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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Faded Seat Cushion in Cadillac SRX Forums; Originally Posted by glake89 Removing the seat is the easy way. Link to instructions?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by glake89 View Post
    Removing the seat is the easy way.
    Link to instructions?

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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    Disable SIR by disconnecting Bat.- for 10 min.

    08 seat.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by glake89 View Post
    Disable SIR by disconnecting Bat.- for 10 min.

    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=157514"/>
    Thanks. Unfortunately the pdf you linked to seems to be corrupted?

    Aren't the seats the same as in the previous-gen CTS? I read somewhere that the cover can be removed easily after pulling out the seat adjustment panel/buttons and just loosening the Velcro.

    Also I heard the cushion can supposedly be lifted by loosening two 10 mm bolts under the front edge of the seat.

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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    Try this link-
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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    Quote Originally Posted by rlh6805 View Post
    Don't spray paint you leather seats!!! They are REAL leather, unlike the fake stuff in the videos. Try this first:

    http://www.surfcitygarage.com/shop/v...er-rejuvenator

    If that does not work, then you will need to re-upholstery your seat.
    have you ever done work custimizing cars? or interior work?

    I have and do every week... if you can match the paint and int color you will be just fine - even in high traffic areas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Forget the DupliColor crap. If the seats are worn and cracking, you can either replace them, or dye/coat them. Look into SEM products.
    again you have no idea what you are saying ... speak from experence or dont offer you op, pleaSE

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    just for kicks if your replacing go spend 30 bucks and see how close you can get the seat with die or paint... good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcon
    again you have no idea what you are saying ... speak from experence or dont offer you op, pleaSE
    I am speaking from experience. I've used (and seen others use) both DupliColor and SEM products. SEM is superior in my experience. The DupliColor products have rubbed off fairly quickly, and the finish is not as nice.

    Or am I wrong in saying that worn leather either needs replacing or repairing??

    And what do you mean, "again"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glake89 View Post
    Try this link-
    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=157762"/>
    Thanks, that worked better!

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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    So I had the new cover installed today by the local upholstery specialist.

    I should have ordered the one without seat heater because we discovered that the wiring and connector for the seat heating was different than on the existing cover. At some point GM has changed the wiring. It was not simply a matter of transplanting the plug because on the cover I bought the rear heating element (closest to the backrest) was wired in series with the backrest heating circuit, while on my existing cover it was not.

    I suspect maybe pre-07 models did not have separately selectable heating for the seat cushion and backrest. The cover I bought must have been for pre-07 models. But strangely enough there was only 1 part number.

    So we ended up cutting apart the old cover and re using the heating elements. $100 wasted.

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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    So.. photos ????

    : )

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    Right. Here are 2 pics of the "new" seat. Really happy with the result.







    Didn't occur to me to take pictures while they were working on it. Essentially they cut open the seams in the old cover to free the heating pads from the leather and they then glued them to the foam seat cushion.

    This of course raised the center part of the cushion by the same amount as the thickness of the heating pads so they added a thin layer of foam to the side bolsters to compensate.

    This made it harder to get the cover to stay attached to the Velcro strips on the cushion but in the end they did it.

    It was a fairly easy operation to remove the seat cushion leaving the seat itself in place. It is great to observe real professionals at work - I decided to have them re-upholster the flybridge seating on our boat next March.

    I'm happy I went to the upholstery specialist, a regular garage could not have done this.

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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    wow.. that looks really nice!

    Thanks for sharing!

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