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      05-16-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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torn leatherette

i noticed a a tear in my leatherette does anyone have any experience with one of those vinyl repair kits? I am thinking of just gluing it back the flap but i am worried that it would not hold and the it will get worst. Any outputs?
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      05-16-2011, 05:51 PM   #2
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here is another pic when i kind of just flap it inwards
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      05-16-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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If your is still under warranty, it'll be covered. I got mine fixed last year under warranty.
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      05-16-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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wow i am so bringing that up the next time i go in for service
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      05-16-2011, 08:56 PM   #5
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Yeah, just ask your dealer to replace it under warranty. Shouldn't give you any trouble.
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      05-16-2011, 09:54 PM   #6
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do they replace the whole seat? i wonder if i paid the difference if i could get sport seats?
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do they replace the whole seat? i wonder if i paid the difference if i could get sport seats?
no and no.
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do they replace the whole seat? i wonder if i paid the difference if i could get sport seats?
lol. They're only going to replace the leatherette cover. Plus, how much were you expecting the 'difference' to be? Surely you are not going to only replace your driver's seat with the ZSP seat, are you? You're looking at $$$$$.
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lol. They're only going to replace the leatherette cover. Plus, how much were you expecting the 'difference' to be? Surely you are not going to only replace your driver's seat with the ZSP seat, are you? You're looking at $$$$$.
haha just wishful thinking
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If your is still under warranty, it'll be covered. I got mine fixed last year under warranty.
how long is warranty for?
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They'll probably just superglue it.
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i still have one more year of warranty. i hope they wont just glue it cause i can still see where it is wrinkling.
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They won't clue it, they will replace the leatherette cover on that portion of the seat. Quick and easy.
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How quick and easy? I have a tear too but out of warranty. Can i just buy the part and install myself?
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Man my old e46 had the leatherette tearing on a few places. I didn't think they would replace physical wear on the leather under warranty. That's good to know.
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i dont think they will fix a tear in the seat unless it is in the stitching or some sort of manufacturing defect... i dont think a slit in that part of the seat will qualify... let us know what comes of this
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alright ill keep you guys updated. i am thinkign of jsut gluing the flap to tell you the truth
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How quick and easy? I have a tear too but out of warranty. Can i just buy the part and install myself?
The install is easy if you have the proper tools and next to impossible if you don't.

Any automotive upholstery shop can swap the cover out in a short time period.
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Does anybody knows the cost to fix this issue?
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about $100

or you can buy a kit on eBay and do it yourself for $15-$20
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I was literally just about to ask this question, just found a flexion tear on my drivers seat from repeated getting in and out. I'll have to add that to the list of warranty items for my appointment this week.
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hmmm interesting, i surely didnt know that torn seats are covered under warranty. I had always thought it was wear and tear.
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