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    Question Driver's Seat Outer Cover

    Who out there knows how to take the outer plastic cover off the driver's seat. (The one where the seat controls are.) I see one(1) small rusty screw on the inner bottom edge, but nothing else to hold it on? Also, how do the cushion and backrest adjusters come off?

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    Hey Steve,

    I've been doing upholstery work for 38 years, and we have never had an XLR in the shop. I bought an XLR last week, should pick it up Wed. I'll look at it and reply this week for you.

    It should be really simple. You might have to have the seat out of the car to see more screws from the bottom of the seat. Just make sure you get all the screws before you start the pull on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G Man View Post
    Hey Steve,

    I've been doing upholstery work for 38 years, and we have never had an XLR in the shop. I bought an XLR last week, should pick it up Wed. I'll look at it and reply this week for you.

    It should be really simple. You might have to have the seat out of the car to see more screws from the bottom of the seat. Just make sure you get all the screws before you start the pull on it.

    Greg
    I found one more retaining screw at the rear of that cover. Hard to get at it, probably have to use an offset phillips driver. The problem will be how to get the adjustment levers off?
    Last edited by Steve Lee; 09-24-2018 at 06:40 PM.

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    Harbor Freight makes plastic pry bars. be careful but they pop off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G Man View Post
    Harbor Freight makes plastic pry bars. be careful but they pop off.

    Good Luck


    I have those tools. Thank you for the info!! I tried, in vain, to pull them off by hand, and they wouldn't budge!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Lee View Post
    I have those tools. Thank you for the info!! I tried, in vain, to pull them off by hand, and they wouldn't budge!!
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    Whatever you do, don't keep prying on that cover. There is one small tab with a screw at the very front underneath and 2 screws on the side underneath. If you pry the top off you risk breaking the plastic cover tabs on the bottom. They put the seat together while out of the car.

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    You must take the seat out of the car, check procedure from service manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvett94 View Post
    You must take the seat out of the car, check procedure from service manual.



    I don't have a service manual. I know where the screws are, but how do I get the cushion adjuster and the backrest adjusters off?? I pulled on them with my fingers very hard, and they wouldn't even budge!! You can't pry on them, or you'll break that plastic side cover, or worse break them!! They must just pull off, but they won't!!!

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