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i wanted both driver's and pass. but only Driver's made it without deploying Side Airbag so picked up the Driver's side TSX and an OEM Accord Pass Seat.

couple parameters:

1. this was from 4 dr. Acura TSX Sedan to 4 dr. Honda Accord Sedan, not sure it they would fit a Coupe without modifying the Rails which can be a bit more extensive

2. the old Seats i had in mine were: Leather, Heated Seats, w/Side Airbags

3. degree of skill level required would be about 4 out of 10 only because they are fairly heavy Seats to remove and install


on to Install:

1. Fairly easy install, consists of 4 Bolts total. Two large 14mm (i believe going off memory) and same size on the back

only precaution is removing the plastic covers on the back can be a bit tricky but a flat head screwdriver helps

old seat, had 3 rips that i couldn't stand and put a bit of tape to keep the rips from getting any bigger:





2. there are 2 connectors on the Drivers side. 1 Yellow and 1 Grey





3. on Passenger side, 3 connectors. 1 Yellow + 1 Grey (like the two on the drivers side), and 1 more Grey connector



4. final pic, matches the Perforated Steering Wheel cover and the Perf. Shift Knob



2 imperfections, small rip on bottom and side scuff





tip: when looking for Replacements at junk/bone yards or online, make sure to feel the seats or ask about their condition and make sure that they have not turned "Hard" from years of not being cleaned/conditioned. i ran into about 6-8 seats in about 6 months of searching that weren't usable

they should feel soft to the touch as possible and not rock hard and stiff
 

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i wanted both driver's and pass. but only Driver's made it without deploying Side Airbag so picked up the Driver's side TSX and an OEM Accord Pass Seat.
Wait, are you saying you have two different style seats in the front of your car? Did a passenger airbag go off? Having trouble understanding...

Honestly, man... I would have held out for better seats. Man...that Honda leather.... makes me happy I have black velour seats. Still looking new after 177K.
 

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Wait, are you saying you have two different style seats in the front of your car? Did a passenger airbag go off? Having trouble understanding...

Honestly, man... I would have held out for better seats. Man...that Honda leather.... makes me happy I have black velour seats. Still looking new after 177K.
I clean and condition mine monthly with Lexol, my windows are tinted with UV protectant and I use a sunshade on the windshield when parked. Basically I take really good care of mine, and they are still just a nice as when they rolled off the lot. No cracks, no scratches, no creases and still super soft. In fact I've been impressed will all Honda leather we have a 300K RL in the family and seats are great. Now the vinyl in our Element that's another story those are awful but I've been told EVERYONE has that problem with the Elements.
 

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How did you get the SRS system in your Accord to play nice with the side airbags in the TSX seats?
 

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How did you get the SRS system in your Accord to play nice with the side airbags in the TSX seats?
thanks for posting this info...i'm currently working on it :wink

will post pics and details when finished
 

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Wait, are you saying you have two different style seats in the front of your car? Did a passenger airbag go off? Having trouble understanding...

Honestly, man... I would have held out for better seats. Man...that Honda leather.... makes me happy I have black velour seats. Still looking new after 177K.
yep, 1 Driver's Side TSX Leather and a new OEM Pass. side because Leather wasn't great and hopefully heated top portion works

i've been searching for around 6 months and in my state, these are the best ones i've found. i've seen way worse due to cars not being sealed and harsh CO winter

just saw a BLK coupe and it had perforated Leather seats. look good


I clean and condition mine monthly with Lexol, my windows are tinted with UV protectant and I use a sunshade on the windshield when parked. Basically I take really good care of mine, and they are still just a nice as when they rolled off the lot. No cracks, no scratches, no creases and still super soft. In fact I've been impressed will all Honda leather we have a 300K RL in the family and seats are great. Now the vinyl in our Element that's another story those are awful but I've been told EVERYONE has that problem with the Elements.
i use Meguiars, Lexol, and try to stay on a monthly or whenever they look a little dry


UPDATE:

i got more pics to upload soon when the original Driver's Side OEM Honda Seat now w/TSX Leather is in and SRS Light is off.

1. this is what the Accord Seat looks like without the Leather:





2. this i was kinda disappointed. i would've thought it would happen w/say a aftermarket unit from China or something but it slightly burnt/overheated and stopped working. Pass. side bottom part works and top part doesn't. both Seats less than about a year of solid use in CO.





3. SRS Light BEFORE pic and on





4. these little Pins are VERY important to removing the OEM Leather and a pain at first but w/a good set of pliers or two and some patience, skill level required would be around a 7 out of 10...imo

i did a rough count and i believe there are about 20 total per seat. a few other metal hangers holding the Side AirBag if you have that




removing the covers is by far way easier than removing the ODS Unit...accordinGB posted a super helpful Thread about his experience and correct me if i'm wrong but the only way to access it would be special tools, welding tools, or saw into the seat. If there's an easier way, would appreciate it for anyone else

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/15-7th-generation/64680-swapped-seats-now-have-airbag-light.html


will update hopefully tomorrow
 
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also pick a rear bench. long story short, when i let my mom take my car once, we found out the hard salt and seats, and co winter weather don't mix

you can see the remaining soft leather spot and where the seat got hardened, sad day but new ones in!



VERY easy to install literally 2 Bolts holding Rear Top bench and 1 Bolt holding Rear Bottom Bench
 

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Pass. side bottom part works and top part doesn't. both Seats less than about a year of solid use in CO.
That's because the passenger side seat-back isn't heated by design.

It's not a defect. All 7th-gen Accords, plus some other Honda/Acura vehicles from this era, are designed the same way.
 

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That's because the passenger side seat-back isn't heated by design.

It's not a defect. All 7th-gen Accords, plus some other Honda/Acura vehicles from this era, are designed the same way.

are you 100% sure about this? just wanna make sure before i offer them for sale


update

removed new Passenger OEM Grey Honda Seat Leather and put it on the original OEM Grey Honda Seat, all SRS Warning gone.

i thought OEM Honda to Honda would be okay but unless you wanna do a lotta welding to remove the ODS Unit, removing the Leather and putting on original seats turned out to be the best option


big thanks to 03EX for his assistance throughout.
 
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Do a quick Google search and you'll see what I'm referring to.
k will do rather do that than remove any more of those metal pins :0
 

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the pins/rings youve been fighting with are called hog rings, you can get a pair of hog ring pliars from harbor freight to make reassembling the seat easier
 

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thanks, i finally saw your post bro


appreciate it, Seats have been holding up well too
 

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Not to take away from what you're doing or anything, but I think that a thread entitled "how to" should be reserved for a project that's already complete - and the post(s) reflect the actual process of "how to" do that particular maintenance or upgrade.

The title is incredibly misleading, especially for members who won't read the entire thread.
 

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great suggestion

i think it should be HOW TO if its complete

this is complete but the steps weren't in any order as it was a learning process for me as well throughout it

i'll tryt to keep How To posts for what they are meant for
 

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The passenger seat on the Accord does not have heating on top, just the bottom. Some people say it's because of the occupant detection in the passenger seat.
 
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The passenger seat on the Accord does not have heating on top, just the bottom. Some people say it's because of the occupant detection in the passenger seat.
Yes, I read that in the manual. It says they did not put in the passenger back heated seat because of occupant detention sensor for the passenger side airbag.
 

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How much work is it to take off the leather and put on new leathers from a donor car?
 
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