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Seat Replacement?

hello fellow smarts! My driver side seat cushion recently ripped and I'm looking for a replacement. I just need the bottom section, not the back part. I called my dealer and they gave me an $800 quote for the seat and labor, but I'm a starving grad student and was hoping to do it myself. Does anyone have any recommendations as to where I can order this cushion? Thanks everyone! Safe driving
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You're going to have to find it in a junk yard, or have the seat recovered
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I would recommend contacting a local upholstery shop for a quote. Should be reasonable.
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Just stitch it up and get a good seat cover...Much less expensive than replacing the seat.
Or if you are stitchless, a good upholstery shop can help you out.
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wow, thank you everyone! I have thought about just stitching it up myself. But i can't even get a button on a shirt, so I guess the upholstery shop will be my next bet . . .
Many thanks everyone!
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Just to be clear?
It is the fabric cover that is torn and you are looking to replace?

Then my suggestion would be contacting an upholstery shop and then get a quality seat cover (remember about the airbags on the sides of the seats)

I would ditto the suggestion for smartmadness (either for complete seats, or covers)
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@wrumberger yes. It's just the fabric that is ripped. I didn't realize my jeans had sharp little grommets on them. I'm going to check out the suggestion. Thanks for ur help! Much appreciated!
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Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market try to locate a crashed smart in your area to get the seat from.
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Junkyard is your best bet, might be able to get just the cushion if you find a side impact car where the airbag deployed. If you are slightly mechanically inclined you can do it.

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