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Expo power seat swap

what do you guys think of tan leather full power heated expo seats in a medium graphite interior?
i can go get them saturday morning and power seats are $40 a piece at pickapart

these seats (99 expo that rolled HARD, but seats are very good condition, just kinda dirty)




What all of the parts do i need? i have the old seatbelts where the metal clip is fat, not long and skinny. so i assume ill need the seatbelts. but what about pretensioners? my truck is pre passenger airbag aswell.

ill need to wire them aswell, but thats for a future thread.
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I think you just use your stock pre-tensioners. The expo seats bolt right in using their seat track I am pretty sure.
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i thought you have to use the stock ranger track?
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I wouldn't do it. Try to get some newer buckets. Not leather though.
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do it once ya go to leather ya will never go back lol. oh and they will bolt right in with the explorer track mine did but i had to use the ranger seat belts with them
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I wouldn't do it. Try to get some newer buckets. Not leather though.

not a chance, my mom has the same seats in her expo and theyre so much better than my seats
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I put mine in...and they just bolt right up...just swap the tensioners. Right now i'm trying to figure how to move the seat father back then it already is
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the tensioners are what part? are they behind the plastic below the seatbelt?
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Yup there right below the pastic on the seat...just unbolt those ones on them, Then take your tensioner and put it on with the bolt that was on your seat.

O yeah and on the explorer seat that your putting your tensioner on your going to have to bend the tab's back so you tension sits on it right.
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oh i thought the pretensioner was below where the seatbelt comes out of the pillar on the cab?
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nope part of the seat...lol you gonna do it or what!
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these are the clips that these seats use,



my clips are short and fat and i cant find a picture
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these are the clips that these seats use,



my clips are short and fat and i cant find a picture
Just swap the part that the belt clips into over to the expo seats. They might not even be part of the seat. I've never had my seats out so I'm not 100% sure.
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ok, how what all of the wires do i need, is there only one mondo cable coming out of the dash under the carpet to the seat or what?
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Pretty sure its just a power and ground wire. I don't see why it would need anything else.
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ok. just wasnt sure if there was a bunch of wires under the carpet or not.
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sense you have heated seats you might have a couple more wires
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...stall-how.html That should help you a lot. It looks like by the pictures that you can take the part that the seat belt clips into off the seat and swap it.

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99 Rangers do not have pretensioners. 99 B-series should be the same.
I don't know if that means 99-Before Rangers don't have peetensioners. Of a set of years didn't have them but if your truck dosen't have them then that's one less thing you have to swap over.
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sense you have heated seats you might have a couple more wires
yea im not sure if i wanna hook that part up in socal.. id prefer cooled seats to heated lol
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for the heated seats, i think there is a timer or something in the dash to control the TED inside the seat, i dont think you can just use a switch
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wrong color. wait till you can get gray! expo seats are pretty easy to come by, i'll keep my eye out for a set locally for you!
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if theyre so easy to come by how come ive found one decent set with expos being the #1 cars'd car?
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when i was considering the mod, I found TONS of em!
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well maybe i need to go to different yards lol. i think ill go to can am tomarrow. is it a you pull it or do they pull it? and what were theyre prices like?
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they pull it, you stand there and watch lol.

the guy wanted like $120 out the door for some MINT expo cloth seats. no joke, these were good enough for me to put in my then brand new truck... I just decided not to last second in favor of other mods and the endless search for actual Ranger buckets
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