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The driver's side front seat on my 2002 Grand Am is broken and I need to replace it. Somehow the support structure on the right side of the seat has failed, so the driver is leaning to the right. Not comfortable! So the two questions I have are...where can I find a replacement seat (junk yard, dealer or website) and is this something that I can replace on my own? I have absolutely no idea how to replace a seat, but I'm pretty handy and smart. I was raised with the motto of not letting the fact that I don't know how to do something get in the way of doing it. Thanks in advance for any help!
For this year model, I would recommend finding a seat at a salvage yard. It will be considerably cheaper than purchasing one online (shipping) or buying a new one from the dealer (outrageous mark-up).
As for replacing it, most GM products are fairly simple to remove the seat from. I haven't replaced the seats in this particular year model, but I would start with looking for four studs running up from the floor of the car where the feet of the seat supports bolt to. It's normally or 5/8" or 3/4" nut holding the seat rails (feet) to the studs. On SOME GMs, depending on the year model, the studs are actually bolts and made need to be secured from underneath the car with a wrench to hold them still while you're removing the nuts... kind of a pain, but definetly a DIY job.
One thing... if you happen to have side-impact airbags on the car, be sure to disconnect the battery cables before removing the seats. If the airbag accidentally deploys, if can cause injury.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Replacing a drivers side mirror
There is a panel on the inside of the door where the mirror is.
That has to come off.
In some cases the door panel has to come off also.
Under the mirror panel there are nuts that hold the mirror on. Remove the nuts unplug the harness and install the new one.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
Makes sense if that is what code was stored in the Occupant Restraint Module. There are sensors in the seatbelts now.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Remove wheel, caliper and rotor. hit it solidly with a good hammer and it should go right through and fall out. Sometimes you will need to grind a bit off the side of the new one to get it past any obstructions. That will not harm its performance in any way unless you take way more than you need to off of it.To get it all the way back in, oil the threads, put a stack of large washers on it and tighten the nut on backwards till you draw it all the way in.
Posted on May 28, 2009
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open the trunk and look up under the speaker area there r two straps located there pull on these straps one for each back seat then the seats will let down
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