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Old 09-26-2003, 01:39 PM   #1
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In order to extend the life of the driver'* side leather, I intend to rotate the front seats (9-way power buckets, console)... left to right, right to left. The passenger side gets almost no wear, anyway.

I intend to do the 94 now and the 97 in a year or two.


As near as I can tell, the two seats are absolutely identical, except for those little plastic kick panels on the door-side of each seat, and they will be removable.

So I am assuming:..., six bolts each seat, undo the electrical plugs, reverse and install

Anybody got any reason why I shouldn't be able to do this?
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plugs are the same? seats arnt connected to the consel?
why isnt the passanger side gettin any wear??
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Hey, PM me on this....I can do some verification for you. Not a bad idea. It would work for me, but I have an aftermarket heater in my seat, not the other. Summertime, I might do this!
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I had mine out a while ago to install headted seats. There was some differences betwen the two. Ithink one of them is how trhe seatbelt mounts. You may need to rip into the seat mountings a ways to swap them. Also I think (but only 50/50 on this one) that the mounting bolts were different between them.

You might be able to get away with just swapping the leather seating surface. It takes a little longer but you won't have to deal with any mounting issues then.
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I would say go to an automobile upholstry place. They are able to give you another cushion for the seats and maybe refurbish the leather maybe? Thas what I am going to do when I get my money right.
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so basically the swap isnt is simple as un bolting and unplugging the harness from underneath?? i would do it as well if it works correctly.
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And Bill'* magic book says.......sorry bud. No go.

Different adjuster tracks on the left and right. Only way to do this is to remove the upholstery and swap it. Not really as hard as it sounds, (I've had mine off just like Gordy for the heated seat install), but it'* best to do with the seats removed from the car.
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how much to add heat? for the element and a rest of the kit?
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how much to add heat? for the element and a rest of the kit?
I did it for about $100 a seat. Kits came fully equiped and I installed them myself.I did both front seats and placed the switches between then in the center consol.
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Hmm.. I mite have to do that.. sence Im not plaining on a newer GM lux. untill spring...
Could you dig up the place where you got them? I take it its just a heating element wrapped in tinfoil(well not exactly tinfoil but yeah...)?
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