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I have the upgraded rouched leather seats in my 06 TT and in following the instructions in my owners manual managed to break some plastic trim behind the front seat. I have an eleborate piece of plastic trim that slips and locks over the seat rails only accessible from the rear seat compartment. When I raised the front seat it cracked and pushed off the trim. Had I known about it, it would have just taken a small amount of force to pull them off (one on each side). Oh well, I will know next time.

Another problem I had was in removing one of the fron seat mounting bolts. The Tork 50 was a loose fit because the inside of the bolt had been stripped by a previous owner or hamfisted mechanic. I eventually got it off by hammering an old 5/8 socket over it.

Apart from that we had a great day on Saturday. I towed my boat to the gulf and was very pleasantly surprised at its towing capability. She couldnt be coaxed into 6th without going into manual despite the flat terrain but acceleration was great and the car rode like a champ. Now if I can only find a way to get more than 9 mpg....

PKN

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Mudman2 make a very important point -- never tow with auto engaged. Use manual shifting and always start in 1 also never use 6.

Thanks for the battery change heads-up.

I have the upgraded rouched leather seats in my 06 TT and in following the instructions in my owners manual managed to break some plastic trim behind the front seat. I have an eleborate piece of plastic trim that slips and locks over the seat rails only accessible from the rear seat compartment. When I raised the front seat it cracked and pushed off the trim. Had I known about it, it would have just taken a small amount of force to pull them off (one on each side). Oh well, I will know next time.

Another problem I had was in removing one of the fron seat mounting bolts. The Tork 50 was a loose fit because the inside of the bolt had been stripped by a previous owner or hamfisted mechanic. I eventually got it off by hammering an old 5/8 socket over it.

Apart from that we had a great day on Saturday. I towed my boat to the gulf and was very pleasantly surprised at its towing capability. She couldnt be coaxed into 6th without going into manual despite the flat terrain but acceleration was great and the car rode like a champ. Now if I can only find a way to get more than 9 mpg....

PKN

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Aren't the seat bolts double-square bolts (need a special driver - they look a bit like Torx, but aren't..)?

BTW - one of the service manuals (probably one available here to subscribing members) tells you to remove the trim over the sliding rails before attempting to tilt the seat back.

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