

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    Not my tech Barry my leather guy remember the center console I designed he did all the leather work.

    But I'm pretty sure if I ask my technician to help me out he would have come by and done :)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving
     

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    Fernando has a nationwide reputation for leather work.
     
  15. wbklink

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    Yes he really is great and a very nice guy ...
    Happy Thanksgiving Terry !
     
  16. tazandjan

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    Bill- Happy Thanksgiving to you and hope you get enough turkey and dressing. Wish I lived closer to Fernando.
     
  17. wbklink

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    me also Terry we could take lots of drives together :)

    so happy to get that seat done poor thing 89k it held up pretty good ....
     
  18. gstudent

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    Can you please post contact information for Fernando the upholstery man in Los Angeles? Name of shop and phone?

    Thanks


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