No, I wasn't entertaining you changing the cover, although might get some enjoyment watching, just that the labor cost should be nominal if someone were to do the replacement. The cover is very thin and don't think it's the problem, but I've been wrong before, just tough w/o see the problem.I wouldn't attempt it HA
Let's just consider it a short story.....................maybe it might turn into a novel.
Next chapter...I got my car back today and the replacement cushion made a big difference thus far but I get to looking closely and I now have a dent in my Kia door kick plate (whatever it is called) the weather stripping is caught underneath the plastic casing and there is a hard lump within the channel of that stripping that I have know idea what it is. It is smooth on the passenger side though and my plastic cover on the door is now squeaking as well. Can you inform me what parts of the door-pillar etc. are removed when a seat is taken out? Tomorrow they will hear from me but this time I am going straight to the top! If you or anyone else in the forum can educate me on what parts get removed when a seat is taken out I would appreciate it so I can be certain of what I am dealing with.Let's just consider it a short story.....................maybe it might turn into a novel.
Hi, pictures won't show the new issue. The squeaking is in the plastic covers over the seatbelt area and that cover that goes down to the floor and carpet. This is a matter of having the pieces properly snapped back into place. The rubber seal was caught under the plastic cover that is at the bottom of the door frame and rests on the carpet (Nothing major, just annoying). As I said in my response to Turbonut, it was basically rushed workmanship. There was a dent in my kick plate but they have agreed to replace it and they checked the plastic pillars and covers and claim they are properly snapped in place. I just hate having repairs done involving removing interior pieces because nothing fits the same when put back.Could you share a picture with us, showing the new issues?
You probably would want to have photographs of the issues anyway, to show to the guy at the Kia service desk.
Also, what is the door squeaking you mention, how do you trigger the squeaking to happen?
They are fighting me on replacing my scuff plate. If I order one myself, is there much work involved in replacing it? It looks like it is only $35 dollars on line.Welcome back! They probably removed the what I/we call the kick plate, but in Kia's vocabulary it's a scuff plate. If not removed, the seat track(s) can do damage to the finish, scratch/nick the plastic when seat is removed from the car. Maybe they even removed the weatherstripping to ensure that it also wasn't damaged.
Time for a body cam so I can see the face on the Top Dog when they are confronted by, shall we say an irate customer.
Thank you. I ordered a new kick plate and the service department that gave me the "second" opinion on my seat problem told me they would install it for me for free.They have maybe 4 fasteners on the back that snap into the rocker, so need to get a corner started and then just carefully lift as you move along the outside of the plate. To get started, don't use a screwdriver as it can damage the paint, need to use something e.g. plastic trim tool,
Just an example: