2005 Prius leather interior conversion

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by ericspoor, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. ericspoor

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    30797F5D-BF22-4188-B519-89B6FAAB6585.jpeg F19010DD-784D-4660-9B13-534ED771B4F2.jpeg i was walking through the junkyard this morning and happened across a gen2 prius with the grey leather interior, still in good condition as the car had only been junked 3 weeks prior. My prius is a 2005 with cloth seats so i figured what the hell and used my trusty 3/8” rachet with an exention and a 14mil socket and removed the front seats, rear seat cushion and seatbacks. The guy at the junkyard counter charged me $90 and i was on my way, albiet exhausted from the texas heat.

    After about 2 hours of labor i got the new interior put in and im really happy with the way it turned out. The new seat are noticably more comfortable and while the reay seats have a stain its still a large improvement over my old busted cloth seats.
     
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    F6787EFF-361C-47A3-8E33-B49EA826337C.jpeg A before pic:
     
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    I like it
    My seats are well worn as well and center console cover - 378k and climbing

    I may keep an eye out for this too
     
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    Update: I purchased a leather center console lid at the junkyard today for $5. Replacement takes 30 seconds: you open the lid, unscrew the 4 hinge screws, pop open the 2-piece lid to remove, and install is reverse of removal. Has to be one of the cheapest and easiest mods a prius hobbyist can do, with noticable improvement. Here’s the leather lid installed next to the old one:
     

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    Did a quick cleaning, very happy with results of new console lid. Comparison shot against post #2 of this thread:
     

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  6. Aaron Vitolins

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    Wow it looks awesome! If you clean and condition the leather a few times a year lather will last forever.
     
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    Nice upgrade. Its sucks out here in LA those seats would have been $300-400 from pick a part.

    SM-J737T1 ?
     
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