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I posted in another forum but was directed here thinking someone here would know the answer....Loren??? I've gotten lazy and like my automatic seats but now I want the sport seats. Brandywine informed that sport seats are always manual but that he has heard of people using the bottom part of their auto seat and just swapping out the top parts, leaving you with automatic sport seats. Essentially taking the seat apart and transplanting the top halves.

Anybody know anything about tearing the seats apart or can point me in the right direction?


frank (always modding)

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I could only find the entire seat, not just the top parts. Unfortunately I have a feeling that this has never been done before and someone is going to have to be the guinea pig. I don't even have a diagram or drawing of the seats and their connections unfortunately :(

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there are places that make/sell sport seat conversion kits where you just re-do the top part of your seat like you are asking. However.......it's costly. Better off just grapping a set of sport seats off eBay and live without the full power functionality of reg seats.

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  • 5 months later...

OK - after much searching, I now have a set of brand new sport seats sitting in my garage(actually I just took them into my playroom). I am trying to take the seats apart but can't even figure out how to do that. I've removed a couple of screws from the side controller panel but there must be some more hidden there because that panel is not budging.

This could be one of the more ingenious things I've ever done or one of the most stupid. Please hold all comments to yourself until I either succeed or concede.

Anybody have any suggestions on how to disassemble these bad boys or a diagram?



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post-1096-1099852038_thumb.jpgI have a 1999 C2 with sport seats and I love it. My interior is Boxter red, even the steering wheel , I have several parts in combination with Aluminum ( from the factory ) such as gear stick, hand brake and all the other parts such as vents, center console ( not armrest ) are in same color as the exterior which is Black Metallic ( sort of REAL dark grey). The back of my sport seats are also that same dark grey / black metallic color. Just looks fab ( it least that's what I think).


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Once you remove the two little screws and remove the handles for the adjustments you just push the panel up then pull out. There is a plastic tongue/catch at the bottom edge.

What you are trying to do wont be easy as there are all kinds of weird things you have to do to take a seat apart. Good Luck.

Alternatively you can take the seats to an auto reupholsterer. They can probably take care of it as they have the experience. That is what I did when I had seat heaters installed.

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