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Driver's Seat Worn And Torn

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My high-mileage '01 RX-300 has developed a rip in the driver's seat bottom on the left side (tan leather). No surprise there. My questions are... is the bottom cushion of the driver's and passenger's seat interchangeable? Is a repair feasable? What's the mose economical solution to this, and what is a good guesstimate as to cost?

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One option is leather slip over seat covers:

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Coverking/Seat_Cover/C37CSC1L5LX7022.html?loc=Front&tlc=Interior+Accessories

But have you tried searching for used seats? I did a quick search for a "used seat 2001 RX300". About half the price and trouble of the covers. Check out the following link:

http://www.autopartsfair.com/lexus-usedparts/rx300-2001-front_seat.html

I just took the first link of many. There are many other choices. Four bolts and unplug a couple of wire harnesses and the seat is out. Make sure the replacement has the same options as you current seat. Good luck!

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Wow... those seat covers are pricey!

You answered all my questions except about the possibility of a passenger sear bottom working in the driver's seat.

Google/Bing/Yahoo can be your searching friend and sometimes I forget that. Thank you, Joe913!

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Drivers side and passengers side bottom cushions are NOT interchangeable unfortunately. You'll notice that the thigh supports are wider on the sides adjacent to a door, and thinner on the sides adjacent to the center console. The brackets are also NOT square, so they can't be switched. :(

The rip can most likely be repaired by a leather person... call your lexus dealer as they have a guy... Won't cost too much. <_<

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You are right. One has to look closely at the seat, but they are different.

As much as I hate to, I'll check with the predators at Lexus.

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You are right. One has to look closely at the seat, but they are different.

As much as I hate to, I'll check with the predators at Lexus.

Most likely the dealer will just give you their number and let you pay the leather people directly. When i had the same issue, the dealer let me work directly with the leather guy (he actually came to my HOUSE to do it). B) A small repair like that wont set you more than $50.

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i called Lexus and they told me that I could buy the seat pan cover for only one thousand dollars. i thought that was ridiculous so i went to a local shop upholstery shop and they did it for $235.

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