How To Replace Car Seats Yourself: Your Complete Step-By-Step Guide

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If you're looking to upgrade your car quickly, one of the best things to do is to replace the car seats. Though it may sound complicated at first, you can do it yourself and save tons of money. 

Upgraded car seats can enhance the performance of your car, making it much more comfortable. To save you time, here is a step-by-step guide for how to replace car seats. 

Gather Your Supplies 

The first thing you should do is to gather your supplies. In total, you'll need seat brackets (side mount brackets if you have side-mount seats), possibly sliders, and installation hardware. 

Seat brackets are essential because they provide stability and support your weight.

You'll also need a socket and ratchet set. Flathead screwdrivers can also come in handy for prying off plastic covers and other aspects of the replacement process. 

If you need specific auto parts like with the genesis coupe, you can find plenty of car pieces available online. 

You should carve out about two days for this process. 

Assemble New Seats

The next step in the process is to attach your seat brackets (and side mounts if you have them) to your new seats. 

If you have sliders, you should then attach them to your seat. Then you can attach the seat bracket to the sliders.

This process is relatively straight forward, just line up the four holes on the corners of the sliders with the holes in the bottom of the seat. 

Remove Factory Seat

Next, you should remove the factory seat. You can do this by removing the rear and front bolts and then unplugging all the seat connectors. This allows you to lift the seat out of the car. 

Your seat belt buckle may be attached to the factory seat. Using your socket set, you should be able to remove any bolts holding it in place. Don't get rid of the seat buckle because you'll want to attach it to your new seat. 

Replace Car Seats With New Seat

Using a nut and new bolt, you can attach your seat buckle to the new seat bracket. If you have electrical connectors for your old seat compatible with your new seat, go ahead and connect them. 

Line up the seat bracket and bolt down the seat. The bolts should line up with the four holes on the corners of the seat bracket. If you have sliders, you should incorporate them here. 

Once you've done this, you're ready to position your seat. Check and make sure it's in a comfortable position for you. If it's uncomfortable, you may need to adjust it using different holes on the brackets and sliders.

When your seat finally feels in place, you're good to go!

Now You Can Enjoy Your New Car Seats

By following this step-by-step guide, you'll be well equipped to replace car seats in an instant. Plus, once you've done it once, you'll be able to do it again and again. 

Car seat replacement shouldn't be overlooked; they make a massive difference in the quality of your interior.

So, why wait any longer? Start replacing your car seats today!

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