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Old 02-15-05, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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STOKED!!! Power passanger seat in L model! (DIY for 150bucks)

AFter many hours at looking at the wires and harness' on the seat and car, I hate Acura/Honda even more. There are soo many extra wires that are POINTLESS. <-- my vent

DIY power passanger seat:

Step 1: Buy a used power passanger seat. (junkyard or car-part.com)
Get the cheapest one you can. All you need are the chairs electronics.

Step 2: With your new power seat, switch out your cusions/leather and put them on your newly obtained power chair. (clean it and lube up the motor rails)

Step 3. Place the power seat into your car. The ONE and only harness you will work with is this Brown one (circled in green):

(YOU DONT NEED THE PURPLE ONE)

Step 4: Unbolt your drivers passanger seat and look for the BROWN harness. You will be tapping off this one.


Step 5. splice the BLACK one and White w/ red line. Then get 2 wires that are 4ft long each. Connect each one and crimp it.



Step 6. Now that it is connected, run the 4ft of wire under your carpet, through the console and under your carpet to the passanger side.

Step 7. You will connect the ends of these wires to the associated color.
The BLACK drivers side connects to the BLACK passangers side
The White w/ red drivers side connects to the White w/ red passanger side.

In my illustration, I had the connector. You will have to Crimp the wires together. I recommend you buy a connector incase you ever have to remove the seat.



Step 8. TRY IT OUT!!!! Power passanger seat
a. drivers side does not control passanger side
b. passanger seat does not have UP/DOWN feature
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You rule!!!

I'm gonna save this to my hard drive just in case...


by the way what was the other connector for?...heated seats? hehe
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That is nice, I'm saving that to my DIY's documents.
That would be sick.

Gotta a question though.

By any power seat? wut type of seat? a used power seat of any car? thanks!
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great. i done it too and i tap the power from cigarate lighter. also pleace keep on mid if you getting only power tracks for your L seat , the plastic trim on the side will not align with the new tracks. so batter off is get the whole seat.
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(*#@&%*#@%(&* I wish I had known this before I cut my passenger-side leather to fit around the manual adjuster. Nice DIY though!
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That is nice, I'm saving that to my DIY's documents.
That would be sick.

Gotta a question though.

By any power seat? wut type of seat? a used power seat of any car? thanks!
off of any legend LS. There are no other cars that I know of that fit our leather and cushions.
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Kudos to the man with the plan.....

This is what makes this foum the best. Guys like you thinking out of the box and then showing how to get it done. I can't thank you enough. And word to anyone else with tips and full explanations (pics are great too), lets get those great ideas together!
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Not sure - maybe they use the same fuse in the LS anyway, but I wouldn't adjust both seats at the same time as that would pull quite a bit of power and if it wasn't meant for it, it might blow easily.

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good idea for the guys rolling in "L's", yes indeed thats what keeps our forum going. Real neat idea, not that hard.





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The other cable connector is likely for the memory, it would be interesting to see if the memory buttons made both seats move lol...
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You rule!!!
I'm gonna save this to my hard drive just in case...
by the way what was the other connector for?...heated seats? hehe
The other connectors are for the forward/back, recline, and heat. The main power source did the trick. Acura tried to hard.

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That is nice, I'm saving that to my DIY's documents.
That would be sick.Gotta a question though.

By any power seat? wut type of seat? a used power seat of any car? thanks!
The one I used was off a Heated power GS model sedan. Any passanger power seat will work. (coupe/sedan seats differ)

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great. i done it too and i tap the power from cigarate lighter. also pleace keep on mid if you getting only power tracks for your L seat , the plastic trim on the side will not align with the new tracks. so batter off is get the whole seat.
Agreed, get the whole chair.

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Not sure - maybe they use the same fuse in the LS anyway, but I wouldn't adjust both seats at the same time as that would pull quite a bit of power and if it wasn't meant for it, it might blow easily.

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Yeah, I don't recommend adjusting both at the same time. This method is taking up some juice.

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good idea for the guys rolling in "L's", yes indeed thats what keeps our forum going. Real neat idea, not that hard.


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Took me so long to figure that out. I traced ALL the wires. ended up only using 2. I'm kindof mad beacuse it was so simple


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The other cable connector is likely for the memory, it would be interesting to see if the memory buttons made both seats move lol...
I removed the door panel to trace the memory seat button. (5 pin). They changed color on me so could not figure out exactly what happened. The drivers side seat does have a "seat main relay". I think that stores the memory.


Thanks for the comments guys
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The other connectors are for the forward/back, recline, and heat. The main power source did the trick. Acura tried to hard.
You mean up/down, recline & heat for the 2nd connector right? not forward back...you should figure out how to get heated seats to work
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You mean up/down, recline & heat for the 2nd connector right? not forward back...you should figure out how to get heated seats to work
My GS seat does have the heated seat pads installed. But i'm not sure how the power inverter works. Plus I have to connect it to the OEM seat heater switches.
So instead, in the near future, ganna buy aftermarket heated seat and connect them to the OEM heater buttons.

EDIT: the other harness was used for all those options.

I could tap off the main power supply, connect them to the OE seat heater switches and my passanger side would have heat. But then I don't get to use it
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how do you control the seat going back and forth? great diy i am printing this out and saving it to the hard drive.
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