My biggest issue was figuring out how to get the seats out without breaking anything. Once I did one the other wasn't too bad, but figuring out how to get the first seat out without breaking clips is tricky. You also have to go slow, it seemed like every single weather pack connector was different and had a different way that it unclipped. Yes, the center jump seat is an absolute pain in the A$$. I probably spent almost the same amount of time on the jump seat as I did on the actual cover install on the other seats combined. I would have never been able to do it without the videos I
Now, that was my experience with an LTZ heated and cooled seat. I DO NOT know if a power seat WITHOUT that extra stuff will be plug and play either. The tell tale sign will be the control box under the seat. If there is one, it won't work without gutting it like I did because those seats use a different seat airbag sensor in a different location that won't talk to your BCM and will keep your ABS light on, and if the ABS light is on NO airbags will work. Plus it's annoying. Unfortunately you can't just add the BCM from the other truck either, because the wire harness to the seat
When you get the Katzkin covers in, they have an extra 1/4" padded foam on the seat part. As far as I know, that's the only difference and the stock leather seats use the same base foams as the cloth. I got lucky, I found a junkyard guy selling stripped down seat frames on ebay. The motors and crap are all integrated into seat frame, so you need a power frame. Unfortunately for me, my seat frame was from an LTZ that had the heated and cooled seats as well, and they use a different control box, which also uses a different location for the airbag sensor. The GOOD news is that you
Nooooooooooooooooooo! Damn it GM! My truck is even deep ocean blue metallic.
Can anyone confirm that the 2016+ front bowties will fit in a 2014-2015 Grille? Thanks
It is. Ford never offered a dark blue/white pony interior, only medium blue and white (for blue). They sent me some 65/66 Color samples and I picked the ones that matched the best. TMI also made the two tone door panels to match.
Surprisingly, it seems ebay has the best prices??? https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.X2015+silverado+katzkin.TRS0&_nkw=2015+silverado+katzkin&_sacat=0 I can't 100% verify this, but I have been told if you want to eliminate the giant black covers on the back of the front seats, the 2016-2017 kits fit exactly the same on a 2014-2015, but eliminates the back plastic cover, the material wraps around the seat and has a pocket sewn in.
To all those that are afraid to try it, aside from the console, it's all clips, snaps, and zippers and velcro. There's a couple youtube videos on the basics. Want to try something difficult? Hog ring a TMI sport seat kit into your 65 Mustang. This was my first interior job I've ever tried. I then recovered the bench in my 67 C10 and now the Z71.
Thanks everyone The South Carolina sun had a lot to do with how nice they came out, I laid them outside for a couple hours in 90*+ heat and sunlight. Remove all the time I had to screw around with the seat wiring and swapping seat wires, etc. it really isn't that bad. Including removal and install each front seat took about 2 hours. The back seat wasn't bad at all, you just have to pay attention to what you're doing. You might have to unvelco the underside and redo it a couple times, but it just gets more wrinkle free each time. The back seat took about 3-3.5 hours total, including r
Thanks! Yes, it's not "easy" but if you can take something apart and put it back together without breaking half of the parts and with extra pieces at the end, it's not that hard. The console definitely tried my patience a few times! . ...and I realized I put this in the wrong damn forum... meant to go in the accessories... argh
BUT you were able to adjust them to your liking. Even if it was just that one time. That alone may have been worth the extra $? My truck does not have this feature, but if it did, I would really like to adjust them towards the floor a bit. My lawnmower has a reverse lockout switch I have to hit every time I back up because a few idiots have run their kids over with them. I could bypass it, but I've just gotten used to it.
And YES, they are noticeably more comfortable than stock cloth. In addition to the leather being a thicker material, there is a +/- 1/4"? thick padding sewn into the seat butt and back areas. The first 2015 I ever test drove was a loaded 2LT with power everything seats with leather. The dealer didn't want to play ball on that one, so I went to another dealer that had what I wanted (Ocean Blue Metallic, 5.3L, 2LT Z71 DC, 6.5' bed) and bought that one for 7K below sticker.
I'm actually like 99% done, I still have to finish the rear head rests. Overall, very happy with the front seats. I was able to work them to get almost every wrinkle out. I did not like the back seat bottoms. They went on differently than the stock bottoms and were a little difficult to get right without wrinkles, and even still, they seem a bit "loose" but there is no real way to adjust or snug them up. They should have done them like the rear seatbacks, where the bottom opens up and is velcro-ed, that way they could be tightened up a bit. The jump seat was awful. Lots of pa
This is the PS seat frame I picked up. I quickly figured out my SRS equipment/wiring was not the same. So I swapped all of my SRS equipment (wires, sensors, airbag, etc) to the new seat and added the power wiring harness to it. The last pic is the extra parts/carnage.
I paid the truck off a few months ago and wanted to do some upgrades. My wife hated that the PS had no lumbar so I picked up a bare 2016 power seat frame off ebay (only place I could find an affordable seat! - local yards wanted $6-700 each and a core charge?) My DS seat was already full power.
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