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Some World Upholstery products can be installed by an amateur restorer. No instructions are provided for products that we feel require a professional trimmer.

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Molded Carpet

Molded Carpet Installation Instructions

To Order this product by Phone, Call (805) 921-0100 or (800) 222-9577, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm PST

The following information is supplied as a customer service guide only. World Upholstery & Trim recommends professional installation of all our products. No guarantees are granted with regards to the use of this guide.

Tools required:

  • Phillips or Slotted Screwdriver
  • Metric Socket Set
  • Awl or Punch
  • Sharp Knife

Additional tools that may be needed:

  • Contact Adhesive
  • Carpet Padding

General Installation Instructions:

  1. Remove new carpet from its box, unfold and allow to relax to room temperature. Warmer carpet will allow easier positioning.
  2. Inspect before cutting or marking to avoid voiding warrantee claims.
  3. Remove door plates and seats.
  4. Remove seat belts, disconnecting warning wire if so fitted.
  5. Remove shift knob and center console if so fitted.
  6. Loosen door post panels and kick panels if they are located over the old carpet.
  7. Compare to carpet received. Minor variations are to be expected. Do not discard until installation is complete.
  8. Some of our BMW molded carpet is designed to fit over the existing carpet, most others require removal of old carpet. Vacuum entire floor and inspect padding. Replace deteriorated or missing sections.
  9. Place new carpet in car, adjust so that contours in car match contours in carpet. Some padding adjustment and/or relief of edges may be necessary to get a perfect fit.
  10. Cut holes for gear shift/console, dimmer switch, seat belts, accelerator, and seat belt warning wire as necessary.
  11. Slip carpet under door post and kick panels trimming where necessary. Tighten panels.
  12. Replace seat belts and warning wire if fitted.
  13. Replace center console, shift knob and if supplied pedal escutcheon plate.
  14. Position and glue in place rear wall (3 series) and new kick panels (2002-3 series) if supplied
  15. Trim edges of carpet under door sill plates and reinstall sill plates.
  16. Re-install seats.

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Over the years, different terminologies have been used for the same parts. To minimize confusion we've collected many of the different names to give customers some reference to the different Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Fiat and Jaguar trim parts that vary in terminology around the world.

Convertible top = soft top, rag top, head, hood, hooding, soft window Targa top, retractable top, vinyl top, top boot, convertibles arriba, converteerbare boven
Carpet = rug, rugs, carpet kit, carpet set, molded carpet, cut and bound carpet.
Seating = seat kit, upholstery kit, leather upholstery, sport seat, recaro seat, vinyl seat, cloth seat, sitzkissen, perforated, perforiert, embossed, sitzpolsterung, imbottitura sedile, asiento tapizado
Sealing = rubber seals, weatherstrips, weatherseals, door seals, window seals, gaskets, dichtungsrahmen
Panels = door panels, linings, trimmings, coverings, sun visor, sunvisor, sonnenblenden, headliner, himmel bespannung, encabezando
Trunk = boot


Leather = hide, side, skin, cowhide, leder, cuero, Connolly, Roser, Bridge of Weir, cuoio, split
Carpet = Abetone, Dorsett, FTV, feintuft, loop, cut pile, Wilton, perlon, tufted, automatico de alfombras, teppich, tapijt, tapis
Vinyl = Spradling, China General, Freudenberg, MB Tex, ambla, leathercloth, rexine, hardura, ICI, vinyle, naugahyde
Topping = Happich, Stafast, STF, Aresma, Sonnendeck, Sunfast, dobby, lienzo, leinwand
Seat Pad =  rubber fiber pad, foam pad, gummihaarauflage, almohadilla
Sunvisor = sonnenblend, pare soleil, domenica visiera, zonneklep