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I managed to find most of my seat covers and door panels for my 1992 Quartett cabrio based on their part numbers (interior option FA) through VW Classic parts, so was quite excited when it arrived. The front seat back covers I received however are for Recaro seats (option code FE) (embroidered logo, different shape than my std sport seats) even though in the correct material.

The part number is 155881805BEAZK. As far as i could see for most upholstery options 155881805 designates the sport seat and 155881770 for Recaro. Is this correct? Both these numbers are listed with "AZK" upholstery  code in the Recaro seat diagram in ETKA, and none for the sport seat so clearly something got mixed up in ETKA . I can try to find out if I can get an actual picture of 155881770A AZK from Classic VW to see if that is perhaps the sport seat cover but not sure if they will be able to do that for me.

In summary, am i correct in saying
155881770 should be for Recaro cover
155881805 for Sport seat cover
155881801 for standard seat cover

I live in New Zealand so receiving/ returning parts can get expensive…

My seat style and material looks as follows:
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Confusing seat cover part numbers 1992 Quartett

There was a Recaro version cover made in the pattern, but this was mainly the North American market.
Those seats are the same shape as the Sportline model available here in the UK and Europe.

The standard seats in your photo are considered sports seats.



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155881770 are for the MK2 golfshape Recaro seats, 155881805 are for the mk1 'sportline' shape recaro seats, same shape as MK3 Golf Recaros.  They're subtly different.

what fabrics have you got for the base?

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Hi, thanks that is really useful. What would the sport seat back then be? 155881801?

I got the correct sport seat covers for the base 155881405 AT AZK. I could get the numbers for these from the parts diagrams for my year model (interior code FA, quartett black). There are however no numbers listed for the seat back for sport seat for this code, only for recaro (interior code FE).

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This is where you need full copy of ETKA, using data history you can find the correct sport backrest covers as they have been deleted for so long they no longer show in the normal list :(

so sport backrest in quartet pattern, black code FA is part number 155881801AS ASK.

its a shame, because your backrest fabrics are for the sportline/mk3 type backrest the tilt legs on these are longer than the ones on your seats. If you had the MK2 shape backrest fabrics you could have sourced a MK2/ford recaro backrest and installed them on your sport seat bases :(

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Or another option is complete the fabric set for the sportline/mk3 type recaro base:

155881401E AZP - right bolster fabric
155881402E AZP - left bolster fabric
155881405BD A11 - centre fabric

I'm not sure for why the colour codes changed on the bases, but they are all listed for FE colour code black (same as your recaro backrest cover)

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Thank you everyone for your responses. I searched on VW classic parts and online and can not find the sport seat back covers or the Recaro bottom covers, so I can't complete either set… typical with my luck…

A while ago I managed to find a few meters of the bolster material through Cabrioverdecke, Innenaustattungen und Reparatur des Cabrio's. It is pretty close but not identical so will bug me if bottom and back are not exactly the same. What I'll probably end up doing is have an upholsterer redo the bolsters on my existing backs and use the new Recaro centre material, and then take my new bottoms and have their bolsters replaced so it matches the backs…All material is new then.

If it wasn't that I already have the new door cards and rear seat it would probably have been better to buy a new set in different (but OE) material from Werk34 like this: www.werk34.de/en/seat-cushion-cover-mauritius-blue-quartet.h
tml with some of their plain black door cards. Retrospect… Would be nice though to keep it stock and I really like my current interior.

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is the material double sided? if so you could perhaps use an old rear bemnch and have an upholsterer make you some new base fabrics to suit the sportline shape recaro seats, would be a nice upgrade and pretty unique these days

looking at it your new sport seat centres are plenty wide enough to use for re-trimming recaro centres, would just be the bolster fabrics you'll need to look for. Imagine these in your fabric, yummy

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Confusing seat cover part numbers 1992 Quartett

Seat base material tends to be glued with a scrim and sponge backing. So be a nightmare to take apart if at all possible.

Rear seats base cloth wise the seat panel with is not big enough to swap over to fronts.
On the style of seat shown initially.

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rubjonny said

is the material double sided? if so you could perhaps use an old rear bemnch and have an upholsterer make you some new base fabrics to suit the sportline shape recaro seats, would be a nice upgrade and pretty unique these days

looking at it your new sport seat centres are plenty wide enough to use for re-trimming recaro centres, would just be the bolster fabrics you'll need to look for. Imagine these in your fabric, yummy


Hi Rubjonny,

Just a couple more questions on this:

1) how different would the mk2 and mk3 Recaro seat bottom covers be? 155881370 A AZK for mk2 style is available. Would a little modifying be possible to fit the mk3 style?

2) It looks like the headrests are the same for both types of Recaros. Is this correct? 155881901 AR AZP is available.

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1. they are pretty different in shape, the mk3 bases are closer to normal mk2/3 gti bases than mk2 recaro. Probably be easier to get the cabrio backrest fabric and foam to fit on a mk2 type backrest frame…

heres a set of mk2 seats, you can see right away how different the bases are


If you can find a cheap and knackered ford escort/fiesta recaro seat those have the same backrests as mk2 so can be a cheap way to test things out. bases are a bit different with extendy leg bolster and some have extra frames welded to the base etc

So something like this for testing if the backrest fabrics have any chance of working, if so then look at finding some proper mk2 seats with subframes:
Recaro Ford Escort 90 Mk3 Mk4 Genuine RS Turbo Cosworth - Pair Front Racing Seat | eBay

2. looking at the part numbers it seems you are correct yep, same part number headrests for both on the quartett. The headrests are a different shape though mk1 to mk3/cabrio, but might still swap over. I certainly cant see any mk2 shape recaro headrest part numbers to go with the mk2 recaro quartett seats just the mk1/mk3 shape…

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