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Changing interior

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Jodsclass, May 9, 2012.

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  1. Jodsclass

    Jodsclass Active Member

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    I bought a leather interior from eBay, complete with door cards and the heated seat switches to replace my cloth interior. Question is do I need to take any special precautions swapping it out? I don't want to set off the airbags or anything if I hit a sensor.

    All Haynes says is to disconnect battery 10 mins before unbolting for the seatbelt pre tensioners. has anyone else done this? Anything to look out for? I'm also hoping its just a matter of plugging the seats into the loom and fitting the dash switches. Seats come complete with the relays etc.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I did the same last year and had no problems at all. Yes, disconnect the battery for a bit as a precaution for the seatbelt pre-tensioners, but swapping them over (if you need to) is dead easy. One bolt each, I think. You might get the SRS light illuminated on your dash for a bit after the swap - I did, but it went away after a couple of engine starts.

    Regarding the seat heaters, the loom for the switches was in place behind the two blanks. I just bought some switches off Ebay and they went straight on. You haven't got to dismantle the console like the Haynes manual sez, just push your hand up each side of the console and push the switch blanks outwards. The loom should also be in place under the front seats to plug into the relays that are mounted under each seat. Job done!

    You definitely want those heaters working - leather seats are freezing in the winter without!
     
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    Thanks Craig. I'll just do what you said regarding the switches & pre tensioners. Looks a simple enough job, just didn't want to set the bags off & have a costly dash repair.

    Brilliant Avatar too Mr Hitler, Ethel Cardew would be proud ;)
     
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    Yep, gets a few favourable reactions from those in the know, that one. It's a real pity Mr. Edmonson has grown up and now works for ITV doing Ade In Britain, or whatever it's called.

    Anyway, the seat replacement is dead easy - four bolts per front seat and only a few for the back ones. You'll need some Tx insert bits to do it though. Best of luck.
     
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    I did the same with our TD4 and just plugged seats and switches in and everything worked perfectly - heated seats are great :)

    Oh - side steps still going strong on my 1.8 - thanks again :)
     
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    Great stuff. Got loads of torx sockets so no problem.

    Hey mantamad. Glad they are still going strong :)
     
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