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Old 05-08-2017, 08:31 PM
Varilux Varilux is offline
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Default Re: Seats that fit in the Ranger

Just to elaborate, the Ranger's seat belt receiver (at least in 2004) has a wiring harness that has 4 pins. The Explorer receiver (at least in 1999) has a harness with only 2 pins.

I tried all sorts of configurations for wiring the 4 wires into 2. I could get the seat belt light to extinguish when the buckle was engaged, but I could not get past the airbag fault light (the light will blink for the first few minutes, and then stay illuminated).

The extra two wires in the Ranger seat are connected to a metal cylinder that contains a small explosive charge (with warning stickers all over it). I believe the function of the cylinder is to somehow tighten the receiver in the event of a collision. If someone were sufficiently motivated, I would wager the airbag light could be cleared by installing a resistor to mimic the presence of that cylinder- but it's just easier to swap the receivers.

If someone knows exactly how that metal cylinder works, I would be really interested in hearing the explanation. I've never seen anything like it.
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:03 AM
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Default Re: Seats that fit in the Ranger

Probably a stupid question but would these rear 60/40 explorer seats fit in the front of my 60/40 96 Ranger? Can't beat the $75 price for new.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:10 PM
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Fellas,

My 02 xl has the standard base model seats. Has anyone done a seat swap to the xlt seats with center console? I imagine they can just direct swap but I haven't messed with my seats judging by how rusty and torqued on those brackets look..


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Old 06-14-2017, 10:12 PM
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Fellas,

My 02 xl has the standard base model seats. Has anyone done a seat swap to the xlt seats with center console? I imagine they can just direct swap but I haven't messed with my seats judging by how rusty and torqued on those brackets look..


02 xl 2.3duratec
Opened intake
6000k 35w hid, led conv all round
JVC system 6x8
Direct swap, but remember:

Reg cab seats bolt into only reg cabs

Ext. cab seats bolt only into Ext. cabs.
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:01 PM
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07 Fx4 Level 2 black leather buckets in my 06 regular cab, had to grind the rear feet from the tracks and weld the feet from my factory seats onto the fx4 ones, had no issues with the seat belts, had to re wire a bit for the air bag plug in but otherwise it really wasn't that bad

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Old 06-24-2017, 01:18 PM
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07 Fx4 Level 2 black leather buckets in my 06 regular cab, had to grind the rear feet from the tracks and weld the feet from my factory seats onto the fx4 ones, had no issues with the seat belts, had to re wire a bit for the air bag plug in but otherwise it really wasn't that bad

Just noticed your truck has a 07+ steering wheel/airbag setup. Did you add that in yourself?

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Old 06-24-2017, 01:37 PM
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Just noticed your truck has a 07+ steering wheel/airbag setup. Did you add that in yourself?

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Old 06-24-2017, 01:42 PM
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Nope, might be different being a Mazda but it's all atock 06 for that
Maybe I am wrong, 04-06 Mazdas and Rangers are on the airbag recall so I thought the Mazda bags would look similar to the Ford ones but I can't find any photos of one.



Guess I just know Fords better than Mazdas
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:07 AM
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Based on this thread I picked up some '87 Thunderbird Turbo Coup seats. They are NOT direct bolt-in. I had to grind out all the rivets in the seat brackets and take them apart so that I just had the mounting base part. Then I had to drill some holes to attach the brackets to the seat bottoms. The result is good though.

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