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How easy would it be to put in SC seats (front) in a 97. I am also thinking of maybe putting in Mark VIII seats (front & back) but I figure that there will be much more work required. If anyone has pics could you please post them.

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should be easy...

I think that it's just bolt up if I'm not mistaken. I just put 95 seats in my 90 and it didn't require a thing to be moddified. Everything went right into place. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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SC Seats

A friend of mine was telling me that the SC seats have that bolster option. Where on the lower back area inflates. I was thinking the wiring would then be different.
 

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nope

all the wiring requires is the plug for the power which is already there, the rest of the seats functions are contained within the seats.
 

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So a regular power seat will hook up to the SC seat? As long as the plug is there for the seat?

-Andy "Melon"
 

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Melon said:
So a regular power seat will hook up to the SC seat? As long as the plug is there for the seat?

-Andy "Melon"
Um... huh why would hook up a seat to a seat? lol

Coming up from the floorboard you have power wires.

These go into a connector that goes to the motor and to the switches themselves.

The switches then go to the motor.
 

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Smarta$$ hehe

And that explains why seat interchangeability is good. I'll be swapping SC seats in hopefully in a month or so and want to know how hard it would be. Sounds very easy. Thanks.

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Melon said:
Smarta$$ hehe

And that explains why seat interchangeability is good. I'll be swapping SC seats in hopefully in a month or so and want to know how hard it would be. Sounds very easy. Thanks.

-Andy "Melon"
Sorry it was late and I was having problems reading that to figure out what you wanted to do. :D

And yes, if you have the power wires on both sides it's a lot easier than trying to swap out the switches while the seats are still in the car. *grumbles about Ford techs who apparently have three or more really thin hands to get to those things*
 

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Not like I'm real lazy or anything, but is it possible to put arm rests on a 96 Bird? Do SC seats have arm rests, or do I have to go somewhere to find them. If it's possible, I'd like to add on my own arm rests that can move up (for when I don't want to use the arm rests) and down (for when I do want to use the arm rests) to my current front seats in my car. I believe in total relaxation while driving down the road, just not too relaxed. After that all I'm missing is a small cooler to carry my beverages (not alcohol, dont worry) and a flat panel TV. Then I could live in my car. :D (Joke)
Anyone have any ideas? TIA
 

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You would have to fabricate something to the frame of the seats to support arm rests, the SC seats don't have them. I think the last time I saw a car come with arm rests was in the 70's
 

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Re: SC Seats

EPTX80 said:
A friend of mine was telling me that the SC seats have that bolster option. Where on the lower back area inflates. I was thinking the wiring would then be different.
That is lumbar support. The SC seats do have it. The bolsters you speak of look like this:


These are SHO seats, but are almost exactly the same (just don't tilt foreward). You can clearly see the bolsters on the sides of the front seats. These are power adjustable, and they close in on you nicely. You can focus more on steering and shifting than holding yourself from sliding across the seat.
 

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There you go

I was trying to think of the word for the longest time. Lumbar support. Gat it. Wow I didnt know the bolsters worked like that. That makes me want to put them in even more.
 

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Hooking up the wiring from SC seats....

EPTX80 said:
How easy would it be to put in SC seats (front) in a 97. I am also thinking of maybe putting in Mark VIII seats (front & back) but I figure that there will be much more work required. If anyone has pics could you please post them.

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to to a non SC wiring harness takes 10 seconds with compatible
connectors - 5 minutes if you have to splice +/+ and -/-
together.

http://members.tccoa.com/magerthom/scseats3.jpg

It's really easy - Good Luck,
 

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Hooking up the wiring from SC seats....

EPTX80 said:
How easy would it be to put in SC seats (front) in a 97. I am also thinking of maybe putting in Mark VIII seats (front & back) but I figure that there will be much more work required. If anyone has pics could you please post them.

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to to a non SC wiring harness takes 10 seconds with compatible
connectors - 5 minutes if you have to splice +/+ and -/-
together.

<img src=http://members.tccoa.com/magerthom/scseats3.jpg>

It's really easy - Good Luck,
 

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Looks good Mager. Are both the driver and passenger side electric? The reason I ask is because in my 97 the passenger side is not electric.

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The wiring for a power....

passenger seat is there even if you have one that's mechanical.
 

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Mager Thom...

Originally posted by MagerThom
<img src=http://members.tccoa.com/magerthom/scseats3.jpg>

Is that your interior? If it is, those are nice seats. What did you do to your dash by your shifter?
 

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I hadn't replaced the

console top when I took the picture and, yes, it
is mine, thanks.
 
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