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Old 04-04-2011
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Instaling power seats Help needed

Well i came across a great deal on some explorer Eddie Bauer leather seats that are power. They have one small tear in them but for the price i will deal with it until i can find the seats i really want.

I need to know how to wire it up tho not sure where i should get the power from i figured i could just ground them to one of the seat bolts.

Would i need to run a wire from the battery?
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Old 04-11-2011
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There is info on the site about the wiring but it should be two wires, power and ground.

The power IMHO should come from the Battery, 12 gauge wire with a 20 amp fuse, MAX.
Run the power wire to one seat than jump to the other.
Grounds, most people use the body of the truck, I like to run a separate ground from the battery.

Wiring is just two wires BLK - Ground and Blk/Wht - Power.
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Old 04-12-2011
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I ran the power to my seats off the 12V accessory port on the radio bezel (ran the wire through an Explorer center console). It was the highest current rated circuit. I think it has a 25A fuse and its only for the port.
I grounded mine to a seat bolt. Make sure you put enough slack on the wires so they don't break when moving the seat back and forth and up and down.

One thing you will notice is that the seat will move slower when the car is off. This is because the voltage slightly increases when on because of the alternator.

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Wired mine the same way.

Works great.

Just remember you have power all the time, not switched power.
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