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Aftermarket seats

For the first two questions : No. Seats are made with dimensions to match the vehicle they are designed for. Finding “bolt-in” replacents needs research and, most likely, adaptor brackets or plates. ...
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Opel Astra J: passenger seat belt warning isn't working, does it affect airbags?

Yes, the passenger seat belt warning chime and the passenger present systems are linked. I can't speak about Opel directly, I'm familiar with Mazda and Honda. The way the passenger present systems ...
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Seat heater fuse at 12V even when ignition is off?

There are three fuses for the seat heater system 1) Passenger fuse box: Fuse 20, 7.5 amp. Supplies Seat heater control unit. 2) Passenger fuse box: Fuse 5, 15 amp. Supplies relay power pin. 3) ...
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Bench spring broken at 90' curve

While I realize this is on a curve, I like the idea of using a ferrule to clamp them into place together. I think the two ends are long enough to accept the ferrule with it keeping them in place. It ...
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Aftermarket seats

OEM seats, e.g. From a wrecking yard, could work... but this is a bit tricky. Seats will definitely swap between your same model and year, so if there is an up-level trim version of the seat, that ...
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Rubber ring near sway bar bushing

That looks to be like a broken lateral swaybar lock. It's supposed to keep the sway bar from moving side-to-side through the bushing (so that its only motion is torsional). You tend to see this in ...
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underseat lighting that goes on when door opens or with switch

You'll need a double-throw switch, i.e. one that can switch one output to either of two inputs. I'd get one with an off position as well (often labelled on-off-on in shops). Before wiring it up, you'...
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Can I fix the power seat in my ML430 myself?

Is your airbag warning light on? Especially if it is, you should check under the seat to see if any cables are unplugged - it could be as simple as that. There are also two 30amp fuses UNDER the ...
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How to quiet a noisy passenger seat?

It's almost impossible to say without knowing what is rattling, so you have to find out first. You could give it a few good shakes by hand when the car is stopped, if you can make the noise happen ...
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Installing after-market seats

Usually when someone is replacing seats it's because they want racing seats, so the safety and comfort features do not apply so you would put new seats in and leave the airbags and heaters off ...
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Find interior width of cars for three car seats

Most car websites will give your measures like rear seat shoulder room or rear seat hip room. That probably isn't going to be 100% helpful given that car seats tend to have bits and bobs that point ...
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Am I doing something wrong the way I'm entering/leaving my car?

Well, it's your brand new car, and thus you are extra gentle with her, but trust me, she is much tougher than you think. The plastics are built to bend and buckle, but not to break. It may seem that ...
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What can you expect after applying leather protection?

Well, this answer will be primarily opinion based, but I would say "general wear and tear" is whatever your butt can do to them. Which is basically anything mentioned except stains. Stains on leather ...
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Repair Hole In Seat

The easiest, and likely cheapest solution would be to buy an aftermarket seat cover. Most department stores (Fred Meyer, Walmart, etc) carry a variety in their automotive section. To keep the metal ...
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Repair Hole In Seat

Probably the easiest cheap solution is to replace either just the drivers seat or the full interior with one from a scrapped Explorer. I wouldn't expect the seats to be particularly expensive or hard ...
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Circuits for non existent devices

Yes you can, but make sure that there are no other devices connected to those circuits - often the legend in the fuse box is for the major item due to a lack of space. The handbook may give more ...
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2013 Ford Fusion - Power Seats only move on one side

I think you are going to have to get that seat out to be able to access the mechanism. Sounds like the motor is working, but whatever links the two rails has broken or come apart.
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2013 Ford Fusion - Power Seats only move on one side

It turned out that a piece of metal that connects the motor and rail was twisted right off. I do not know what it's called, and cannot find a product breakdown to identify it. This comes in part of a ...
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How to stow and go with the middle or 2nd row seats on 2017 Grand Caravan?

Either you have the stow 'n go feature or you don't, and I can see that you don't. Not all Dodge/Chrysler vans have this premium feature. You really can't just change the seats because the whole floor ...
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Aftermarket seats

If you bought your car used, perhaps the previous owner(s) were oversized or damaged the seat by how they sat in it or moved around. A replacement OEM seat, even used from a wrecking yard, might be ...
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What is the name of the resetting ratchet component found most often in head rests?

I have an Allsop Redmond Notebook Stand that uses a "positioning pawl with end release" at each pivot point. You can raise the tilt angle click-click 6 times. On the seventh click the ...
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Can a car seat be swapped for a more comfortable one

If you can't get any aftermarket supports etc to help with your seating position. The only other option is welding in a new set of rails for a different seat. If you have a welder of know someone who ...
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What is this under-seat part on a '99 GMC Sierra, and can it be repaired?

It would need to be welded. Much lower cost to get one at a salvage yard. I am sure there is no demand so it should be cheap if you can remove it yourself. I added a few power seats to GM cars from ...
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Tall driver, rearview mirror blocks windshield view

I'm 6'2" tall, so not short. I don't have that problem in my 2018 Silverado. My suggestion is you might want to get the driver's seat pedestal shortened. It would take someone with some skill ...
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(2004 Lincoln Navigator) How do I fix the side of the drivers seat?

It is referred to as Driver Side Front Seat Trim Panel Shield Left Hand. A simple search (2004 Lincoln Navigator lower seat trim) for this resulted in several suppliers. My guess is that it snaps ...
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How to pull out a stuck third row seat on a Volvo XC90 MY2007?

On 2007 Volvo XC90 when 3-rd row seat is collapsed, the bottom part of the seat is locked in place on the rails by two locks. When you lift the backrest up it pulls the cable which unlocks the left (...
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Seat occupancy sensor malfunction VW Jetta 2008

The airbag won't deploy. Because an inflating airbag is much more dangerous to children than to adults, seat sensors are used to determine if an adult is in the seat. If an adult is there, the ...
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Car seat re-foaming

Best place to get foam would probably be a furniture place that does refurbishment - and the foam should be fire resistant etc. Then you need to shape it, but you have the old ones to provide a ...
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Opel Astra J: passenger seat belt warning isn't working, does it affect airbags?

The "seatbelt buckled" sensor is not the ultimate decision on airbag deployment strategy. In fact, an unbuckled setbelt in some systems sets a condition for GREATER airbag deployment force on some ...
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Installing a 3rd row seat from a 3rd gen Explorer in a 2nd gen Explorer

It is not reasonable to do. 2nd gen had a raised rear deck with the spare tire stowed under the vehicle. Any add-on 3rd row seat would have to be for short children only. 3rd gen the floor is lower ...
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