My daily driver, a 2007 Volkswagen MK5 Wolfsburge Jetta. not glamorous, not high tech but the AC & Heat work, it starts when I ask it to… and it does not look like a piece of junk. On this blog post, you will see my YouTube videos and products for sale on Amazon. I am moving this page to my blog to align with my SEO strategy. So keep in mind on your blog or your business site, keeping content aligned with “topics” or “Purpose” will help your site ranking. So just a little clean up on my site.
My ultimate goal (will not get there I am sure) would be to have this car as clean as the example in the main image above. If you did not know: Wolfsburg is the fifth largest city in the German state of Lower Saxony. Located on the River Aller. It lies about 75 km east of Hanover and 230 km west of Berlin.
This is to list all of the items I needed to restore and return this great daily driver into a personalized car for my day to day. I am using the YouTube video app on my phone, and this cheap Tripod that does the job just fine for this need.
IF your car need a new seat cover (for whatever reason) you can follow this DIY: Replacing a Seat Cover in your car – Removal and Installation of a Factory Replacement
My daily driver is a Volkswagen Jetta MKV (that is Mark 5 for U.S. people) but it is the same seat used in the (VW) Golf, GTI or GLi cars. Also many other manufactures have similar designs including Honda, Acura, Audi, Toyota, Mercedes or and BMW. Most of the European and Japanese car seats have very similar architecture and come apart and go back together the same way.
My seat bottom on the drivers side had a hole in the side bolster and the rest of the seat was literally breaking down. You will see in the video how you can change your cover. This also will be a good reference if you want to remove your covers and wash / clean them.
Here are the steps I followed:
- Ordered and found on eBay this cover that cost me $75 including free shipping. A new replacement was $300 and I had a local interior repair shop give me an estimate of $300 to patch my existing seat (I bet that would have looked great? – uh no).
- Removed Seat
- Cut the old seat cover off (take care IF you have a heated seat)
- Removed the foam
- Cut the heated seating element to allow installation of the new cover.
- Put foam in place, and snapped the cover over the new foam (or old if that is all you have)
- Re-install and inspect seat