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Airbag sensors on 2008

I want to get some bucket seats and found a great deal on some explorer leather, fully electric seats.

The question I have is about the airbag sensor in the new rangers. I guess they sense if there is weight on the seat in order to activate the airbag on the passenger side. I am wondering if putting new seats in will mess this up. Is there any way to transfer the sensors to the new seats?

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haha... I don't know... I know my sensor was replaced 'cause something was faulty with it but I'd probably just call ford...
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yeah, maybe i wont even do this... i dont know. i really want expo seats and console, but i dont want to mess with the airbags or any other safety system.
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see where the sensor is, maybe its just a pressure button under the seat, pull it off and mount it on the other seat and try it.
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If you could figure out how to do it right the best thing I can think of is just have it always activated... as long as you never put a little one in the front seat (which honestly I don't think I would do even with the sensor) you should be fine... Since it doesn't void the warranty to ask I would probably still call...
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bet its like a mat built in the seat...

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well there is something under the pax seat that isnt on the drivers seat. its like flat piece of 3" x 3" plastic with 2 plugs coming out of it. i didnt really look that close, but i dont see how that can sense weight on the seat. thats the only difference between the 2 seats that i can see though.

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be great if you could get some 07+ Ford seats that would prolly work with our airbag system
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be great if you could get some 07+ Ford seats that would prolly work with our airbag system
yeah... they are so hard to find though! and even then, who knows if they would even "plug in"
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I know it isn't hard to remove the seat covers
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be great if you could get some 07+ Ford seats that would prolly work with our airbag system
I think the floor plan changed on the explorer and the seats got wider. I could be wrong but I thought only the 95-01 Explorer seats bolted into the Ranger's x-cab. The new ones I believe sit much higher too.

The problem is he would have to find Ranger 2007.5+ buckets and that will be hard until a few starting getting wrecked.
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