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Icon5 HELP--wiring explorer limited seats with memory

I have a set of Excplorer Limited power heated seats that I have installed in my 99 Ranger. The driver's seat has a memory function that I do not care about. I have the passenger seat working and heat to driver's seat but I can not figure out the wiring for the driver's seat "Rockledge" kindly emailed me wiring diagrams that were helpful but...I must be missing something. There are two large gauge red with light blue wires. The diagram only shows one. I tried hooking both to power and each one separately to power to no avail. I appreciate any and all input.

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It appears that the 2 RD/LB are the main power wires for the Driver Seat Module and the lumbar pump. By the looks of things, you will also need power to the 2 light green/yellow wires (these two LG/YE wires may still be spliced together in the harness, depending on how the seats and wiring were removed).

There are two grounds from the Driver Seat Module, one is solid black and the other is black/white. The BK is probably much heavier gauge wire than the BK/WH.
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Bob,
Thanks for the input. The small black/white ground was the missing link. I now have power and heat. No lumbar yet in either seat but I can sort that out another day. Now I can put it all back together and drive in my new comfortable buttock heating Ranger.

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Thanks to Rockledge and rwenging I now have heated, power, leather seats in my Ranger. The seat heater is wonderful and the seats are light years beyond the Ranger's stock seats in terms of comfort.
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Good job! Glad to help.
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im getting ready to install 98' explorer limited seats in my 03'extended cab ranger. im gonna need help hooking up the power, dont think they are heated. the harnesses on the seats are all there. when i pull out my seats is there wiring i can hook up to or will i have to run wiring???
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im getting ready to install 98' explorer limited seats in my 03'extended cab ranger. im gonna need help hooking up the power, dont think they are heated. the harnesses on the seats are all there. when i pull out my seats is there wiring i can hook up to or will i have to run wiring???
Regular Explorer power seats (without heat/lumbar/memory) only require one power wire and one ground per seat. There is no wiring present for power seats in an 03 Ranger or anything heavy enough to tap into. You will need one new fused 25~30 amp circuit to power them both. Hot on the seat harness is black/white. Ground is black.

The 98 seats do not have seat belt pretensioners but the 2003 Ranger does. Without them, you will have an airbag light. Some people have transplanted the Ranger belts to the Ex seats but that's up to you.
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if you do a search you will find a writeup regarding the pretensioners for seat belt ends. The yellow two pronged connector under the explorer seats is for the side airbags. You do not want to hook this up to power.
I am extremely happy with my explorer "Limited" seats.
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Post some pics please...
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