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Old 05-17-2005, 01:40 AM   #31
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That isn't an SES, unless you changed the shift knob, the SES doesn't come with the red stitching on the shift knob, only the steering wheel. :p
It's an SES

I HAD a ST shift knob (with the red stitching) in there for that one day/night & then took it out the next day & sold it.

I went back to my smooth black leather knob (that used to come in the Cougars):
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:48 AM   #32
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Found this in the 2005 Ford Brochure for the Focus:
(talking about the gel pad/sensor)

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Old 08-24-2005, 04:46 PM   #33
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Both my ST and my Five Hundred have that airbag sensor in the seat, but my Ranger has a key switch to turn off the passenger air bag.
I'm not sure, but I think that you could use a switch instead of the seat sensor for the pass airbag.
Any Ford Techs care to answer this? Because this is going to be a big issue with all the seat swaps that Focus owners do.
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Old 08-24-2005, 07:33 PM   #34
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Right...I hear what you're saying
I guess you would have to find where the wires go for that sensor and figure it out, but I wouldn't wanna do that and don't know how to do it.

But as of right now....I think this is the only way to do it.
I transferred the sensor to my Recaro seats when I got rid of the SVT seats and it's still all working properly.
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:00 PM   #35
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you're the man. i ran into the same problem putting svt seats into my 06. i will try to apply your advice. thanks for paving the way!
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:06 AM   #36
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I'm still waiting to find a smoking deal on EAP SVT seats, like somebody else I know :)
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:12 AM   #37
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those seats are comfy, arent they?
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:39 PM   #38
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So I followed the advice from this thread, and I now have my front svt seats in. The only thing is that the "airbag off" light comes on when no one is sitting in it. I believe that's because there must be a crinkle of foam or something that's putting pressure on the gel insert sensor. I'll have to fix that eventually, but it's ok for now because when someone's actually sitting in the passenger's seat the "airbag off" light shuts off, so I know the sensor's working. Here's a link to some pics...

http://www.picturetrail.com/uid4767436" target="_blank"><B>Visit My Trail</B></a>]pics

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Old 07-27-2006, 11:39 PM   #39
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So I followed the advice from this thread, and I now have my front svt seats in. The only thing is that the "airbag off" light comes on when no one is sitting in it. I believe that's because there must be a crinkle of foam or something that's putting pressure on the gel insert sensor. I'll have to fix that eventually, but it's ok for now because when someone's actually sitting in the passenger's seat the "airbag off" light shuts off, so I know the sensor's working.
Ok...I know I am new and all and bringing this thread back from the dead......but isn't that how the sensor is suppsoed to work??? If no one is in the seat, or if they are small (child) isn't the airbag supposed to be off?

Oh and I wanted to say....To the OP, props on doing the swap right.
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:49 AM   #40
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I believe it's supposed to only be off if there is a small amount of weight in the seat (cause then it thinks there is a child in the seat who will get his or her head /neck injured if they get hit with an air bag)...
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