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Old 04-21-2005, 08:54 AM   #11
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This is a little tricky and hard to explain, but you do need to swap out the seatbelts. I found out the hard way after I put mine in. Right now Im having a hard time thinking if they are attached to anything special, but you will need vice grips/needle nose plyers/and some type size of socket and wratched. The "bolt" you got to unscrew is very thin and hard to get a grip on it. No need to change anything on your car! Talking about rails, I switched mine out from the previous bench I had. I took off the drivers side and slapped it on the new leather drivers side, and used the same seat controls and everything. Im assuming your controls are the same? (as far as location and features, there just leather now?) If you need me to take some pics I can, but I got to head into work now. Ohh, and if you got access to air tools, use them! If your car was like mine, there are gonna be some rusty spots. And the seat belt bolt going through the car (nut is under the car) can be a pain to get out. Its a good two hour job at least, especially if your doing it by yourself. Using ramps makes it a lot easier though. I will check back in this evening, hope everything goes smoothly for ya
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Thanks, so far I have taken out two sets of seats and know the pain of getting to the bolts. Your info was helpful but new questions rise. My original seats have no power at all and the leather seats are 9 way powered. When you say rails are you talking about the ones that connects to the floor with the single torx screw or the one that have the other six nuts and bolts? Other than that I have those tools that you mentioned assembly in the car just want to be sure of which bolt to attack.
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Hooking up power to the seats I have no idea how to start it. When I got my leathers, they were exactly the same, except they were buckets instead of the bench. If your like me, your going to have a gap between the seats if you have a column shifter. The rails your talking about are connected together I believe. Just keep them on the same unit and disconect them from the seat, though without having power allready your going to have to splice into a power source if there aint a connection there allready. Im not really the person to talk to about that. I think Randman has done something like that though.
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I'm going to have to figure out how to post with pictures, cause I think this is going to require major surgery
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i asked this question awhile back and i was told that the wire would already be there even without the power seats to start with.....i just recently had my interior out and there wasn't any...unless they are just up in the dash....good luck

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I think I'll be ok with wiring, I took everything that went with the seats and have had no problems with any of the functions. You just have to power and ground each seat and the controls. There is one grey wire that I asked about in elec. thread but so far no replies. My problem is just the seat belts which all work has been postponed due to rain. It wouls be great if the wiring was already there.
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Well, looks as though I've made a break through . Seeing that I could not swap the seat rails, I looked and found that if I removed one rivet and 10mm nut I would be able to swap just the seat belt rail which holds the clip. This does not compromise the integerity of the belt because the torx screw to the floor is what secures it. I will replace the rivet with a bolt and maybe some jbweld for security. I know pictures would help, but I don't know how to put them in a post. I don't think I would reccomend this procedure, but I'm pretty determined to get this car they way I want it. It might seem crazy but its worth the risk even though I only paid 50 bucks for the entire set.
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