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heated leather seats

any1 swapped in butt warmers in their truck?

think it would be awesome, to have a nice custom interior with leather heated bucket seats...

what all would be involved in parts & cost.... and w/e else you guys can provide... i know some very rare rangers come factory with leather seats already, maybe swap those in or what?
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i have limited explorer seats in my truck that are heated, but i still haven't gotten around to wiring up the heat :(
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its gonna be expensive to swap in seats like that that and take custom tracks probably or to or take alot of work to add aftermarket warmers and expensive leather covers

so either way you are looking at alot of work and expense.

here in Fl thats not much a concern, our seats come naturally "heated", but good luck with that if you try
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yea... true.... jacob is reppin. cali with heated seats...lol
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here are some pics.
i bought them for $800, yes i know i am crazy but i never knew if i would find some again. wiring it is horrible. i actually needed help and still haven't sat down and fixed the heat(should be a simple fix) or the memory controls.
do i love them? YES, they look great, as far as i know i am the only one to ever have done this, and once i add the EATC and the Steering wheel sitting in my garage i will have the first Limited ranger

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Wiring in the heaters in a set of late 90's Explorer seats is easy. The control modules and switches are all integral to the seats. You just need a fused 30A supply, hot at all times for the heat elements and a fused 7.5A supply, hot with the key on, for the control circuits. Add a ground wire from each seat and you're done.

Hooking up the seat motors isn't hard either. A fused 25A supply branched to the two seats and grounds.

As I understand it, the Explorer buckets are a good bolt-in fit for Supercabs but don't match the floor contours of the Regular cabs.
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bob, i agree on the heat, but when i worked on it last it wouldn't work. i think that if i try again i can get it.
in regards to powering the seats, well that isn't as easy. due to the fact that i have memory controls you have to do a lot of wiring. as of right now the seats move but i don't know why the memory doesn't work.

they bolted in ok, you just have to enlarge the front holes on the seat mount a little
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I don't know how the old ones work because I've never actually had a problem with them but I know the new ones are controlled through the BCM of the vehicle so putting new model heated seats in would be nearly impossible unless you're Asian.
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the heat is all done through the seat. the guy who was helping me wire them had the heat working one time but we couldn't get it working later on.
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due to the fact that i have memory controls you have to do a lot of wiring. as of right now the seats move but i don't know why the memory doesn't work.
Unfortunately, it looks like the memory feature involves the Explorer's RAP module which is similar in function to your truck's CSM. There is probably not much hope of getting that feature to work without putting both modules in your truck.

Depending on the year of the seats, you might also need the Explorer's door mounted Memory Switch or a small bank of pushbuttons.

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i have the memory switch, trust me i wasn't going to pay that much and not take everything that i could :D

well when i had looked at all of the wiring diagrams it looks like the memory controls don't sinc with the csm. there is an extra module attached to the motor on the drivers side that takes care of it
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i have the memory switch, trust me i wasn't going to pay that much and not take everything that i could :D

well when i had looked at all of the wiring diagrams it looks like the memory controls don't sinc with the csm. there is an extra module attached to the motor on the drivers side that takes care of it
It may vary depending on which year Explorer the seats are from. I have a 99 diagram that shows two of the wires going to the RAP module.
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they are from an 01'
next time i have the chance i will review the wiring diagram and check. i hope i am right because if not that would explain why the memory doesn't work
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So...from what we've discussed so far can we come up with a "general" list of what will and won't work.

I've throughly investigated my friends 2003 Explorer Sport Trac's Heated Leather Seats and they appear to have similar mounting points but not IDENTICAL. What is the consensus on what years seats fit it what year Rangers or do we not know for sure what fits in what???
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So...from what we've discussed so far can we come up with a "general" list of what will and won't work.

I've throughly investigated my friends 2003 Explorer Sport Trac's Heated Leather Seats and they appear to have similar mounting points but not IDENTICAL. What is the consensus on what years seats fit it what year Rangers or do we not know for sure what fits in what???
Buckets from four-door Explorers from 95~2001 are supposed to fit well in Ranger supercabs. Never done it myself but many have.
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i have bucket seats from 2000 4 dr explorer with power seats but not heated and they fit my 2002 edge ex-cab just fine. did have to drill 2 holes in floor for seat belt slide bars and install seat belt tensioners from old 60/40 seats to explorers bucket seats. they work great -when i sold my old seats,
the person had a reg cab ranger . front of seats matched holes in floor but not back holes or seat bracket height. he said he could make them fit but ex-cab and reg cab do not have same floor shape! Name:  10-14-2005081144PM2.jpg
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i forgot about drilling the holes for the seat belt tracks. i also had to get a spacer to space the track out so that it didn't bind. i forgot to take my tensioners off of my old seats so i have an airbag light on. i need to figure out a resistor but that is beyond me
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My favorite mod. Picked up 2000 Explorer heated power buckets on ebay for around $325 shipped. I tore them completely apart, took the frams down to bare metal and repainted, tested the elements ect. I bought new moldings, switches and seatback adjusters, prolly another $125. Then, put me some Katskins leather on. I think I paid around $750 for them and installation, but I took the stripped seats to the shop which save me about $250 in install costs. The problems I had were.

I had to drill out the hole on the seat track mount, on the inside of each seat as the bold that mounts to the floor was larger. No big deal.

The wiring, once I figured it out (there was stuff i was not sure about and didn't need) pretty easy.

I did not get seat belts with them so I bought some exploer ones, but have the stupid dash light on. I would like to go back and try to mounth the factory Ranger ones though.

Here are some pics, not sure why so small, but has something to do when cardomain upgraded their site. Any questions feel free to contact me.







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i have the Factory leather but no heat
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Sorry to dig up an old thread...

I found some 2003 Explorer leather seats in great condition for an awesome price. I know they wouldn't bolt right in, but are they at least the right size since the Explorers went larger recently? If they are roughly the same size as pre-2001 seats I'm sure I could come up with some way to make them work...
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heated seats

installed heated leather seats from a 00 explorer into my 00 ranger last year. they work fantastic. was a straight bolt in. retained the explorer seat belts and plugged into ranger seat belt plug on floor. as far as wiring, throw away the memory control module on the drivers seat and wire it up just as the apssenger seat with 4 wires. i forget which colors but if you take the wiring harnesses apart you can tell what wires are going where. towards front of seat is the temperature controller for the heaters. as someone said use always on for seat motor and lumbar pump and one side of heater control and then use ignition on lead for other side of heater relay. they work great and the heated seats feel good.
now for my question. i am now wanting to put in some 04 explorer seats into the 00 ranger. does anyone know for sure if these will fit.
i have pictures of the limited seats installed at my gallery at RPS forum.
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