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    1. Member g-man_ae's Avatar
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      03-16-2017 09:28 PM #1
      One last piece to replace for the mild interior reconditioning my CPO Passat (and my OCD) needed - Part #4 in the diagram below:



      I suspect the switch covers (parts 19, 20) just snap off with a trim removal tool. What's holding that trim piece in place? I don't see any fasteners, does it just clip/snap on to the seat frame?
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      03-17-2017 07:04 PM #2
      Yes. Switch covers snap off. #4 snaps onto #5 at front and rear. I just replaced my drivers seat cushion.

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      03-20-2017 08:30 PM #3
      It's a bit more of a challenge than all that. There's a plastic rivet at the rear - which will have to be replaced - and a zip-tie at the front

      But the switches themselves are the real challenge - they are screwed into the plastic trim piece on the inside

      Also, the seat position and recline (# 19 and 20 ) appear to be spring-loaded Is a spring or two going to come flying off when I pop off the switch covers?

      I suspect the method is to pop off that rear rivet, gently pry the trim piece from the seat, then disconnect the switches. This should allow the entire piece to be removed to a more controlled environment, where I can do the delicate work of transferring the switches and switch covers from the old trim piece to the new.

      What else is holding the trim piece to the seat frame? Plastic clips? Metal ones?
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      You can measure the power of a car, but you cannot measure the smile it puts on your face.

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