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99 to 04 seat connectors

i just put 03 fx4 seats in my truck and they have a different connector thing on the bottom thats supposed to plug into the plug coming out of the floor of the truck. I noticed they are different connectors.
What should i do with this? I just left it unplugged and nothing rare happened and drove fine. Is it bad to leave it just hanging?

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on my truck, that is for the airbag. it senses the wieght in the pax seat to turn on and off the airbag automatically. It also has something to do with the seatbelt pretensioner, but Im not sure.
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my airbag light doesnt stay on after i start the truck and my seatbelt tightens up when i pull it quickly but i have no idea lol
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my airbag light doesnt stay on after i start the truck and my seatbelt tightens up when i pull it quickly but i have no idea lol
I think the older Rangers had a manual switch to turn on and off the pax airbag.

the pretensioners are different than just the seatbelt holding you down. it has something to do with when youre in an accident, they get even tighter... i have no idea really lol. Also might be for the seatbelt warning chime. It beeps if youre not buckeld up.
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the plug is for the pretensioners. You should be able to unbolt your stock ones, and they might bolt right up to the 04seats. I'm not sure if anything changed major in 04 besides the seats being taller.

The pretensioners tighten up the seat belt if you're in a crash...I'd try to keep them for your,and other people's safety.
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my seatbelt chime never worked since i bought the truck and the light never stays on either lol i prob never had it working since ive had it. and my seatbelt does tighten up like if you pull on it really fast it just stops and wont go further even if i pull as hard as i can so i dunno....the plugs im talkin bout are the electrical ones i dunno how you would unbolt it but i haven't checked..
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and my seatbelt does tighten up like if you pull on it really fast it just stops and wont go further even if i pull as hard as i can so i dunno....the plugs im talkin bout are the electrical ones i dunno how you would unbolt it but i haven't checked..
like me and Grant said, the pretensioners are different than the inertial reel that locks the belt when you jerk it. anyway, i wouldnt ride in your truck without them hooked up properly.
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o well im leaving it i don't want to mess with it unless its done correctly

and to begin with, my passenger seat in my truck has no wire going to it anyway just driver seat

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the newer truck have diferent and newer technology in the seat belts. I think your truck would be just fine with out it. Before all this computer crap that's how seatbelts worked they tightened up when jerked on. I doubt your pretentioners have any wires running to them.

Again I say your truck is old enough not to worry about it.
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thats what i am thinking too because my passenger one doesn't even have anything running to them, my airbag light isn't on, and my seatbelt light isn't on either lol all bulbs work because when i start the truck, they light up and go away after the beeping is done.
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I NEED HELP ON THIS TOPIC ALSO. I PUT BUCKET SEATS (PASS SIDE ELECTRIC) FROM A 95 EXT CAB INTO A 01 EXT CAB. THE 01 HARNESS HAS WIRING WITH 4 PRONG CONNECTORS THAT PLUGGED INTO EACH OF THE ORIG 60/40 BENCH SEATS. (2 QTY)
THE SEATS FROM THE 95 HAVE A TWO PRONG CONNECTOR GOING TO EACH SEAT, ALONG WITH A TWO PRONG CONNECTOR GOING TO THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEATBELT (CLIP). THE TWO PRONG CONNECTOR TO THE DRIVERS SEAT SEEMS TO BE A GROUND WIRE AND A DOUBLE WIRED POSITVE AT 12 VOLTS.
THE SEATBELT/AIRBAG ALARM IS IN AND FLASHING-NO AUDIBLE ALARM.
CAN I DO SOME JUMPERING TO EITHER ENABLE ALL FUNCTIONS OR DEFEAT THE ALARM(S) ?
PLEASE HELP AND THANKS.
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