Seat-Topper™ Custom seat covers are made only from the highest quality, durable, color-fast fabrics and materials available. All Seat-Topper™ Custom Seat Cover patterns are precision-cut with our automated state-of-the-art CAD-CAM cutting machines, and our highly skilled craftspeople carefully assemble and hand finish each one of these seat covers. Our attention to detail and constant quality control ensures a perfect custom fit. We are confident that our seat covers will meet or exceed your expectations and truly compliment the interior of your vehicle.
Step 1. IDENTIFY THE DIFFERENT PIECES OF YOUR SEAT COVER
Match the pieces of your Seat Topper Seat cover to their respective seat sections, according to the size and shape of the piece, location of armrests, headrests, side airbags, and seatbelt openings. For specific details regarding seat-mounted airbags, refer to Step 3. Check sizes carefully before installing, to ensure you are not placing backrest covers on seat cushions and vice versa.
STEP 2. INSTALLING THE SEAT CUSHION COVER
Before starting, raise your seats to the highest level possible. This will make it easier to attach elastic straps underneath the seat bottom.
First, pull the seat bottom cover over the seat cushion. Be sure to pull the cover tightly at all points to ensure a snug fit (Fig. 1). If there are pre-sewn holes for seat belt buckles, be sure to pull the seat belt stem through these openings.
Next, look for the elastic loops attached to the bottom of the seat cover. Attach the S-hooks to the loops in the elastic straps and then clamp the S-hooks closed with a pliers (Fig. 1.1). Feed the straps around the seat bottom at all points. If you cannot fit the seat straps through the sides of the seat or under the front or back because of lack of room, you may use the Seat Topper Pull Tool to assist (Fig. 1.2, 1.3). Attach the open end of the S-hook to the tool and feed the elastic strap through the front, back or side of the seat bottom. Pull straps tightly and attach them to a secure point beneath the seat with the S-hooks (Figures 1.4, 1.5).
Do not attach the S-hooks to any power seat mechanisms, wiring or other parts related to operation of the seat: forward, backward, or up and down.
Pulling the straps tightly will result in a better overall fit. If you have trouble finding a safe or secure location to attach the S-hooks, simply link the straps to each other with the S-hooks. However, you may need to shorten or take slack out of the straps by tying them in knots. Once all straps are attached securely, move the seat forward and backwards, to ensure there are no obstructions in its movement.
STEP 3. INSTALLING THE BACKREST COVER
First, determine whether your seats have side airbags. Many vehicles come equipped with side airbags mounted within the seat on the sides closest to their respective doors. These airbags deploy during side impact collisions. Many vehicles have a tag or side compartment that indicates the presence of side airbags. If you are unsure, contact your dealer. Seat-Topper™ Seat covers come with an opening on the window side of the seat cover for seats with side airbags. Note: Some GM vehicles have driver's seat airbags on both sides of the seat. Before installing your backrest covers, make sure you have oriented the covers correctly before proceeding.
NOTE: IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR VEHICLE HAS SIDE AIRBAGS, BUT YOUR SEAT COVERS DO NOT HAVE OPENINGS ON THE SIDES, STOP INSTALLATION IMMEDIATELY AND RETURN SEAT COVERS TO YOUR RETAILER FOR AN EXCHANGE OR REFUND.
Dash-Topper® waives any responsibility for impairment of seat airbag deployment if the above instructions are not observed. User should monitor seat cover fit after regular use to ensure no shifting has occurred causing openings to be misaligned with airbags.
If you have adjustable headrests that can't be removed, then your backrest cover should have an elastic headrest opening that will fit over the headrest (Fig. 3.1).
If you have adjustable headrests that can be removed, then first remove the headrests, install the backrest cover, and then reinstall the headrests. There should be either 1 large hole, or 2 small holes at the top of the backrest cover (Fig. 3.2) for the headrest posts to fit into. (See the tips on removing headrests at the bottom of this page.)
Slip the backrest cover over the seat back. You may find it helpful to position the backrest cover by rolling it back on itself while positioning the top half on the seat back. If you have an armrest, there will usually be an elastic opening which you can place over the armrest when pulling the backrest cover down. Then unroll the seat cover down along the rest of the backrest (Fig. 3.2). Be sure to pull the cover at all points so it fits snugly. Feed elastic straps or sewn-in loops sewn at the bottom of the backrest cover through the space between the seat bottom cushion and the seat back. Then attach the straps or loops to each other or down and under the seat cushion (See drawings below).
3 Methods to Secure the Backrest Cover
Loop to Loop (most common) - (Fig 3.3) - Feed sewn-in elastic loops
between the backrest and seat bottom and attach together with
corresponding loops on the back with S-hooks.
Elastic Straps Only - (Fig 3.4) - Feed strap between backrest and seat
bottom, and attach beneath the seat bottom using S-hooks.
Strap Through Loop (Fig 3.5) – Feed the elastic straps from the front
between the backrest and seat bottom through the elastic loops and then
pull the elastic straps down to attach underneath the seat bottom.
STEP 4. ENSURE FREE MOVEMENT OF YOUR SEAT
Sit in the seat and move it forward, backward and up-and-down, to ensure that the elastic straps do not obstruct movement or function of the seat.
MIDDLE AND REAR SEATS
For Cars In most cars, the rear car seat will have to be removed first from the vehicle before installation. In these cases, the bottom cushion is removed first, and then the seat back cushion removed last. It may be necessary to access attachment bolts through the trunk on some vehicles. See a professional if you need assistance on this.
FOR SUVs, Trucks & Vans Most Seat Designs Seat covers can be installed on the rear and middle seats as shown in Steps 1-4 in the preceding sections for front seat installation. In some cases, seats may need to be removed prior to installation.
Headrest Removal Some headrests can be removed simply by holding in a release button at the base and then pulling them upward. Still other vehicles have headrests that require a thin round tool (like a paper clip) to push on a release pin near the headrest post. If you are unsure how to remove the headrests for your vehicle, contact your dealer.
Knobs, Levers, and Seat Control Switches Openings for these items may or may not be cut out. Most switches/levers will function fully even if they are underneath the seat cover. If you wish to access these controls first remove the handles. Then install the seat cover completely. Finally, cut a very small hole in the cover for the stem to fit though, and then reattach the handle. Be careful not to tear the fabric when stretching it over the stem.
SEAT COVER CARE
Vacuum periodically and use upholstery cleaner to clean stains or dirt. Always test cleaners in a non-conspicuous area for color fastness. Do not put seat covers in the washing machine or dryer.
Q: Can I install my new Seat-Topper™ Seat Covers myself?
In most cases, yes. All Seat-Topper™ seat covers come with elastic straps and ‘S’ hooks that connect to the bottom of the seat. In most cases straps from one side can connect to straps from the opposite side. If you have power seats, it is best to raise the seat as high as possible to connect the straps. Make sure you do not connect any of the straps to any movable parts as they may impair the functionality of the mechanism. If there’s not enough clearance to pull the straps under the seat, our patented Pull Tool is provided to help feed the straps and hooks under the seats. If you cannot install your seat covers, please see if your retailer can assist you.
Q: What if my seats do not look exactly like the picture?
The seat images depicted are general representations of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) seats and not intended to be exact drawings. As long as the make and model of your vehicle are correct on the label on your seat cover box, you should have the correct seat covers for your car.
Q: Do Seat-Topper™ Seat covers come with headrest and/or armrest covers?
Headrest and Armrest covers will be included if they apply to the seat style. Console covers will be sold separately if they are available. For information on the difference between an Armrest and a Console see below.
Q: What is the difference between an armrest and a console?
Armrests can be located in the center of the seat or the sides of the seats. An armrest has no enclosed storage space. However, it is still considered to be an armrest if it has built-in cup holders or an open storage area. Consoles are in the center of bench seats and have enclosed storage with a latching lid. Both armrests and consoles can be flipped up from their lowered position to alow for extra seating.
Q: Will the center console on my bench seat be covered?
No, it will not. A separate console cover can be ordered if you wish. However, the center seat cushion underneath the console (in the down position) will be covered.
Q: I have 3 headrests in a row of seats. Do I have to pay extra for the 3rd headrest cover?
The appropriate number of headrest covers should be included with your seat covers for each row of seats. If you have more than 2 headrests per row of seats, the extra headrest cover will be included in the price.
Q: I have knobs, levers, and/or seat control switches on my seat. Are these cut out?
Openings for these items are generally not cut out on our seat covers. Most switches or devices will be covered by the seat covers but will still be usable. In some cases the device can be removed and reattached after installing the seat covers.
Q: Do my new Seat-Topper™ Seat Covers come with a warranty?
Yes, all of our seat covers come with a 2-year limited warranty against manufacturer’s defects. Cigarette burns, food or drink stains and normal wear and tear are not covered by the warranty.
Dash-Topper® proudly stands behind all of its products. Your new Seat-Topper™ Seat Covers come with a 2-year limited warranty, which protects your Seat-Topper™ Seat Covers against any manufacturing defects. This warranty does not cover cigarette burns, damage from sharp objects, stains from food or beverages, ink, grease or other chemicals, and harsh cleaning agents including bleach. All warranties are subject to manufacturer's approval. Any modifications to the product will void any and all warranties. Seat-Topper™ Seat Covers will be repaired or replaced at the manufacturer's discretion. All warranties are valid only with proof of purchase.
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