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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing backrest cover and backrest padding

Volkswagen R GmbH, optional equipment »R«
  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
  Note
If the backrest padding in a vehicle with seat heating is renewed, then the respective backrest heating element must also be renewed.
  WARNING
Observe general safety regulations when working on airbag, belt tensioner and battery isolator units (pyrotechnic components) → Chapter.
–  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-.
–  If fitted, remove lumbar support adjusting lever → Chapter.
 

Removing and installing backrest cover and backrest padding

Removing and installing backrest cover and backrest padding

Only seats without through-loading function
–  Open beading strip -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 upholstery clips -5-.
  Note
The uppermost retaining clips need not be removed.
 
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 and backrest padding on head restraint locking mechanism.
–  Remove backrest cover and backrest padding from backrest.
–  Thread out wiring harness while doing so.
Installing
Install in reverse order, but note the following:
–  If necessary, install backrest heating element → Chapter.
–  Fit backrest cover on backrest padding → Chapter.
Specified torques
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - cover and padding for backrest“
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - front seat“
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - front backrest“
 

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