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phillh



Member Since: 09 Oct 2016
Location: Hertfordshire
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I have just ordered a foam seat base for my drivers seat, it was starting to sag on the right bolster. This excellent write up makes it look a fairly straightforward job.

Many thanks Thumbs Up

Post #512487 Sat Dec 17 2016 2:17pm
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Socast



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Location: Somerset
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black

Is it just the foam base you can buy or can you get the leather from the dealer also ?

Post #512812 Thu Dec 22 2016 3:10pm
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phillh



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I just bought the foam, I will reuse the leather. There are a couple of LR leathers on ebay atm.

Post #512816 Thu Dec 22 2016 4:33pm
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seelandi



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Location: Germany
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2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Tonga Green

Slim444 wrote:
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...


What was the price for the heater pad?

Post #516160 Sun Jan 29 2017 8:15am
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Slim444



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

The seat foam and heater pad are about the same price, so around 50 or 60 Euro each. You can't see the eyes of the demon until him come callin'

Post #516195 Sun Jan 29 2017 12:46pm
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Puslinch



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Firenze Red

Great write up and "did" mine today, until I discovered I was shipped the wrong foam! Put the butchered seat back in until I get the right cushion this week...... 2015 Telsa MS
2012 Range Rover Sport HSE+
1990 Porsche 944
1985 LR 90 Soft top V8

Post #516770 Sat Feb 04 2017 5:28pm
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Puslinch



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Firenze Red

Alas, the new foam has arrived for me to complete the project Monday. 2015 Telsa MS
2012 Range Rover Sport HSE+
1990 Porsche 944
1985 LR 90 Soft top V8

Post #517465 Sat Feb 11 2017 7:22pm
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Slim444



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Cool, at least you know what you're doing now so should be a quick job Wink You can't see the eyes of the demon until him come callin'

Post #517478 Sat Feb 11 2017 10:11pm
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Puslinch



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Firenze Red

Much better only 49k on the car yet this mod makes a nice difference to the bottom end.....I ended up using hog rings to attach the cover to the foam, nice and tidy. 2015 Telsa MS
2012 Range Rover Sport HSE+
1990 Porsche 944
1985 LR 90 Soft top V8

Post #517643 Mon Feb 13 2017 3:04pm
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phillh



Member Since: 09 Oct 2016
Location: Hertfordshire
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Replaced my drivers seat foam today, I used cable ties to hold it all together. Took 2.5 hours, very pleased with the result

It was much easier thanks to this great write up. The only things I would add if I had to do it again:-

1/Use black cable ties, they are easier to see against the white foam when trying to pull them through the loops with long nose pliers

2/Think which way you want the cable ties to pull when looping them through, I ended up turning 13 of mine the other way around. Bit of a faff

3/I used talcum powder on the inside of the seat cover to help it slip over the foam, made it easier to refit.

4/Have some plasters handy, I cut my fingers several times trying to unbolt and refit the seat base to the frame.


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Post #520620 Sat Mar 11 2017 2:15pm
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Puslinch



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Firenze Red

Nice one, makes a big difference. I just need to find the sweet spot of comfort with the seat adjustments.... 2015 Telsa MS
2012 Range Rover Sport HSE+
1990 Porsche 944
1985 LR 90 Soft top V8

Post #520629 Sat Mar 11 2017 6:35pm
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phillh



Member Since: 09 Oct 2016
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New drivers seat base foam installed and refitted to car. The creases in the leather are beginning to come out since I have thoroughly nourished it.



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TomTerrain



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Java Black

Can this how to be added into the definitive list of how to's sticky in the technical section? 2006 Java Black HST Supercharged

Post #523389 Wed Apr 12 2017 8:13am
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HappyHammer



Member Since: 24 Jan 2017
Location: Essex
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I have the same, crumpled drivers seat bolster, issue.

Not sure I have the competence to successfully complete the process. Getting it all dis-assembled wouldn't be an issue. Getting it all back together might be! Rolling with laughter

What would you expect the cost to be at a dealership?

Post #525111 Tue May 02 2017 8:01pm
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Puslinch



Member Since: 08 Jan 2017
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Firenze Red

This was very easy and have the hog ring tool if you need it. Putting the 4 bolts back in to hold the seat base in was frustrating, yet easily done. All told it will take an hour or so.

Summary:
remove 4 holds
disconnect seat heater plug
cut all the hog rings
remove the seat cover
peel off the seat heater if you are replacing
drop in new seat base
put the cover back on
use the holes in the seat cover as the guide for the new hog rings or zip ties
drop in and replace the 4 bolts and seat heater connector 2015 Telsa MS
2012 Range Rover Sport HSE+
1990 Porsche 944
1985 LR 90 Soft top V8

Post #525127 Wed May 03 2017 8:00am
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