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So my jeans killed the vinyl which started ripping a few thousand miles after my warranty expired, it's pretty bad right now...

The part item # 64140AL09EVH.

I can get it locally for $130 but they want to charge me $200 to install it.

Is this worth it or is this something that I could easily do myself?
 

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Check with a local independent auto upholstery shop. Ask how much thay'd charge to install an OEM seat cover. At least the fit should be guaranteed.
 

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search it up here.

people been typing about cleaning and avoiding blue stains on white for years hear.

you could also get some fancy seat covers to protect them in the future.
 

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search it up here.

people been typing about cleaning and avoiding blue stains on white for years hear.

you could also get some fancy seat covers to protect them in the future.
Will probably get something to cover it. I don't have the light colored ones, I have black. But from what I read jeans aren't good for the vinyl for some reason.
 

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Check with a local independent auto upholstery shop. Ask how much thay'd charge to install an OEM seat cover. At least the fit should be guaranteed.
Good idea. Will start here.
 

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Same thing here. Independent installer recommended by my local dealer in Sherman Oaks did it for $50. It takes 30min. I bought the OEM part from Subaru. Your dealer is ripping you off!!!
 

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Same thing here. Independent installer recommended by my local dealer in Sherman Oaks did it for $50. It takes 30min. I bought the OEM part from Subaru. Your dealer is ripping you off!!!
Wait a minute... Dealers do that?! I'm shocked!
 

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Same thing here. Independent installer recommended by my local dealer in Sherman Oaks did it for $50. It takes 30min. I bought the OEM part from Subaru. Your dealer is ripping you off!!!
Do you still have that guy's info? I need to same repair and live nearby.
 

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Will probably get something to cover it. I don't have the light colored ones, I have black. But from what I read jeans aren't good for the vinyl for some reason.
Heh, a seat that can't tolerate jeans? Seems far more likely that Subaru used low quality material, or the material was defective, IMO. I have the same problem on my 2015 driver's seat - started around 70k miles. I also have a 2006 Ford Fusion with 110k miles and vinyl seats that are pristine (never quite as supple, however).
 

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Do you still have that guy's info? I need to same repair and live nearby.
Glad I saw this. Yes, I ordered the cover from cheapest parts dealer and had them replaced at "Richmond Auto Upholstery". They did a good job. It looked 100% after maybe a week (was stiff because it was new to begin with), now looks great.
 

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Oh, I saw you reply to someone else. This is an independent installer in Houston.
 
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