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First post here, so I'll go ahead and introduce myself.

I'm Kaleb, and I live in/near Warsaw, Indiana. I'm 29, married, one young kid, and sucker for wagons. Especially if they come with a manual transmission.

In case anybody is wondering, yes, I play the hammered and mountain dulcimers. I've used this handle all over teh intarwebs.

I managed to "steal" a manual 2007 ZXW. I only paid $1750 US. It's actually a Canadian car. It has 370,000 kilometers. (About 230,000 miles, for us Yanks.) It appears to be in relatively great shape. It was undercoated, and as a result, there's very little rust on the underside. There's no rust to speak of on the body.

I have a few things to fix on it, but nothing that keeps it from being my DD. I am getting a C1947 code, which is the seat position sensor. Now, I can tell from the upholstery that the driver's seat was replaced (with that many kilomiles, no wonder why). But I'm just wondering where and how I should start troubleshooting this.
 

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Are you also getting an airbag light? It could mean that the seat originally had an airbag and the replacement seat doesn't have an airbag in it.
 

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Yes, I'm getting an airbag light. How could I tell if the previous seat had an airbag? Would the passenger seat have one?
 

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Yes passenger would as well if they were stock to that.

Seat position sensor on my earlier one sits near the left rail underneath & senses when the seat is close to the wheel by it's coming over a flat metal plate as the seat is moved forward. Wiring underneath could easily be damaged both in swapping seats & by shoving things beneath.

I'd start by looking it over to check for damaged wiring, and if the connector to the seat matches the harness connector it should be attached to.
 

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I just looked under the seat, and while the connector looks like it is connected, the seat says it was made in 2002. Is there any way I can defeat the system?
 
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