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1997 - 1999 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Premature Wear of Leather Material on Bucket Seatback Bolster

Subject: Premature Wear of Leather Material on Bucket Seatback Bolster (Replace Cover)
Source: Chevrolet Dealer Technical Service Bulletin
Number: 99-08-50-010

Models: 1997-99 Chevrolet Corvette Built Prior to VIN Breakpoint X5116322

Condition

Some customers may comment that there appears to be premature wear of the leather material on the driver's or passenger bucket seatback in the bolster area.

Correction

Replace the seatback leather cover with a new cover that has additional felt added to the backside of the leather to increase durability. Also, the leather material in the bolster area has been changed to a more durable vinyl material. For information on replacing the seatback cover, see Service Manual Update Bulletin #99-08-50-002.

Parts Information

Part Number

Description

Color/RPO

Seat Type/RPO

12455509

Cover Asm, Seatback - Driver

Black (193)

Base (AR9)

12455510

Cover Asm, Seatback - Driver

Red (943)

Base (AR9)

12455511

Cover Asm, Seatback - Driver

Pewter (923)

Base (AR9)

12455512

Cover Asm, Seatback - Driver

Light Oak (673)

Base (AR9)

12455521

Cover Asm, Seatback - Driver

Black (193)

Sport (AQ9)

12455522

Cover Asm, Seatback - Driver

Red (943)

Sport (AQ9)

12455523

Cover Asm, Seatback - Driver

Pewter (923)

Sport (AQ9)

12455524

Cover Asm, Seatback - Driver

Light Oak (673)

Sport (AQ9)

12455515

Cover Asm, Seatback - Passenger

Black (193)

Base (AR9)

12455516

Cover Asm, Seatback - Passenger

Red (943)

Base (AR9)

12455517

Cover Asm, Seatback - Passenger

Pewter (923)

Base (AR9)

12455518

Cover Asm, Seatback - Passenger

Light Oak (673)

Base (AR9)

124555527

Cover Asm, Seatback - Passenger

Black (193)

Sport (AQ9)

12455528

Cover Asm, Seatback - Passenger

Red (943)

Sport (AQ9)

12455529

Cover Asm, Seatback - Passenger

Pewter (923)

Sport (AQ9)

12455530

Cover Asm, Seatback - Passenger

Light Oak (673)

Sport (AQ9)



Warranty Information:

For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:

Labor Operation

Description

Labor Time

C7050

Cover and/or Pad, Front Seatback Cushion - Left (Driver's w/Base Seat)

0.3 hr

C7050

Cover and/or Pad, Front Seatback Cushion - Left (Driver's w/Sport Seat)

0.4 hr

C7051

Cover and/or Pad, Front Seatback Cushion - Right (Passenger w/Base Seat)

0.3 hr

C7051

Cover and/or Pad, Front Seatback Cushion - Right (Passenger w/Sport Seat)

0.4 hr

Policy: S - Additional 0.3 hr if the vehicle is delivered to and from the repair location.

 

GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a "do-it-yourselfer". They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your GM dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.

 

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