Originally Posted by randman1
From my experimenting, the seat as a whole is not easily interchangable but the seat covers are to some extent. The backs are fully interchangable but the bottoms are slightly different. The fabric loop that holds the seatbelt close to the seat will now be on the other side. This means that you will see the loop when you open your dirver'* door and the seatbelt will hang out a little more.
As far as the electricals I can't say for certain. The air pump is under the passenger'* seat and the seat control module is under the driver'*. This alone makes for different electrical connections. Obviously you would have to remove the pump (I need one so if you decide to do the swap, I'll buy it) and install the seat module from the torn one. I don't know for sure if the connector going to the three motors is the right gender and pin-out. I'll research this a little further for you. To overcome the electrical issue though, you can remove the seat from the tracks. The air lines should be the same in either seat. There are only 4 bolts that fasten the seat to the tracks. Then you will only have to deal with the seatbelt loop thing. It'* not really bad. It should look OK.
Thanks Randman. I can see from your 'cardomain' site that you've done some extensive interior work on your '93 SSEi (and did a very nice job I might add!). This gave me pause with a few questions to boot...
Seat covers? Are you saying I might be able to change the back seat cover instead of the whole seat? How is that accomplished? The back of my seat is shot (in the lumbar area closest to the door - a typical spot for wear in most of the seats I've seen lately) but the bottom is in great shape (
What about swapping the WHOLE seat back (headrest and all) instead of just the seat cover? Do you think I'd be able to change the seat back with a good one... any issues here?
I'm not clear on what you mean by the 'fabric loop'. All I can see that would be an issue in replacing the whole seat (other that what you've described is UNDER the seat - a whole different issue than what I'm getting at here...) is the seat belt mechanism itself would be on the wrong side of the seat. I can't imagine that would be a show stopper to change out would it?
These are the questions I have so far... You're welcome to any extra parts I may have if I go through with this as you were the first to ask!