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Spoilers first, here are photos of the completed install for the rear seat-back protectors...

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If you wish to attempt a DIY, the PDF attached below is the installation instructions for the 2019 Passport. It can also be found online from sellers of Honda OEM accessories. No need to repeat the instructions, but below are some tips. It is not difficult.
  • Unpack your order and be sure that you have all necessary parts and hardware for the install. I am missing one part and awaiting the seller to replace it.
  • A work light will be helpful, especially for dark interiors.
  • A roll of wide masking tape will be more efficient.
  • A second drill helps to expedite the install. One for the pilot drill bit and one for the cutter or larger drill bit.
  • Have a vacuum nearby. (addition)
  • Be careful handling the headrests. There is lubricant on the shafts of the headrest.
  • The female snaps attached to the protectors have some adjustment/movement to it. You do not need to be precise, but it helps to center the female snaps before marking the holes for drilling...
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  • Take your time with the placement of the protector and marking the holes for the first two snaps. That will dictate location of the other snaps.
  • If you are using a Rotabroach cutter, clean the cutter after cutting through the carpet layer. The carpet and masking tape clogs the cutter. There is metal below the carpet and will require more pressure.
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  • Re-tighten all the male snaps on the seat-back prior to completion. They may loosen slightly from the protector being taken on/off.
  • If you are feeling really LUCKY versus being OCD, you can mark and drill a couple of holes at a time versus one at a time per instructions to speed up the installation.
  • As Scooter Dude noted, you may want to add extra Velcro around the edge.
Good luck.
 

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Thanks! The is excellent info! I'm looking foward to getting the parts in next week to repeat your install. Looks great.
 

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Got the seat back protectors installed last night. Used regular drill bits (1/8 and 5/16) instead of rotobroach and it worked fine. I stacked up some sockets and used them as drill stop as per @mcrimm. I found a few of the snaps a little tricky to get snapped, but eventually got them all on. One thing to note is that if the snap is not snapping, be careful and don't just try to add more pressure - this can actually deform the soft plastic of the male snap piece, making it even harder to eventually get it snapped. Will be adding velcro as per @Scooter Dude, for aesthetics, and just because the snaps weren't quite as "snappy" as I thought they would be.

I also noticed that on the right side passenger seat back, with the protector aligned as per instructions, it catches at the bottom when folding the seat back up, which is kind of annoying, you have to hold it down to get the seat up smoothly. I could've positioned it higher to avoid this, but it does seem perfectly aligned as per instructions. Minor issue though.
 

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I also noticed that on the right side passenger seat back, with the protector aligned as per instructions, it catches at the bottom when folding the seat back up, which is kind of annoying, you have to hold it down to get the seat up smoothly. I could've positioned it higher to avoid this, but it does seem perfectly aligned as per instructions. Minor issue though.
Mine is the same.....bump up the back seat a notch to eliminate this problem.
 
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Does the larger hole need to be the same depth as the pilot hole? I want to be sure not to drill too deep.
 

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Does the larger hole need to be the same depth as the pilot hole? I want to be sure not to drill too deep.
Yes, it is the same depth. You will be drilling through a layer of carpet and sheet metal. It is hollow behind the sheet metal. Push through slowly and you will know once you have drilled through the sheet metal.
 

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Sorry for coming to the game so late but I am getting ready to install the seat back protectors. Step 2 of the instructions say to "Secure the six snaps to the six snap retainers on the left rear seat-back protector with masking tape" before marking the location of the holes. I am confused by the picture in the instructions. Do you put the snap in the female socket/snap on the back side of the protector and then place tape over it (don't they stay in place without tape)? Or do you tape the snap to the front/face side of the seat back protector over each hole in the protector? Why is this even needed if there is a hole in the seat back protector in the center of each of the locations where the snaps will go?
 

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Sorry for coming to the game so late but I am getting ready to install the seat back protectors. Step 2 of the instructions say to "Secure the six snaps to the six snap retainers on the left rear seat-back protector with masking tape" before marking the location of the holes. I am confused by the picture in the instructions. Do you put the snap in the female socket/snap on the back side of the protector and then place tape over it (don't they stay in place without tape)? Or do you tape the snap to the front/face side of the seat back protector over each hole in the protector? Why is this even needed if there is a hole in the seat back protector in the center of each of the locations where the snaps will go?
If I understand your question correctly for step 2... Each female snaps consist of two parts (female snap and retainer). The two parts of the female snap should be attached to the seat back protector first. You will notice that each female snap assembly has some adjustment or movement once attached. This allows for some adjustment later when mating to the male snap. Because the female snap assembly can move, the masking tape (on the top side of the female snap assembly) is to fix the location of each snap after you have centered it for the subsequent steps.
 

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These are the exposed side of the snap retainers:
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In step 7, instructions will specify using a T-pin inserted into the center hole to mark the masking tape you applied in step 6. There is not much movement of these snaps when in place, but tape simply holds them more 'centered.'

Taken apart, they look like this:
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Using the marker holes in the masking tape you applied in step 6, use 7/64 bit to drill pilot holes at those locations. You can verify accuracy of your positioning by inserting tooth picks through the snaps, making sure snaps centered within the seatback embossed 'wells.' After verifying everything is close-enough to centered up, followup by enlarging those pilot holes with your 5/16-in drill bit, or easier to control step-bit, or expensive rotabroach bit.

After inserting well nut and screwing the the metal snap, each one of your drilled snaps will end up being centered within the embossed well as shown below.
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Take your time, and you will be very satisfied with the results, and the useful protection they provide.

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This is great!! I did not realize that the snaps in the protector moved around, and I was confusing the small snaps that will be attached to the seat back with the large snaps in the protector. Thanks.
 

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Big thanks to @DudeCS and @P-A-N-D-A for the helpful info. I got ‘er done yesterday without issue. Used the suggested drill bits and deep socket as spacer. After getting the first two done, was abl to do two at a time. I also added more velcro hooks to hold it tighter against the seat back carpet. And added some velcro to my cargo liner to help keep it in place. Looks great.
 

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Nice write ups DudeCS and Panda. You guys Rock!
Thanks for taking the time to educate.
 
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