Date of issue 9/98 Bulletin Number 501-25 Page 1 of 3
Loose Squab Cover – Front Seats –
Install Additional Clips
Some 1997-98 MY XK8 vehicles within the above VIN range may experience the seat squab
cover working loose from its anchorage in the back panel.
This condition can be repaired by reworking the seat squab cover attachment to the back panel,
as detailed below.
From VIN 25904, a new strengthened trim clip was used which can be retrofitted on seats where
the cover is working loose.
In case of a customer complaint of a loose front seat squab cover on an XK8 vehicle within the
above VIN range, modify the seat as described on the next page.
A typical tool for the removal of the cover clips, such as Snap-On Tools no. A173A, is shown in
Illustration 1. The tool must be tapered and smooth enough to probe beneath a clip to lift it out
of the channel and also to partially compress the clip to release its tangs from the squab back
cover facing material.
TOOL FOR REMOVING CLIPS