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    Does anyone know what is the best way to remove the stock seat cover. It looks like it will come off fairly easily.

    I want to add an inflatable lumbar support to the drivers seat. Basically, I want to unhook the seat cover from the front on the upright section to insert the bladder.

    Any thoughts?

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    My only thought is to be careful dont the seats have airbags in them? I thought my manual said I couldnt add aftermarket seat covers beacause of side impact airbags. Im a nebie so not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwhops2 View Post
    My only thought is to be careful dont the seats have airbags in them? I thought my manual said I couldnt add aftermarket seat covers beacause of side impact airbags. Im a nebie so not sure.
    Only the seats that have airbags in them have airbags in them.

    (It's not standard, it's an option)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oZmonKey View Post
    Only the seats that have airbags in them have airbags in them.

    (It's not standard, it's an option)
    Ok i kinda thought that but wanted to put the note out in case he has airbags
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    I ordered the lumbar insert at: http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/inseluinairc.html

    I wish the JK came with an inflatable lumbar..

    Anyway, I am going to take the seat apart this weekend and put it in. I'll post some pics of the procedure.
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    do a search on rear headrest removal, on page 6 there are pics of removing the rear seat cover, sorry not sure how to post the link, but it should be similar.

    let us know how the bladder works. my back hurt for a month until i got used to the seats!
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    Wet Okole sells what looks like the same lumbar support...
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    I got off my ass this weekend and installed the lumbar support. I removed the seat, however I discovered that you dont need to that to do this mod.

    Just recline the seat and grab a small bladed standard screwdriver.
    At the bottom of the seat upright you will see a plastic piece that runs across the width of the seat. This is a large plastic hook fastener. Push on the plastic on the far side of the seat with your finger so that only the hidden from view fastener moves. Now on your side insert the blade of the screw driver and seperate the two pieces of plastic while pushing on it from the bottom with your finger. Once they are seperated then run your finger down the length and the front will seperate from the back.

    Position the bladder where you think it will be most comfortable and run the tube out the side on the drivers door side.

    Attach the ball and test it out before you reattach the plastic hook fastener.

    Basically, just hook it together to reinstall it.
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    Very Cool mod.

    Gotta do it.

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    awesome I already have a blood pressure cuff cut the restrictive nylon shell off and tada!

    or use a foot ball bladder with the pump
    nice job
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