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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-17-2019, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Driver and passenger seat cushion interchangeable?

Here's the deal:

My interior is in really good shape. The seats aren't torn up, but the driver seat cushion is not really a cushion anymore because the foam has mostly failed where most of the drivers weight is put on it. Passenger side is cushion looks like brand new and I was thinking that it looks pretty much identical to the driver's side and would feel much more comfortable to drive on. So how much of a teardown is it to get the cushions off and are they even identical in a way that they can be swapped over? Or is it even possible to get just the cushion off?

Also my truck has airbags, are there any sensors related to it on the seats?


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-17-2019, 02:53 PM
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The front corners might be different. Geno's sells them as driver and passenger side. The cushions are simple to get off though, four 10mm bolts holding the cushions to the frame. Once you get those off, the rest is self explanatory.

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Mine was as you stated. I found that if you removed the cushion and steamed it with a hand steamer it that it will go back to its original shape. I did mine about 4 years ago and it still looks good. Look up cushion steaming on U TUBE and you can see them do it.
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Iíve swapped cushions on cloth & leather on 2 of my 01s. Seemed to fit fine. Mine were same way too, driver side pounded out & pass side like new.

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Yep itís just four bolts underneath, easy to do.
Theyíre almost identical, and will fit either side, but theyíre slightly different. Not enough that anyone but you would notice.

If you want new foam just order it from Genos.

If you want new upholstery, Katzkin makes fantastic leather kits and sells them for a great deal.

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If your going to do leather & your in a colder climate for winter, Iíd advise going heated too. I put used leather in one of the 01s without heat & didnít like it after -20 or below. Never really noticed til I got the 2nd 01 with heated seats, that non heated leather got pulled for cloth. Those heated leather seats are nice on those cold windy days where your in & out of truck all day. Seat warms you up instead of other way around👍👍

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Thanks for all the info guys. For me it might be a touch too expensive to have a new cushion shipped all the way across here so it might actually be cheaper to have an upholstery shop craft a new foam or try the passenger swap. I took a closer look and the passenger side is a bit gone too so it might just end up having the smushed side shift to the right side of the drivers seat after all if I went for the swap.

I've never heard about steaming a seat cushion back to life and thats something I want to try out if my cushion isn't all crumbled up.

Also I don't want to go for leather seats because they are a pain in the winter AND on those hot summer days. I got that sort of ruffled fabric on my seats and it's very nice because it's very breathable in summer and doesen't feel all that cold in the winter even though my truck doesen't have heated seats.

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