2011 Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab Long Box
Taking apart these seats is a pain! I just replaced the leather cover (torn at the seam--wouldn't have been easy to sew back up especially considering how close the heating element pad is to where it broke!) on the cushion pad on my 2004. The leather is held on with four metal rods/wires around the center. I lost patience trying to get all four back in, so two are holding it. I don't really notice a difference.When the foam breaks you can buy a new foam cushion and have it installed or do what I did and find a good auto upholstery shop. I was surprised to find a wire inside; the only side support for the foam.... No wonder they break down! Then the fabric, cloth or leather, wears out from the inside and splits open! I found out the hard way with another "classic" car.
They glued the foam back together added reinforcement material & then put a bonding foam over the top and reinforced the under side. Much stronger than OEM; original or the replacement part ($125.00). Took 1hr while I waited!:29: If yours feels broken (split open) get it fixed before the seat cover rips open; it's much cheaper now rather than later. This was quoted @ $70.00; they charged me $30.00 (I pulled the seat)
So here's the pics: Click to enlarge.
My foam wasn't breaking, but I was surprised to see that it didn't feel like it was supported by much (now I know!). They basically just expect the shape to hold itself together apparently.