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This is a DIY for those people that have mk3 seats and want to use them on their mk2. Many people cut & weld, heat & bend the outer arm of their mk3 seats in order to fit on the mk2 rails. I was one of them until I found out another way.
here's a pic of what my mk3 seat bases looked like.

You will need a flat head screwdriver, big phillips screwdriver, pliers, visegrips, mk2 seats to take the bases from and of course mk3 seats.

first step is to separate the seats, pry off the plastic cover on the sides of the seats

to reveal this

take the clip off with the flathead and remove the bolt with the phillips, the bolts on my mk2 seats had threadlocker in them so had to use the visegrips.
repeat on other side and then do the same to all the other seats.

save all your hardware.
turn your seat bottoms to reveal this.

remove everything that seems to be holding the fabric to the base such as the little wire, black plugs and little metal triangles.

separate the fabric and pads from the seats.

then switch the mk3 pads & fabric to the mk2 bucket.

assemble your seats.

put the mk3 seat backs on the mk2 base.

and now you have mk3 seats in mk2 bases.





Modified by broko at 3:44 PM 9-16-2006
 

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Re: Mk3 seats on mk2 easy way. (88jetta41)

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nicely done. do they feel the same when sitting in them?

my old mk2 seats were all flat and soft, the plaids are firm and have bolsters
. but if you ask about changing the bases, no. no difference since the buckets are the same size and shape. what changes is the stuff that's on the bottom.
 

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Re: Mk3 seats on mk2 easy way. (PDXGTI8V 2.0)

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now do a write up on changing out the backseats http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

hmm. well installation is the reverse of removal. the mk3 seatbacks fit perfectly on the mk2 bases it's just a matter of putting them together. and this is accomplished by the clip & bolt. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Mk3 seats on mk2 easy way. (broko)

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hmm. well installation is the reverse of removal. the mk3 seatbacks fit perfectly on the mk2 bases it's just a matter of putting them together. and this is accomplished by the clip & bolt. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

the rear seats too?? same thing, remove the foam and fabric from the MKIII rear seat and mount it on the MKII rear seat back and base?
 

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Re: Mk3 seats on mk2 easy way. (PDXGTI8V 2.0)

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the rear seats too?? same thing, remove the foam and fabric from the MKIII rear seat and mount it on the MKII rear seat back and base?

oh my bad. i misread your quote. mm the bottom back seat bolts to the holes that are covered by the black plastic (on a jetta) i still have to figure out how to secure the top part.
edit: removing & reinstalling material is not possible on these seats since they are split seats and my rear bench was one piece.


Modified by broko at 4:05 PM 9-16-2006
 

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Re: Mk3 seats on mk2 easy way. (andreizloyvwmk2)

def gonna use this write up thanks http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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