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Did see a sub thread for this.

How hard would it be to swap the front seats of a 2005 outback. Mine are getting tired and broken down, anyone replace the seats before. Are there other ways of refreshing the interior?

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Do you mean changing the cushion keeping your covers?

Or just unbolting, unhinging the seats?

Swapping seats is pretty simple nuts and bolts.
 

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are you asking about swapping seats of a 2005 into a 2001? (what is listed)
 

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I just got another Subaru 2005 Outback 3.0.

Seats are shot. I was hoping to unbolt and replace the whole thing. I wasn't sure how much wiring was involved (motors, heated seats, sensors)

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I just got another Subaru 2005 Outback 3.0.

Seats are shot. I was hoping to unbolt and replace the whole thing. I wasn't sure how much wiring was involved (motors, heated seats, sensors)

Thanks
Four bolts per seat, electrical connectors underneath the seat should be easy to swap assuming the connectors are the same between the seats.
 

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Remove 4 bolts, un-plug the harnesses. I was surprised at how heavy they were. Had to be about 50 pounds. I found a tan leather one on car-parts.com for $75 from a Legacy. I had to swap the backs because of the LLBean stitching. There is a small difference in the perforations on the leather, not noticeable unless you looked for it.
 
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