NISSAN Pictures of how I Changed the Padding in the Drivers Seat of my 87-95 Nissan Pathfinder.

The driver's seat is old and saggy and tired. I can't find a civic seat with less than 200k miles at pick a part. The passenger seat is still comfy, but it won't fit on the drivers side.
Or will it?...

No, no it won't.

But all the foam padding will!

But first, lets pay some bills:

  1. I pulled the seat from truck - 4 bolts - easy peasy.

  2. I removed the cover from the side of the seat - 3 screws.
    Pathfinder seat repair remove Side Cover to replace foam

  3. I removed the seat back from the seat - 2 bolts on the lever side, 1 bolt on the other side.
    Pathfinder Seat Side Cover Remove Pathfinder Seat Back

  4. I set the seat back aside, flipped the seat over, and removed one end of the wire that connects both tracks together. I removed one bolt from each track for easier access, and pried off the copper rings that hold the seat cover in place.
    The metal frame has sharp edges - leather gloves are a very good idea.
    Pathfinder Seat Copper Rings

  5. I removed the foam pad with the cover from the frame. Then I could remove the cover from the foam pad by bending the pad. There are more copper clips holding the seat cover to the frame.
    Pathfinder Seat Foam Pad

  6. All the covers went through the washing machine fine. I used cold permanent press no bleach. They came out looking and smelling like new. It's way way way way better.

  7. I injected some "Great Stuff" foam insulation into the seat where it was coming apart. Have you seen this stuff? It is hardcore. It stuck everything together and made a huge difference.
    Fixing Pathfinder Seat Cushion with Great Stuff Foam

  8. The seat back is the same basic idea. The headrest holders look like this.
    Pathfinder Seat Headrest

  9. I tightened the spring in the lumbar back by removing one "coil." I didn't do the upper back spring, because the seat cover clips to it. If I cut one coil it wouldn't match up, and I thought removing 2 coils would be too tight.
    Modify Pathfinder Drivers Seat Springs

  10. I also added a bit of extra padding from an old pillow.
    Pillow Stuffing supports Pathfinder seat

  11. Then I put it all back together. It took me about 5 hours to do both front seats.

  12. Next I sold out to make 02ยข so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.

    But no minivans!

  13. Then I finished my beer.

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