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Old 10-05-2004, 08:52 PM   #11
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If you have the same color seats, this one is for sale. I can not use them to replace mine due to the bolsters. Bummer, too. It is in great shape.
So are you saying that the SE leathers dont fit on a 9,12.... whatever way seat???
They might fit but I doubt the bolster would work at all. Before taking the covers off of the SSEi seats, I took a good look and found two things:

The SSEi seats have a flip-up panel in the back so there is access to the bladders and whatnot where as the SE cover did not. Also, the bolster portion of the SSEi covers is like a seperate piece. Pics can explain it better:

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Randman,

Thanks for the great pictures. I'd be interested in the seat back cover you show as it looks like it'* the same color (camel?) as mine but since it is from a SSE seat and you speak of bladders and such which my 94SE doesn't have - would it fit my seat OK?

If you think it would work on my seat and you want to give me a price on it, we can email privately. Email me at [email protected].

It does appear that if I want to switch the seat backs, the easier way to do it would seeimingly be to leave the backs in place and simply remove the hog rings and remove the covers from the seat backs and just switch covers. Do you agree?

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It does appear that if I want to switch the seat backs, the easier way to do it would seeimingly be to leave the backs in place and simply remove the hog rings and remove the covers from the seat backs and just switch covers. Do you agree?

Mike
I definately agree. If you already had the seats torn down this far then removing the seatback wouldnt bee too tough. I think the spacers and funky recline clips would be a nightmare to remove/replace with the cover still on.

The cover is from my parts car which is a SE/SLE. It does not have the power bolsters like the ones in my SSEi. Check the interior trim code on your RPO sticker. On the bottom row of text all the way to the right is the code. If yours is 643 then it is a perfect match.

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why does your SLE parts car RPO sticker have a L67??

that looks like the RPO from the SSEi
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why does your SLE parts car RPO sticker have a L67??

that looks like the RPO from the SSEi
Very observent. This is the one from the SSEi. It'* the only one I have on photobucket currently. Only used to illustrate where the interior trim code is located.
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Randman,

my code on my sticker reads "642" NOT "643". What do you think?

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Regarding the RPO sticker that was mentioned - what does "RPO" stand for and what do all those codes mean? Is there a legend somewhere that would tell me how to interpret those codes?

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I don't think there will be a problem. My SSEi has the RPO (regular production option) of 643 but the SE/SLE (whatever it is) is 642. They are an identical color match though. If you look in Techinfo under Specs you will find the meaning of most of the RPOs on on your sticker.
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Per request, I'm going to go into more detail between the two types of seats anf their cover compatibility. Here'* a side-by-side comparo of the two:
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The one on the left is from the SSEi (9 switch controler) and on the right is the one from the SE (6 way power, manual recline)

Now for a rear view. First up is the SSEi:
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The SSEi with the rear flap up:
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Then the SE:
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You can see how the construction of the two covers are very different and why I decided to not go any further with the swap. Now that I look at them side by side, I don't even think they would fit at all.
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That cover opens? Wow. What holds it shut?
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