View Full Version : Fourth Gen Firebird Seats???

09-13-2005, 07:10 PM
Can anyone confirm whether all fourth gen Firebird seats are the same except for power vs. manual? I have a pair from an unknown year and will need to reupholster them. If there is a difference, what is the year split and what are the differences?


09-14-2005, 03:02 AM
There are a couple different types. I cant confirm exact years but I know 93-97 seats are a different shape than the 98-02. Some of them also have different headrests.

09-14-2005, 03:37 AM
Thanks Adam. Mine have a hard plastic back, I think I have heard reference to "hard back" vs "softback" before? If I post pics, do you think you could nail down the appropriate date range?

09-14-2005, 03:45 AM
Yeah go ahead and post pics. The easiest difference is the electronic switch. The 93-97 had a round piece where the 98-02 had 2 separate buttons that were light grey.
Some 93-97 had a tilt lever in the front. Others have a seat that pulls up and down. Several different options.

09-17-2005, 06:53 PM
Finally had a chance to take some pictures. Based on your description of the switch it seems I have the earlier version.

09-19-2005, 03:09 AM
Those look like the exact same year as my trans am seats. Mine are 93 seats but my dash and console are 2002.

09-19-2005, 03:21 AM
Cool, thanks Adam. I scored these for $25, so I overlooked the fact they needed new upholstery. Now to find a decent set of covers without spending a ton of cash.

09-19-2005, 03:23 AM
Congrats thats a great deal. Have you checked to make sure the power lumbar works? Its just 2 wires and very easy to hook up. You could hook them to your battery just to test it out. 1 positive and 1 negative.

09-19-2005, 03:39 AM
I haven't checked that yet. I night try that tonight. Thanks again. Any tips on getting new upholstery? I'm aware of the Katzkin leathers, but I don't think I want to spend that much. Something in "leatherette" might be fine.

09-19-2005, 03:42 AM
Sorry I do not have any tips for the upholstery. Get ahold of Mark(TooMuch) I know he does that for a living.