Join Date: May 2019
Location: Minnesota, USA
Car Year & Model: 2018 GLA45
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GLA45 Recaro Seat Swap
I have a 2018 GLA45 with the standard AMG seats, and they do not fit me very well at all (seats are way too big). I would like to swap out the seats for the Recaro AMG Performance Seats (Option 555?). I looked around in the forums here and found a couple brief references to this, but I'm wondering if anyone has done this in the USA, by buying the new seats from the dealer after the fact?
I'm assuming I'll need to order new from the dealer as I could not find anything in the current salvage market. My initial trip to the dealer with limited information I was told I might have to buy all the pieces individually and assemble the seat from scratch?!? Does anyone happen to have a part number for this option, for the complete pair of seats? The dealer said perhaps another 2018 that had this option installed at the factory might have a part number to help with the search... but they would need to know part of the VIN on that vehicle to look it up. Not too handy.
I also checked with a reputable local upholstery shop, and they can make a few small changes to the stock seats, but not quite enough to make a difference worth pursuing. I really want to keep all the systems working as intended, like the air bags, heat and power adjustments. Last resort is to go full aftermarket Recaros, and have to disable all those things. I'm not too keen on that idea.
Any help or guidance would be much appreciated!
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