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Old 13-04-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Need an auto part place -- seats, specifically -- that will install for me

2005 Pontiac Sunfire. Need a new front driver's side seat. Cloth, no air bag.

Where can I go to get a new one AND have it installed?

I called Pick n Pull, but they won't install it for me, even if I paid extra. The dealership wants to just replace the part and that means obscene labor costs.
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Old 13-04-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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^removal and install of a seat is easy peasy... 4 bolts. If you have a socket set or can access one it will take you 10mins max. Seat belt stuff bolt as well, but be sure to keep its bolt et al assembly the same as you take it off.
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Old 13-04-2012, 11:19 AM   #3
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^removal and install of a seat is easy peasy... 4 bolts. If you have a socket set or can access one it will take you 10mins max. Seat belt stuff bolt as well, but be sure to keep its bolt et al assembly the same as you take it off.
Information appreciated, but I want to know if there's any place that will do that for me.
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Old 13-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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Some smaller garages will do it.....sorry, I don't have a name for you.
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Old 13-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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Lemme get this straight, you want the full service but don't want to pay for it?
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Old 13-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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Cdn tire?
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Old 13-04-2012, 03:47 PM   #7
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I think you've got a couple choices on this one... go to the dealer and and pay the big bucks for a brand new seat, installed, go to an independent shop (pick any.. they'll all be able to do it) and have them source and install you a used seat for which they will also charge you for materials and labor (cue Homer Simpson reference here) or go to pick & pull, which should have plenty of that model year Sunfires, pull the seat out and put it in yourself, or pull it out then take it to a shop and pay to get it installed.

I know what I'd do... but then again I have my own fully equipped shop and lots of experience at that kind of stuff.
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Old 14-04-2012, 09:00 AM   #8
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Again, I'm not asking about DIY options. I'm not sure why people are giving me DIY info when I've made it clear it's not what I am looking for.

Not that I don't appreciate the well-meaningness of said responses, but they don't give me the a seer I'm looking for.

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Lemme get this straight, you want the full service but don't want to pay for it?
Entirely incorrect. And may I commend your obviously high-level reading comprehension. A man of your cunning and grace must surely be a senator or poet of great repute.
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Old 14-04-2012, 09:22 AM   #9
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When I was fixing up a previous vehicle that needed parts from an auto-wrecker, I just threw the people working there a few extra bucks on top of the cost of the used part, and they installed it for me...
Mind you these were used parts, not new..
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Old 14-04-2012, 09:32 AM   #10
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2005 Pontiac Sunfire. Need a new front driver's side seat. Cloth, no air bag.

Where can I go to get a new one AND have it installed?

I called Pick n Pull, but they won't install it for me, even if I paid extra. The dealership wants to just replace the part and that means obscene labor costs.
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Spent a while in the Auto Recycling Business in another life...

There are several places that should be able to help you out if they have a used seat you are happy with in stock.

1) City Auto 780-440-1100
2) Jasper Auto Parts 780-468-6655
3) Rodway Auto Parts 780-433-1402
4) Advance Auto Parts 780-447-3588
5) Central Auto Parts 780-447-1767

It's been awhile and I'm going by memory but the phone numbers should be correct.

All are recyclers that installed the parts they sold.

BTW all listed are full service, they remove the part for you, worst case you might need to buy the seat in one place and get it installed in another...any auto shop would be able to, expect a 1-2hr R and R

Hope that helps
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Old 14-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #11
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When I was fixing up a previous vehicle that needed parts from an auto-wrecker, I just threw the people working there a few extra bucks on top of the cost of the used part, and they installed it for me...
Mind you these were used parts, not new..
I did that once before, but the place isn't around anymore. I offered some other places but they turned me down.

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2005 Pontiac Sunfire. Need a new front driver's side seat. Cloth, no air bag.

Where can I go to get a new one AND have it installed?

I called Pick n Pull, but they won't install it for me, even if I paid extra. The dealership wants to just replace the part and that means obscene labor costs.
Morning

Spent a while in the Auto Recycling Business in another life...

There are several places that should be able to help you out if they have a used seat you are happy with in stock.

1) City Auto 780-440-1100
2) Jasper Auto Parts 780-468-6655
3) Rodway Auto Parts 780-433-1402
4) Advance Auto Parts 780-447-3588
5) Central Auto Parts 780-447-1767

It's been awhile and I'm going by memory but the phone numbers should be correct.

All are recyclers that installed the parts they sold.

BTW all listed are full service, they remove the part for you, worst case you might need to buy the seat in one place and get it installed in another...any auto shop would be able to, expect a 1-2hr R and R

Hope that helps
Awesome info. Many thanks! If I take over this planet, you can have Yellowknife or something.
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Old 14-04-2012, 06:28 PM   #12
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I am a mechanic and if you bring the seat to me I will put it in for you for $40.00 and if I go get the seat I will charge you $75 plus the charge from picknpull for the seat
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Old 14-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #13
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I actually ended up going to pick n pull with my father, who did the replacement. Thanks for all the replies though.

@ Thomas Hinderks: I'm keeping that list for the future. Thanks again.
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Old 16-04-2012, 11:59 AM   #14
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...out of Thomas' list...Central has always treated me well. They also install. Labour is about $80/hr if I recall....

I do my own work on the winter truck, but they do have a good selection of late model parts as I found out on my newer car...
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