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  • avatar loosenut 12/20/08 6:18 pm PST

    are they power seats?..if so,roll the PASSENGER seat first,all the way back and up,looking for the bolts that hold the seats to the track,rather than trying to change the seat track and all.but,you've got to roill them all the way to get at the bolts...also,if you get stuck,aand can't fix it because you need a special wrench or socket or whatever,you can still drive it to go get the parts/tools if your passenger seat is loose,but not the drivers side.
    ,locate the bolts,and loosen them,then roll the seat all the way forward,and find the front bolts..
    --some/most of the cars/vans i've changed seats in,the passenger seat wouldn't fit the drivers side,but some would..it's worth a shot
    --the tracks that slide the seat are sometimes side-specific..meaning you can't use the passenger seat on the drivers side-cause of the hump for the transmission-
    but maybe honda's designers made them interchangeable....i haven't messed with honda/acura's enough to know..it really shouldn't be that hard..4 bolts per seat..
    give it a try!!

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  • loosenut 12/20/08 6:18 pm PST

    are they power seats?..if so,roll the PASSENGER seat first,all the way back and up,looking for the bolts that hold the seats to the track,rather than trying to change the seat track and all.but,you've got to roill them all the way to get at the bolts...also,if you get stuck,aand can't fix it because you need a special wrench or socket or whatever,you can still drive it to go get the parts/tools if your passenger seat is loose,but not the drivers side.
    ,locate the bolts,and loosen them,then roll the seat all the way forward,and find the front bolts..
    --some/most of the cars/vans i've changed seats in,the passenger seat wouldn't fit the drivers side,but some would..it's worth a shot
    --the tracks that slide the seat are sometimes side-specific..meaning you can't use the passenger seat on the drivers side-cause of the hump for the transmission-
    but maybe honda's designers made them interchangeable....i haven't messed with honda/acura's enough to know..it really shouldn't be that hard..4 bolts per seat..
    give it a try!!

  • applecreeker 12/20/08 6:32 pm PST

    Find a similar car with a skinny driver and trade seats! Cars do have right and left aspects to seats due to arm rests and seat belt positions. 

  • loosenut 12/23/08 8:15 am PST

    but were talking about honda/lexus..

    in a accords,the car was desined as a left hand drive-the way they drive in japan..then modefied to be easily modified to be a right hand drive,the way we drive here..
    i worked at a honda store,and noticed many ofd the accord's -the seat back release especially,were in the same spot on both seats,leaving one side next to the console,and the other side near the door..
    -the exception was a two door car,where the seat released diffrently,so passengers could get in the back easier,was only on the right/passenger side,and not on the left/drivers side-witch wouldn't have woprked anyway-because of the steering wheel..
    the njapanese put a lot more thought into many little parts of their cars..that's why detroit has been playing catch up since the FIRST energy crisis-in -73..

    i agree,tho..go "bone yard hunting",and find a similar car that someone wrecked,and scarf up the seat-if it-s still in decent shape,and not set out in weather with no window..should be findable-for lots cheaper than your guesstimate from the dealer!!..this is where tou save money,but also lets you pratice removing a seat-and by the time you'r ready to put your "new" seat in,you already know how it goes in,and how to get the old one out-cause you did it on the junk yard car!!..this also gives you a opportunity to pick up some of the other things that might be missing,or not  working..emblems,glove box latches,cigareet lighters,mabe yours  doesn't have a right side mirror,and the donor car does..and make more than the broken seat-just a little better!!
    good luck!!

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