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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Separating backrest cover from backrest padding

  Note
Removal and installation is described for the left seat. Apply the same instructions for removal and installation of right seat components as appropriate.
Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
   

Removal wedge -3409
Removal wedge -3409

   

Upholstery clip pliers -V.A.G 1634
Upholstery clip pliers -V.A.G 1634

  Hook -3438-
Removing
–  Remove front seat → Chapter.
–  Secure seat on seat repair stand → Chapter.
Only for vehicles without entry assistance
–  Remove backrest → Chapter.
Continued for all vehicles
–  Remove head restraint → Chapter.
–  Unclip caps → Item of head restraint locking mechanism using removal wedge -3409-.
–  Remove lumbar support adjusting lever → Chapter.
 

Separating backrest cover from backrest padding

Separating backrest cover from backrest padding

Only seats without through-loading function
–  Open beading strips -4- using front-end hook -3438-.
Only seats with through-loading function
A zip fastener is installed instead of the beading strip -4-.
–  Open zip fastener.
Continuation for all seats
–  Roll backrest cover -1- upwards at front and rear.
–  Pull backrest cover -1- upwards in order to gain access to the upholstery clips -5- on left and right.
–  Open upholstery clips -5- using pliers -6-.
–  Pull backrest cover -1- on padding -7- upwards.
–  Pull backrest cover -1- further upwards in order to gain access to the upholstery clips -5-.
–  Detach clip -3- from backrest frame -2- on both sides at the rear.
–  Use removal wedge -3409- for this.
–  Open upholstery clips -5- on backside.
–  Pull backrest cover -1- further upwards in order to gain access to the remaining upholstery clips -5-.

 
Only for vehicles with entry assistance
   
–  Pull backrest cover on backside upwards up to cross bar -2-.
–  Detach cross bar on left and right from seat frame -arrows-.
–  Remove trim for locking mechanism → Chapter.
Continued for all vehicles
–  Thread out backrest cover on head restraint locking mechanism.
–  Remove backrest cover from backrest padding.
Installing
Install in reverse order, but note the following:
  Renew all opened retaining clips → Item and fit them in the same positions.
 

Separating backrest cover from backrest padding

Separating backrest cover from backrest padding

–  Pull backrest cover -1- over padding -4-.
–  Thread in backrest cover -1- on head restraint guide → Item.
–  Secure backrest cover -1- with upholstery clips -2- in mountings -3-.
–  Use upholstery clip pliers -V.A.G 1634- for this.
–  Ensure that backrest cover -1- is free of creases.

 
Specified torques
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - cover and padding for backrest“
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - front backrest“
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - front seat“
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