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Old 11-11-2008
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Explorer Leather Seats...

So I picked up a pair of leather seats today, and I did a search here on how to wire them up. The best one that I found so far was for the charcoal gray ones in one members truck. I was wondering if there are any other how-to's on here or other Ranger forums. They aren't the heated ones. Do i need to pick up a relay or anything or just fuse the line?
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Old 11-12-2008
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You will need a constant fused power source. You can use the power distribution box under the hood. There is a lug on the front under a little plastic cover. That has constant power. Put an inline fuse in to. I think the fuse needs to be 25 amps per seat. I used 12guage wire and powered each seat separately. Solder and shrink tube all of your connections you don't want to have a problem and have a fire. I hope this helps
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Somewhat. I am looking at getting some new leather covers before install. Any Good write-ups around? And just fused lines?
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Yea just fused for constant power. Mine are heated but the colors should be the same. I have a diagram I am looking at for the seats. The Black/White is power and the Black is ground on the connector. My seats are out of a 2001 Explorer. I grounded the seats on a ground I found under the carpet on the driver side. I ran the wires from the passenger side along the bump in the floor where the pre-tensioner wires run. I then intersected those with the driver side wires and ran it along the trans. tunnel with another group of wires. Then out the firewall. The pre-tensionor is the seat belt buckle. The connectors are yellow. Don't mess with those. You will have to swap the buckles onto the new seats to prevent the air-bag light being on all the time. Also so the pre-tensionor works properly. If you have anymore questions just ask, hopefully I can answer them.

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I know that this is an old thread, but how did you get power from the power distribution block to inside the vehicle? I looked and did not see a grommet that passes through the firewall.
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some guys find an existing harness and feed the wire in through there. others drill a new hole and put a grommet in to protect the wire. i take it you are getting the seats put in?
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i ran a wire from the block that is under the hood with an in line fuse to both seats and grounded it to the body under the seat
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I would rather not drill a hole in the firewall, but would prefer to use an existing hole if there is one available. And I am putting them in soon. My console is here, and it is cleaned, repaired and ready to go in also. Ever since I got them I have been busy, but there is a window of opportunity opening this weekend. If I can tear myself away from the NCAA basketball tournament...........
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what years your truck? i found a hole big enough to stick a 2 guage amp wire through im sure theres something under there to run a couple 14guage wires through
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i ran my between the cowl and fender and in the door
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Where is that hole? I have a '03 and I haven't found anything like that. When I ran the wires for the OHC temp sensor, I used the throttle cable grommet. But those wires were 18ga.
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Maybe it is just me but if you are running a 25 amp fuse you should run 12 ga wire.
It will handle 20 to 25 amps with a little safety factor.
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I am going to run 2 10ga. wires, one for each seat, each fused for 30 amps. But I still need an accessible hole to run them through. Any ideas?? I do not want to drill a new hole. Thanks.
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Got the seats installed two days ago. Used the hole that the shift linkage passes through. They are different looking but comfortable. Now for an extended road trip.......
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Pics coming soon, I did not have the digital camera with me at the time.
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can't wait to see them
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Two questions, is it thread jacking if I post my pictures in this thread or should I start a thread myself? And how do you post the pictures??
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start a new thread. you have to put them on a site like photo bucket, then copy the img code and paste it in here.
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