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Hi

As a new member a few questions.

Just bought a 2003 tx3 d4d Avensis with cloth seats.

Is it possible and easy to fit some leather seats instead of the cloth seats.

For some people it might be an easy job but my knowledge of the Avensis prompts me to ask the question, Of course if anyone is near me that can do the job for a fee please contact me.

The only other thing is the clutch is heavy, is this a problem, It changes gear no problem and the pedal is not high but, am i looking at a possible near problem, ?

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I know somebody who has installed leather electric seats in a lower trim Avensis.

He has not been on here much recently but avensisd4d786, who is base about 250 miles from me had the job done. I have messaged him when he is less busy, to let you know what needs to be done. 

 

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Ok thank you

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hi guys,

to make your life easier and the guy doing the job.

make sure you get the plugs and a bit of loom from the donor car. i got some 30A automotive wiring off ebay, you will need two sets of wiring i ordered 5 metres off black and red & this was more than enough, you can use any colour you want but I like to keep it simple red for live and black for earth. the plug that you are missing on your car only has a live and earth wiring. I used in line fuse holders 15amp/20amp. I originally used 10amp as it was to hand but blew straight away. I will find the pictures of i still have them. I used the fuse box behind the the glove box there is a earthing point just below this too.

I wouldnt pay alot to get this job done, I used soldered the wiring together instead of crimping and its still working till this day.

hatchback and estate interior is the same. I dont think the saloon is because of the back seats.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/14A-21A-30A-12v-Automotive-Cable-1m-100m-Auto-Wiring-Loom-Marine-1-1-5-2-5mm-Amp-/251737702046?var=&hash=item3a9cbc7e9e:m:mAOOLDMgwCK3MGr9UXd5ykg

heavy clutch- whats the mileage- its either the clutch pressure plate worn or master cylinder under the pedal.

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35 minutes ago, avensisd4d786 said:

hi guys,

to make your life easier and the guy doing the job.

make sure you get the plugs and a bit of loom from the donor car. i got some 30A automotive wiring off ebay, you will need two sets of wiring i ordered 5 metres off black and red & this was more than enough, you can use any colour you want but I like to keep it simple red for live and black for earth. the plug that you are missing on your car only has a live and earth wiring. I used in line fuse holders 15amp/20amp. I originally used 10amp as it was to hand but blew straight away. I will find the pictures of i still have them. I used the fuse box behind the the glove box there is a earthing point just below this too.

I wouldnt pay alot to get this job done, I used soldered the wiring together instead of crimping and its still working till this day.

hatchback and estate interior is the same. I dont think the saloon is because of the back seats.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/14A-21A-30A-12v-Automotive-Cable-1m-100m-Auto-Wiring-Loom-Marine-1-1-5-2-5mm-Amp-/251737702046?var=&hash=item3a9cbc7e9e:m:mAOOLDMgwCK3MGr9UXd5ykg

heavy clutch- whats the mileage- its either the clutch pressure plate worn or master cylinder under the pedal.

I have the photos of what he has described. "I" messaged me and asked me to post.

As mentioned earlier it is easier to retain as much of the cabling from the donor car as possible. Sometimes the seller just cuts part of the cable off as follows - 

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This is better than nothing and helps with connecting to the car.

"I" has a friend own knows electrics, and he managed to sort out where to connect the power and earthing.

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This is the under dash fuse box. You hand book shows which fuse would normally supplies the electric seat:

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Here is the connections that were actually made:12270037_1105012006176351_1797553312_n.jpg13441668_1239874132690137_795823598_o.jpg The fuses added.12348317_1115007425176809_8065575_n.jpg

"I" can fill in the missing pieces now the photos are in place.

Here is a previous post by avensisd4d786 ("I") on the same subject.

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Ok thanks for the info. Maybe a job for someone who knows what they are doing I think. I was hoping the electrics were there 

What about airbags. I don't want them being activated.

As for the clutch it all works fine  changes gear no problem but heavy. Mileage 161k

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Is there anyone near to South Wales that can fit electric leather seats if i buy them.

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