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Old 04-29-2017, 09:02 PM   #1
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Installed SVT Recaros in a non EAP car - airbag light

Guys, installed Recaros in my 2002 svtf today. Driver seat went in without problem, but the passenger seat is causing an airbag light. The wiring appears correct assuming there is not a short somewhere. Any ideas what could be causing the light? I did try swapping the seat belt latch and tensioner from the stock seats.

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I did this swap back in 2003 and don't remember any issues just plug and play.

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I did this swap back in 2003 and don't remember any issues just plug and play.

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Yah, I'm afraid the airbag itself is the issue.

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I was able to add the heated seat feature though by changing the center console and adding the switches. It's also plug and play. The wiring harness is already there and the fuse is already in place. That was a nice bonus. Plug in your old seat to see if the light goes off and that would help to confirm that the issue is in that particular seat.

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I was able to add the heated seat feature though by changing the center console and adding the switches. It's also plug and play. The wiring harness is already there and the fuse is already in place. That was a nice bonus. Plug in your old seat to see if the light goes off and that would help to confirm that the issue is in that particular seat.

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Yes I did that. Would it be easy to wire a switch in for heated seats?

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What car did you swap them into?
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What car did you swap them into?
02 SVTF

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Could be airbags. Were they bought from a crashed car? when I got mine the airbags were blown but already sowed up.
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Could be airbags. Were they bought from a crashed car? when I got mine the airbags were blown but already sowed up.
That's so not cool unless the person you bought them from told you.

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Unfortunately not, gotta give props to whoever repaired them, couldn't even tell looks OEM. I inspected them first hand before I purchased them to and that question didn't even cross my mind they looked so good.

Back to OPs problem:

There were a few things that I had to swap but I was going to an 05' ST.
Seat Position Sensor
Seatbelt Pretensioner
Airbag (obviously since they were blown)
Passenger Seat Sensor <-- You don't need to worry about this.

Now your airbag light should flash a number of times. See if you can cross reference that number with one on this list. Its a good starting point. Not sure if there is a more accurate or specific list to the focus than this one.
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