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    Interior make-over

    So, as per my sad day thread in the first forum, my dad wrote off his TDI when he hit a deer. He bought it for $150, and is giving the parts (whatever we want) to my brother and I for out Golf and Jetta. All cars are MK4's, so we should have a nice little parts car on our hands.

    Here's my question. I have a tan leather interior, but it's the garbage leather that is really stiff. The owner before had kids, so it's not the greatest condition either. is it crazy for me to want to swap interiors (carpets and everything) from my dad's car? if not, how would I go about doing it? Seats and such I know I can do, as well as the door cards, just curious about the carpets.

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    You can swap everything out. And no, it's not a crazy idea. With some tools and a Bentley I'm sure you can get it all done in 2 days or so.

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    Well that's encouraging. Any pointers?

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    Get a Bentley Manual, or someone that has done it before.
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    its fairly straight forward. just be gentle with everything plastic. i would think it to be easier to shampoo the existing carpets then to try and get them out from under the dash and swap. take out all the interior then shampoo. i did this all in one day...i swapped in a complete "Wolfsburg" interior to my jetta
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    I'm gonna go tan to black

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    aren't the carpets still black though?

    if not.. ya the carpets will be the hardest part. I think they are even glued down, so you might not get it all up in one shot.

    The seats, door cards and roof is easy though.

    150 bux.. can't go wrong with that.

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    no, whole thing is tan except for top half of the door cards and top half of the dash.

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    well if you are pulling the dash then the carpets should not be to hard to get out....i would start with the one i am replacing first so as to know any tricky spots and not harm the new interior you are installing
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    If you're a patient person, I'd say take it on.

    If you're rammy and impatient, you're going to break things
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    If you're a patient person, I'd say take it on.

    If you're rammy and impatient, you're going to break things


    words of wisdom.

    ask me how I know haha

    I have lots of patience.. I just have no sympathy for parts which are not co-operating

    All in all it should be fairly simple, don't need to be very automotive savvy to do this, just remember what you took off and where it goes

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    Def take the old one off first, as stated you will know how it comes up and you will be a lot better the first time.

    That being said the only time Ive taken a carpet out of a car was ABAGTI's carpet and we used box cutters and putty knives and hacked it out, but that was for a different reason.
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    my carpet was crap anyways, was fast a dirty.... i agree with everyone else, easier to put in if you know how it came out
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    I've taken apart the whole of my interior in my Mk3 and I've done almost the same with a Mk4, it's easy, just be patient and take your time!
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    iam in the same boat as you...on my daily i also have a beige interior... so in decided anythimg that gets dirty i swapped it out for black.... so i swapped the seats, arm rest, door cards, speaker grills, shift knob/ boot, and hand brake all to black.... i didnt totally swap to black as i went with a two tone look.... ill take some pics... but it looks hot.

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    I'm interested to see this too!
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    that'd be great. it's true, it gets dirty way to fast and is so hard to keep constantly clean.

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    ill take pics this weekend...my fiance has the camera...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kei78 View Post
    iam in the same boat as you...on my daily i also have a beige interior... so in decided anythimg that gets dirty i swapped it out for black.... so i swapped the seats, arm rest, door cards, speaker grills, shift knob/ boot, and hand brake all to black.... i didnt totally swap to black as i went with a two tone look.... ill take some pics... but it looks hot.
    Looks hot alright!...sat in it and it feels like a lazy boy...I could recline and relax in Jays car. The look gives the car some extra class!....def. do it and take your time doing it so you don't break anything.
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    ok, here is some pics of my daily...

    from the drivers side...


    from the passengers side...


    from the rear seat...


    My main goal was to keep it understated yet personalized. My main play toy went crazy, so iam trying to do the exact opposite with this car...

    You cant see it in the pics, but the door cubby holes i replaced the biege lining with black as well...oh and also the rear shelf is also black. Over all, VW set the tone for the two tone interior splitting the dash and door cards half biege/black...

    What concerned me most was the drivers side, so getting the leather steering wheel, leather hand brake, GTI shift knob and pedal set were important to me since ill be interacting with it daily... so youll notice anything that i touch is black to keep the dirt away, but i still kept the biege to give it a good contrast...

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    Maybe some WOB seats to set it off, then that's it, other than that, it looks really good!
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    ya, i was honeslty debating the seats, but since i already went over board on my other toy, i didnt want this car to get to that point so i held back...

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    Same question here.

    The whole car is Tan interior ( seats and doors).
    I know I can switch tan leather seats into black leather seats, but how about the door panels?
    And does it worth it at all? If yes, do you guys know any good places and how much will it cost?


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    Everything should fit fine, if you have a 2 door Golf though you will need door cards.

    I'd just goto the wreckers and find it. mk4 stuff is pretty easily aval now. MK4's are the new MK3's.

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    I reckon The Source should carry interior parts for a Passat. Once you get the parts, they're fairly straightforward to swap as it's not rocket science to take them off. I would say the trickiest part would be the front dash panels. Even then, everything is either screwed on or clipped on (almost all pillars trims, roof trims, are clipped on; door trims, oh-sh!t handles are screwed on, etc.) and it's a matter of unscrewing or pulling things out.

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    I know this thread is old, but since i posted pics almost two years ago in this thread...i decided to update... Back in 2009 i said i wasnt going to go any farther on my interior... i guess i lied...





    I should note, the only issue i have come to realize after swapping the seats is my center arm rest rubs against the two front seat bolsters slightly, so it squeeks when i go over bumps, so ill most likely be doing an arm rest delete with a black piece to give her some more contrast in the middle.

    Also, my new baby carrier (snug ride 32) is massive lol. I never bothered to check how big this rear facing baby seat is, but when installed it pretty much just touches the front seats as they are positioned right now (which is fine for me and my wife) But if someone taller needed to come in, I wont be letting them adjust seats back any further cuz i dont want the front seats touching the baby seat. I figure i can live like this for a year until he grows a bit and i can put him in a front facing child seat, then i wont have this issue any more. I didnt have these issues with my old seats, i guess its the price you have to pay to have large bolsters!
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    mmm. want those seats.
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