You will require at least the wiring to the seat, and switch in the door. If you have elect recline, you need the wiring for that too, but it runs with the main seat harness. Get the plugs. The best solution is the cross car harness. It starts at the front behind the kick panel on the driver's side, and goes to all four doors with wires for seats, lights, windows, and locks. It travels in a channel beside the driver's seat, and crosses the car under the front seats. Your upper level lights, and accessories connect at the base of the B pillar.
Why would you have to remove 8 door panels? When I retrofitted a power passenger seat into my previous '95 9C1 all I did was I got the connectors from both sides and just wired them up, and then ran the power straight to the underdash fusebox(which 9C1's have) and to a solid ground point. Only had to remove the passenger door panel so I could run the wires. - Peter
Sometimes its just better to start from scratch. Sure doing it the factory way is good and all, but sometimes its just easier to do it your own way. Like when installed cruise control on both of my cars. I just ran the wires the easiest way I could(Caprice through the oval grommet and the drivers side inner fender and on the Escort just drilling a hole under the dash for the wires and mounting the cruise electronics under the drivers side dash instead of the passenger side footwell(that era of Ford cruise control used a seperate brain box from the underhood unit)). I also did the same when I put in the auto-dim/compass/temp mirror into the escort, just ran stuff the easiest way I could. I intend to do the same when I put the cruise, Bravada overhead console, bravada floor shifter/console, and a few other things into my current Caprice. The factory way is good for the factory, user added just have to do it the easiest way. - Peter
I swapped out my power seat for a manual one and found that the setup I had only needed 2 wires to run it. The controls were on the seat rails instead of the doors so it would be a simple swap and only require swapping the seat rails and tapping into the power wires at the drivers seat.
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