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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by 99commutervolvos70 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:31 pm

How is everyone doing today ?
Well today I attempted to install some seats that I bought a couple of days ago. These seats are in very good condition in comparison to the ones I have in the car. I wish I would have done more research.... I should have done more research on the differences in the SIPS in the seats. The seats that I bought are most likely from a 1998 ( they have standalone firing). So now I have a nice set of seats that are not a direct bolt in. I think I may sell these and get the proper seats *If I can find a set this nice*.
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Post by Cookeh » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:21 pm

I was under the impression, but ready to be corrected, that one can just swap the skins over (unless it's MY99 in which case they're very different). Can swap the foams too if they're in better nick.
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:56 pm

Yes, the seat skins can be transferred over no problem, so long as the donor seat and the old seat are both power/manual due to the seat back being different. Manual seats have a knob for the recliner.
As for the bottom, it's the same regardless of being manual or power.
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Post by 99commutervolvos70 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:04 pm

I think I will just try and swap over the skins if I can't find a set just as good. I would prefer to just swap the seats as an assembly, but the Local Junkyards have either the wrong color or worse than the ones I currently have. I just need to buy a hog ring plier set and some hog rings. Thanks for all the suggestions

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:28 pm

You can swap in 1996-1998 skins to the 1999-2000 electronically fired seatair bags just fine

You can attach with zip ties rather than hog rings
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:39 am

If you want to save yourself a “ deskin” you can buy the skins standalone too for about $300 a pair, twoseats

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Post by Kridder08 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:14 am

Have had my 98 V70 (165k) for about 8 months. Finally got around to pulling the spark plugs. It has ngk platinum plugs - looks like they have been there a while. Can’t get the original Volvo 4 electrode plugs locally. Has anyone tried the Nickel, 4 electrode NAPA plugs?

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Post by abscate » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:32 am

Stick with either OEM Volvo or Bosch plugs on these cars.

You can get them in a day from FCP inCT in New England, Bosch Cu plugs are about $2 each

NAPA brand are *probably * made by Federal Mogul, a reputable brand?
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Post by Kridder08 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:18 am

Thanks, guess I will order the Volvo plugs. The NAPA plugs are NGK 5767.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:45 am

abscate wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:28 pm
You can swap in 1996-1998 skins to the 1999-2000 electronically fired seatair bags just fine

You can attach with zip ties rather than hog rings
Yes, zip ties are much easier than hog rings when installing the seat covers. I've done this multiple times, nobody will know the difference!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 193k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 162k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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