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Old 09-30-2009, 01:19 PM
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Default Need help quick! Power seats

I am at the junk yard now and found an explored with leather seats that are immaculate. Driver side seat is power. How hard is it to add power seats to a truck that is currently with mehanical seats? I don't care if I use the power functions on them or not as long as I Will be able to move them manually somehow. Thanks for the help
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:22 PM
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should be able to just swap out tracks to make it work.. i think i really dont know tho
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ya, it can get tough to get the tool to fit in the slot,
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:24 PM
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But to control the seats is what I need. For example the battery is dead on this explored and it is difficult to get to the rear bolts because I can't move the seat forward. Want to be able to adjust position of the seat after they are installed
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:29 PM
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then take the wiring harness with you... atleast for the seats...
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I noticed something else about the seats that are different. the electrical connectors under the seat are different. The gray one is what my truck has now. the yellow one is what the explorer I want to pull seats from has. Can I do anything about this? would it be ok to splice the new connector onto my existing wire?

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Old 09-30-2009, 04:53 PM
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Ye syou can do what you like. Cut them and solder, (not good for later removal) use aftermarket bullet connectors, use connectors intended for another thing off the Exp.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:42 PM
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DO NOT plug in ANY power to that yellow connector, it's for the seat mounted air bags.
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^^^ thank you glad someone caught that. all you need is a ground and a positive 12v to power the seats. did you grab the other side of the gray plug so you can put them together? and wire off the other side so you can disconnect the seats if you want to take them out?

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if he would swap seat tracks he would loss the power options of the seat. all he will need to do is drill out the holes for the seat bolts for 1/2 inch IIRC and get a positive 12v source and a ground and his seats will work. i will do a write up on this weekend when i install mine
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DO NOT plug in ANY power to that yellow connector, it's for the seat mounted air bags.
yes, its the connector for the seatbelt pretensioner. I just want to make the connector on the seat couple with the connector coming out of the floor.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:13 PM
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I promise you if you plug 12 volts to that connector you will be buying another seat.
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^^^ thank you glad someone caught that. all you need is a ground and a positive 12v to power the seats. did you grab the other side of the gray plug so you can put them together? and wire off the other side so you can disconnect the seats if you want to take them out?

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if he would swap seat tracks he would loss the power options of the seat. all he will need to do is drill out the holes for the seat bolts for 1/2 inch IIRC and get a positive 12v source and a ground and his seats will work. i will do a write up on this weekend when i install mine
Downey, i will get the connectors from the explorer so i can wire the power seats. of course, this is assuming i can change the connectors for the pretensioners. thats the big issue now. I do not see any reason why changing connectors would be bad. worse case i throw an airbag code and the system is inoperable. BTW, my pretensioners need to be replaced anyway due to a previous airbag deployment, so they are inoperable now anyway

As far as the power for the seats, i think i can get it. i read somewhere someone using the power window fuse for it, assuming it is wired from the engine compartment to the fuse panel. I do not have power windows, so I dont see why not. I am going to look more into that. Thanks for the coming writeup! i look forward to it.
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I promise you if you plug 12 volts to that connector you will be buying another seat.
so i will not be able to hook up the pretensioners again. at all. ever? i am not trying to hook the power seats through the yellow connector. i know what it is for. I want to take the gray connector that was hooked up to my old pretensioners, and cut that connector off to put the yellow one on so that i can hook up the pretensioner again on the new seats.

bringing 12v for the power seats and the yellow connector that belongs to the pretnsioner are two separate issues.
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yeah i cant really tell you much more about the wiring until i do mine and i dont have my truck here to look at its at home 100 miles away so have to wait till then
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I dont know how site admin or the owners feel about posting thread from other forums, but i found this thread on ford truck enthusiasts. Please delete this if it is not welcome

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/19...h-console.html

This covers center console install and power seats install. seems pretty thorough to me.
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I dont know how site admin or the owners feel about posting thread from other forums, but i found this thread on ford truck enthusiasts. Please delete this if it is not welcome
This forum exists to help people, if you're linking to a thread from another forum to helps members here then of course it's allowed.
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