Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, 2nd row left seat cushion replacement. in Cadillac SRX Forums; I have been on a rehab kick for my wife's 05' SRX. This project is replacing the 2nd seat left ...
I have been on a rehab kick for my wife's 05' SRX. This project is replacing the 2nd seat left cushion upholstery. An unnamed party burned a 1/4" dia. hole in the center of the seat. I was not amused when I first saw it.
I have the factory service manual set, all 13 pounds of it, but even with the manual it is a guessing game trying to follow the instructions. Removing the rear seat is 4 sentences and taking the cushion is another 4. It's not like this was written in Chinese and poorly translated like a lot of imported DIY furniture instructions. This is different, the omissions speak volumes about the manual. First, the mounting nuts behind the seat, there are 4 of them, one is buried under a plastic track cover on the passenger side seat. Next, the 2 seat latch covers and the four bolts on the front of the seat are accessible when the seat is slid all the way back on it's track. I didn't know it had a track.
"Remove the seat....". Wow, that thing is heavy! I guess I'm loosing my strength, another benefit of old age and illness. I had to skid it out the rear hatch on a large piece of cardboard with towels to protect it.
"Remove cushion mount nuts and remove cushion from frame." There are three nuts on the bottom, like the illustration. They use a 13 mm socket. Another nut that uses an 18 mm socket, the seat belt anchor. Also, 4 additional nuts using a 10 mm socket inside the "hump" under the seat armrest and 2 "Christmas tree" fasteners holding a flap to the seat frame under this "hump" too. Last there is one 18 mm socket size headed bolt and one 13 mm socket size headed bolt under the flap of material and carpet that covers the same "hump" too. With all that the cushion comes off of the seat frame. A lot more complicated than the manual said. Probably because it would be discouraging and confusing to read all of this before trying the removal. Once you are in, you can't go back.
The seat cover comes off the cushion quite easily and it has very effective Velcro fasteners that attach the cover to the cushion where the groove is formed between the seat seams. Better than trying to pull it in with a bunch of "hog rings".
I will work on the pictures, and the reassembly, for this tomorrow. I'm too beat to try to figure out loading the pictures tonight.