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Anyone recommend a good seat cover that stays in place pretty well that I can throw over the driver seat? Only looking for bottom only. Needs to be breathable so heat and cooling can still work. Thanks in advance.


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It might be that there's no easy solution. Anything that you put on top of heated or cooled seats are going to negate that feature.
 

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Trying to figure this out myself... pretty much all Pathfinders 2005-12 with over 100k miles have torn bottom cover (often backs of the seats are fine). I am about to have 3 Pathfinders that need the bottoms replaced 🤨
I don't want to cover them with some ugly mass produced loose fitting cover. It shouldn't be difficult or expensive to replace just the bottoms. I was looking at some junkyard Pro-4X seats from an Xterra or Frontier that are lightly worn-they have cool embroidery and stitching-however its just a short matter of time until they are torn through as well. If a manufacturer offered factory looking bottom covers at a reasonable price they'd sell a ton.
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I think with any vehicle that has heating or cooling elements in the seat, the only way you're going to be able to repair it is a custom job at an upholstery shop that does automotive repairs sorry to say. (Short of replacing the entire seat with a used one, that is.)
 

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Really? I never took these a part myself, but I have seen other heated seats and they were simply an electric coil taped to the cushion. Kind of like a rear window defroster. If that is the case for Pathfinders, I don't see why the cover couldn't be swapped. My 2006 has chunks missing, perhaps I will preform an autopsy 🔪and explore just what's inside.
 

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I should mention, I found a few places that offer entire seat and/or all of the seating covers... just not simply the bottom of the driver's and passenger seats.


I emailed the Autoseatskins place and inquired whether I can purchase just the bottoms
 

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I found a thread over at the Xterra forum that is a step-by-step on how to add the heating element to our seats...
So for those of us who already have the heated seats, it is a great guide on how to replace the cover. We have 95% of the work already done. Nothing to it but to do it 🤙
 

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I just went to one of our local scrap yards this past weekend with my son to buy a car seat for a driving simulator he is building. $25 for any manual and $35 for any electric one.
At that price point, its not even worth trying to fix it if you are able to find one.
 

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Replace it with another worn or torn seat? It is very hard to find a R51 with; 1) Low enough miles it is not worn or torn 2) The right color+leather (most are cloth) 3) A U-Pull Yard that someone didn't leave the door/window open or heavy greasy parts on the seats. (U-Pull are the only places charging that little $ for leather seats). If it was an easy/cheap fix I wouldn't have 3 Pathfinders with bad seats :confused:
 

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So, I guess you've exhausted all yards in your area?
Don't know if yours is an SE, LE, Black, Beige... but there are a few PF's close to you...

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This one had a cover on so it could be in good shape.
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I live on the eastern shore, which is a peninsula (water on both sides), meaning LaPlata, MD is only about 20 miles "as a crow flys" but it takes about 3 hours to get there across the Chesapeake Bay. Certainly doable, but I've been preoccupied with engine swaps and a rebuild.
2 of my Pathys are LE's and the other is a Silver Edition, but as far as I know the seats are the same/compatible.
jman Thanks for the links, that is actually how I found the Pro-4X seats which is what I will get if I do travel out of state to get them... I just hope the Frontier/Xterra seats are the same as well, certain model's look identical. I did notice several completely different yards (states apart) have the exact same parts listed;
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I love these seats, I noticed they (+ entire vehicle-same pics) are listed at least 5 other junkyards. None of them within a few hundred miles or I would've jumped on them (figuratively).
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