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I'm going to buy some stuff off of a parts car my wagon has a manual passenger seat


do I just need the seat frame and the switches on the door panel? or will I need tome wiring too?
 

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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.
 

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thanks Now I have to decide if I wanna go threw all that trouble to make a passenger seat mor comfortable I might take a look at the pluggs and see about wiring just the seat frame in

the doner car is filthy every where inside and I'm not in the mood to have to remove 8 door panels lol
 

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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
 

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I ment remove 8 door panels to pull the whole cross car harness I'm gonna do what you did with your car

if we have time i"m gonna pull the seat frame and controll panel, along with some other interior goodies like the dash pad, sunvisors, havac control,
 

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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
 

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I'll let you all know how it turns out
 
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