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|Hope everyone had a good Turkey day! I had a productive one. I removed the seat covers from the seats I got from the salvage yard out of that Edge and discovered that the seat frame rails are removable. There's actually 5 bolts holding it in. 4 each corner and one center rear (didn't get a pic of it). Taking the seat apart took some figuring out and patience as I didn't want to break anything or rip the covers. I don't really ever document anything when doing stuff, I just do it so I kept forgetting to take pics lol. But I'll share what I have.
What I started with
Here you can see where someone didn't have the correct tool and tried cutting the seat out.
and here as well as the bolt locations.
There is a 5th one I forgot to document. It's towards the rear center. Once the bolts are out viola!
So I got the bases and backs separated and covers removed. I moved to the center console arm rest. I am planning to get it reupholstered but I wanted to see how well the cover cleans up first. I didn't document this part . Fairly easy. Turn it over you'll see where the material is "tucked" around the square opening. Un-tuck it, then carefully just work the cover off. I am gonna take everything to the laundromat down the street from me after work, that way I don't ruin my machine lol. I will post pics of the results...promise lol. After that I finished removing the pin stripes from the tailgate and P/S of the vehicle, then I worked on the damaged tailgate. Again, forgot to snap a finished pic, *Edit, snapped a couple at lunch. :)
After that I jumped into the interior and started to remove everything needed to get to the cluster. The center bezel was easy as there were no bolts holding it in , gotta love previous owners sometimes . Got the cluster out, cleaned and replaced the bulbs with LED's from Buggman, Looks SOOOO much better. I went to do the HVAC panel but they had different sized bulbs, so I'll have to contact Buggman and see about swapping them. One question I have is I found an unoccupied plug behind the bezel. I mean the previous owner probably removed something not wanting to leave with the truck as nothing but the radio was hooked up, and the wiring looks hacked, so it'll need cleaning up when I install the newer radio. But like I said I have this unoccupied plug, any ideas what it is?
And another question. After putting the cluster back in I now have the check engine light on , is this a normal occurrence when removing and installing and it just needs to be turned off or do I potentially have an issue now? Truck runs normal as far as I can tell. I'll see if we have anything here at work to scan it if not I'll go to Oreillys or something and have them scan it. I promise going forward I'll do better at documenting things lol.
Last edited on Fri Nov 23rd, 2018 06:57 pm by veedubtuner
2016 VW 2dr GTI S 6spd manual OEM+ Euro Mods
2001 XLT standard cab 2.3L 5spd 2wd stepside
I'd rather drive hard than park hard