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Old 02-25-2008, 11:25 AM   #7
mjmallon
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Originally Posted by CaysE View Post
Wait a second... you shouldn't have to cut anything. All of the two-wire plugs pop out of the main connector harness, so you should be able to swap them to the correct locations on the non-SVT harness.
Hey CaysE, are you sure that works on the regular focus seat connectors? That may not be the case, at least on the base LX sedans.

The plugs that were in my car, were the "square type" in my diagram, and there was no way they'd plug in to the svt/recaro seats, which used the "rectangular type."

In addition, the wires may be removable from the SVT seats, but they weren't from my stock connectors, so, you'd have to be willing to remove the electrical connector entirely from your stock seats, and swap the non-svt seat connector onto the svt seats to make it work without cutting anything.

I found it easier to just cut the harnesses out of the car (since I had the recaro harnesses with the seats) and splice the recaro's in, but of course, YMMV.

Either way, I managed to get everything that I needed to work, working (I didn't bother wiring the side airbags, since my car didn't have them stock, and I don't feel like messing with them) by doing what I posted above.

cheers,

-- michael
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