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Installation Instructions - Custom Seat Covers


Custom Seat Cover Installation For Front Buckets (1pc)

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Please read these notes first:

Note 1: The installation instructions below are general for most vehicles. Some seat covers may have different variations that are better for installation on specific vehicles. These variations can be Velcro or Bungee Cord on the skirt of the seat bottoms.

Velcro: If the cover has Hook Velcro only, this is designed to hook to carpet on the vehicle seat. Please note that seat covers with Velcro Hook may have a protective strip. Leave protective strip in place while installing and only remove this strip when attaching it to the carpet area on seat.

Bungee Cord: Some seat covers have a Bungee Cord on the skirt of the seat cover bottom. Bungee Cords are designed to follow around the base of the seat bottom, and to fit to the inside of the hinge molding. Bungee Cords can be tightened with the plastic slip locks. The ends of the bungee cord can also be hooked to each other or to the under side of the seat.

Note 2: Some newer vehicles are equipped with “Seat Bibs”. This is a flap of fabric that goes from the bottom of the backrest to the underside of the seat. The Seat Bib closes off the space between the seat back and seat bottom. On a seat with Seat Bibs, the seat covers are designed so that center straps can pass through the space between the seat back and bottom on either side of the Bib, and then hook to the underside of the seat. On some installations it may be easier to unhook Seat Bibs while installing seat covers and then reconnect them when done.

Caution: A sudden release of the hook attached to fastening straps can cause serious eye damage. Look for the hook up spot and then move your head away from the line of sight when pulling and attaching straps. Safety glasses should be used while installing.

>>>>> Start by Installing the backrests part first.

  1. If seats have moveable headrests >>> Remove headrests.
    Headrest removal:
    • GMC/Chevy headrests will be released by pushing a small point (i.e. Brad nail) into the hole in plastic cap that the headrest posts go into.
    • Ford headrest will be released by pressing indentation point on plastic cap that the headrest posts go into.
    • Most other vehicles will have a release (push clip) on the plastic cap that the headrest post goes into.

  2. Slip backrests of seat covers over the backrest of seat and pull down tight over seat, lining up the front and side panel seam of cover with the seat.
    • Push straps at center of backrests through space between seat back and bottom.
    • Tuck in fabric (approx. 2”) between seat back and bottom and pull straps out the back.
    For seats with Seat Bibs the straps go on either side of the Bib. See Seat Bibs in note 2 above.

    Helpful Hint: Tilt seat forward or back to give more clearance if needed. Raise seat bottom to the highest position to allow for more access under seat.

  3. Pull seat covers bottoms over seat and smooth down while pulling cover towards the back.
    • Seat cover bottom skirt should become snug around the base of seat.
    • Tuck any more excess fabric into the space between seat back and bottom.

  4. From the back of seat, pull center straps snug (not tight) and attach to underside of seat or (if no place to hook on seat) to the front straps.

  5. Hook any other front or side straps to the under side of the seat.
    • If seat cover has Bungee Cord on bottom see Bungee Cord info above.
    • If seat covers have Velcro on back See Velcro info above.

    Helpful Hint: Keep straps clear, and do not hook straps to the seat control wires, fixed frame, or the track of the seat. Move seat forward and back to ensure that the straps move with the seat, and do not stretch when seat is adjusted.

  6. For seats with Headrests, reinstall headrest in seat:
    Make sure headrest holes line up with holes on seat. Starting on one side, push material under the plastic of the headrest post. Pull to other side so that the hole in the material goes under the plastic cap; leaving the cap exposed on the out side of the seat cover. This allows for a nice finished look and for easy installation of the headrest. Insert headrest and adjust to desired height.

    Helpful Hint: Do not put headrest in backwards as this will be difficult to remove

  7. Headrest Cover Installation
    • Check shape of headrest and make sure they are facing the correct way.
    • Slip the headrest cover from the side, over one side of the headrest.
    • Then slip the other side of the headrest cover over the top of the headrest and pull all the way down. As you do this, squeeze the foam of the headrest in with your hands to accommodate stretching the fabric over the headrest. Headrest covers are usually tight for a great fit.

Congratulations, you are done!!!!

Note: Some seat covers with heavy weight fabrics may take at little time to stretch seams and mold into the shape of the seat. Sitting in and using your seat covers will help them to smooth seams and contour to seats.

Care & Cleaning: These seat covers can be hand washed in mild soap and warm water. Hang to dry (No Dryer). Professional cleaning recommended. Purchaser assumes responsibility.

Warranty: All seat covers are warranted against defective materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase.