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Slim444



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

You can buy the parts for any year from a Land Rover dealer, mine dealer is quite close, only 20 mins or so by car.
I did have a look online, but there was nothing there, so a dealer is probably easiest. If your nearest dealer is too far to travel to, then they'll usually post the parts out to you...

Post #494109 Thu Apr 21 2016 9:09pm
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Fictivision wrote:
Where did you buy the foam for the 2007 RRS?Can it be ordered from a webshop somewere?

I got mine, along with other bits, from Duckworths - they're a sponsor on this forum. Thumbs Up 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #494113 Thu Apr 21 2016 9:53pm
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conno57



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hi,can you show how you actually remove the base to get to the seat bolts as mine need tightening .

Post #497123 Fri May 27 2016 10:12am
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

When you say the bolts need tightening, do you mean the seat moves slightly? This is a separate issue and requires the adjustment system to be altered.
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Thumbs Up 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

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Slim444



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

I concur, all 4 bolts would need to be very loose for you to feel the base moving!
As RRSTDV8 says, more than likely the electric adjustment system that needs tweaking as per the service bulletin. I can feel the same on mine when braking and accelerating sometimes. Starting to get a little annoying!

Post #497138 Fri May 27 2016 4:54pm
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Davebc



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Canada 2007 Range Rover Sport 4.4 V8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Great write up & how to! I will be attempting this myself soon, are the passenger and drivers seats the same i.e. interchangeable? 2007 Stornaway Grey RRS HSE 4.4 V8

Post #498593 Tue Jun 14 2016 5:17am
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Slim444



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Thanks! Pretty sure the metal bases and foam are the same, but the covers are left and right handed. The edges facing the centre console have a material pad on them, as opposed to leather, to stop the seatbelt 'sockets' squeaking against them.
I had the same idea of swapping the complete bases over Wink

Post #498597 Tue Jun 14 2016 7:26am
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

The passenger seat, at least in the EU, has an occupancy sensor on it. This is sandwiched between foam and heating element layer. You'd need to swap the sensor or at least add one to the other base. The foam and base pan are the same though. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #498613 Tue Jun 14 2016 11:39am
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stebenny



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

Hi The leather on the side of the drivers seat has worn and needs replacing so was going to put the passenger seat on the drivers side while its away for repair would the occupancy sensor cause any problems and what does it do

Thanks Steve

Post #509919 Sat Nov 12 2016 6:09pm
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Slim444



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Should be ok as a temporary solution. The occupancy sensor (a simple contact switch) tells the on board computer that someone is/not sitting in the passenger seat, and then you get the boings and flashing seatbelt light on the dash...

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IRBails



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Australia 

If the seat has an airbag in it it will be on the wrong side. M16 SVD 4,4 HSE with a few extras, Sold R50 , Wife SQ5 , BMW R1200GSW.

Post #510396 Sat Nov 19 2016 10:24pm
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stebenny



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

Do they have air bags in the seat base ?

Post #510417 Sun Nov 20 2016 1:25pm
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IRBails



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Usually in the top outside if they are in the seats. M16 SVD 4,4 HSE with a few extras, Sold R50 , Wife SQ5 , BMW R1200GSW.

Post #510452 Mon Nov 21 2016 4:58am
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ShaunW



Member Since: 09 Dec 2016
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Great how-to. Thanks.

But what a game trying to get those 4 bolts out!!! Such shallow heads for your torx and way over-tight.

I managed to round one off Censored so went to the garage for ideas and he told me they always take the whole seat out on its runners because of exactly the same problem. He said it's just ...take off the plastic trims, 2 bolts at the front, 2 at the back, disconnect the seat belt, tip the seat back, disconnect the electrics and lift the whole seat out. He said they do that and re-dress the seat in about 2hrs.

Sounds easy but I'll continue this after I've had a go if necessary.

I'm replacing the seat foam (44 oem part) and fixing a tear in the leather from the inside, then re-finishing the leather with a spray colour kit...or that's the plan anyway.


...oh and DON'T put your key in while the seat is disconnected or you'll get an airbag fault that doesn't self-clear.

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ShaunW



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

stebenny wrote:
Hi The leather on the side of the drivers seat has worn and needs replacing

Thanks Steve


Have you considered this stuff ....https://www.furnitureclinic.co.uk/Leather_Colourant_Kit.php

I bought a kit but haven't used it yet.

Post #512030 Sun Dec 11 2016 4:36am
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