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Old 01-24-2006, 09:45 PM   #1
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I need step-by step in depth instructions on how to take the floor carpet out from inside my car. I want/need very in depth so I know I'm not going to break anything. BTW, my car is buckets with a console, no t/c or second start, if that helps. 1993 SLE.
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1. Buy manual

2. Live close to someone that'* done it.

3. Buy beer for that person



Ready for serious?



You will need:

15mm and 13mm wrenches (ratcheting preferred..but not required)

Regular man sized phillips head screwdriver

Small flat head screwdriver

T47 Torx socket and ratchet



1. Take off w/phillips head all the plastic covers under the edges of the seats. 2 front, 3 back

2. Remove the T47 torx bolt that holds the seat belt rail to the center hump (seen in back seat.)

3. Remove 13mm nuts that hold the back of the seat down.

4. Remove 15mm nuts that hold the front of the seat down

5. Unhook wiring under seat

6. Lift seat out of car.

7. Repeat on other seat.

8. after seats are out move onto console

9. lift up ashtray and remove the 2 7mm bolts

10. put shifter in the 1 postion and remove the C clip

11. hinge console up and remove the 2 10mm bolts

12. remove the 2 10mm bolts that are by the shifter

13. lift console and remove the secret panel, remove bolts underneath

14. lift out consolecusion from rear seat

16. remove bottom

17. pull carpet up from the center

18. take carpet out of car

repeat for installation
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Thnx Pat and Bill. *Bill PMd me.
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After the console is out..you'll need to remove the shifter as well. Otherwise the carpet isn't coming out.
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Bring Don a Bottle of Rum and a 12 pk of Coke and we'll have the carpet out in 30 minutes

after chasing all of those water leaks I am a pro at this now

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I just did this to my SSEi. I took the carpet to the car wash, sprayed it down with Simple Green, and power washed with just water. Came out looking like new. I also put down landscape plastic over the bolts, in between the seat rails and the carpet to keep it from rusting all over carpet. My carpet was still a little damp when I put it back in.
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Amazing isn't it Sonoma...I washed mine in the fall...
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I just did this to my SSEi. I took the carpet to the car wash, sprayed it down with Simple Green, and power washed with just water. Came out looking like new. I also put down landscape plastic over the bolts, in between the seat rails and the carpet to keep it from rusting all over carpet. My carpet was still a little damp when I put it back in.
That'* the exact reason I plan on taking it out. I have a wet/dry shopvac so I'm hoping it won't be damp when I put it back in.
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I left mine out overnight to dry...maybe 2 days
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i did mine with a house hold carpet cleaner....if you can get one that is what i recommend
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