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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 works, is by using a weight sensor in the seat. The weight sensor senses below 20 kilos and above 40 kilos. If something is on the seat that is below 20 kilos ...


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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) Driver side fuse box: Fuse 26, 7.5 amp. Supplies to relay control coil. Some have power key off, some do not.


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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. The wirng will probably not be compatible but might just work if you equate the pin- outs, but that is a big “might”... Have you looked at aftermarket seats - ...


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I wanted to fit the brackets on the smaller seat, behind the drivers side (in a UK, right hand drive car). For my late 2005 model Focus, Mark II I think, UK registration "XX54" there was nothing on the door side hinge to lever up with a screwdriver (as per many instructions out there), instead the back seats came out according to these instructions on the ...


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It does sound fairly typical that these things come with no instructions. Your car manual should have information on isofix, but failing that, I found the following information on a post by Phil on www.focusowners.com - which seems like a forum you would want to look at for Ford Focus specifics. Have a read of the full post over there. Key info from the ...


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I was doing some searching along these lines today and found something that you may be interested in. It is a transparent vinyl repair tape that has a very high rating on Amazon, and is relatively inexpensive. It's called NRS Tear-Aid Patch. Another approach, though not perfect, is to: Cut away the frayed edges Get some dark brown upholster's thread Get a ...


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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 really doesn't matter if they line up perfectly, the idea is to keep them together so there is mutual support between the two ends. The ferrule should do the job ...


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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 will plug right in, aside from things like one being a power seat and the other not, They are also very likely to work for nearby model years that are the ...


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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 the aftermarket for increasing suspension performance, like here.


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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 you should be able to narrow it down. Then at that point it just becomes a matter of either a proper fix (tightening bolts, resetting springs, replacing worn ...


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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 fuse box in the engine compartment. If the seat just stopped working completely it could be one of those. You have to unbolt the fuse box cover and look down by ...


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For fitting ISOFIX (LATCH in the US) to a European Mk2 Ford Focus (2005-2010) my steps were as follows. Note that this is for a UK-registered vehicle with the single-split rear seat behind the driver. No removal of seat belts or any other bolts should be required. Disclaimer - this is my DIY attempt, I'm not a qualified mechanic so please only carry the ...


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I own a SEAT Alhambra, which is quite similar. This is something I looked into before buying the car as I thought I might want to do it. The 2nd row seats in my car are apparently (i.e. I have not actually done it) removable by unscrewing four Torx bolts. However, I believe that the Sharan is slightly different, in that it has 2nd row side airbags. Removal ...


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The part you are looking for is either called a release lever or a recline knob ... I don't know which, so you'll have to figure which one you need. You may want to call the company and figure out which one is correct for your needs.


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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'll need to check your car's wiring diagram to see how the existing interior lights are wired - you'll need to do yours the same way. It will depend if the ...


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Most auto parts stores carry some sort of vinyl repair kit. They consist of a liquid that air dries. In your case you may want to tape the edges leaving some of the tear exposed while the repaired area dries, then move the tape and repeat the process until the entire tear is repaired. You could also make a patch and glue it to the seat with the repair ...


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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 seats is pretty darn rare unless they are not coated or you somehow managed to spill something extremely nasty, so usefulness of this "lifetime protection" is ...


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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 out in weird ways (they aren't cubical child pods, after all). That said, if you lay the seats next to each other with enough separation to adjust belts, you ...


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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 the plastic is going to break, but in normal circumstances, like the one you mentioned, it will never break. However, for your peace of mind, you can try taking ...


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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 from wearing through that as well, I'd cover it in some scrap fabric and duct tape. If you're looking for a more permanent solution, then I'd follow Steve's ...


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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 to come by. You could even potentially upgrade to leather interior. As an alternative, buy some bondaweb and a small amount of fabric, cut to a size that's ...


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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 repair kit in the Motor Assy - Seat Adjuster - Part #: MM1179 (14547) set: https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us/small-motors/motor-assy-seat-adjuster-7865863-1


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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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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 detail or the vehicle manual. Edit: The owner's manual can give more detail compared to the lid of the fuse box, this image is from the Jaguar X-type owner's manual ...


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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 system is different. Sorry there is no "fix" for this. Generally, if you have a 2nd row bench seat, then you don't have this feature. Though it's possible you ...


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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 an improvement over what you've got now.


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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 can properly weld. You can then fit any necessary adjustment/riser blocks to the vehicles floor. Then mark up the new seats runner holes, and tap some new ...


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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 instead of flat deck all the way back behind the 2nd row. It just won't work unless you were to cut the legs off then people are essentially sitting on ...


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Here you go. Installation is the Reverse of Removal. The seat cushion just lifts up. Rear Seat-Back Removal and Installation Tonneau Cover (For Some Models) Remove the tonneau cover (A). Fig 1: Removing Tonneau Cover Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Cargo Floor Cover Remove the cargo floor cover (A). Fig 2: Removing Cargo Floor Cover ...


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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 pattern. Take care removing the covers... Edit update : Just a thought here, I just trod on my daughter's gym mat (1m wide 2m long) and it is a high density foam - ...


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