Originally Posted by suss6052
I'm happy that you feel like you've accomplished something, but its not quite as safe as you say, at least not per the factory service manual stating that at least for the passenger seat the sensor and the heater pad have to be replaced as a unit and not separately, so that is a potential safety risk you're ignoring. I do hope your pads work better than the factory ones with the cloth fabric because the stock ones seem to have issues and ford hides behind the normal operating characteristic for most flaws on the car.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll do some testing with weights to verify the sensor function before I have a passenger there. Still, how would adding a pad affect this any differently then if someone was wearing thick pants, like snow pants?