This video demonstrates how to install three options in the seats. The lumbar support, the heaters and the bracket extensions. As well as the Corbeau 5 pt harness while keeping the factory 3pt seat belts. We also cover how to build an airbag resistor for the change in airbag status. These seats feel great. I took a 1 hour trip and they feel just as comfortable as stock. Now they do keep you in place and you have less wiggle room. To me it does keep my shoulders in quite tight, good for track day but it will take some getting used to for daily driving.
I added some 1/2 inch aluminum spacers onto the seat brackets to raise the seat up. I am 5’7″ and like to sit up high. I replaced the grade 5 Corbeau hardware with grade 5 3/8 studs and nylon locking washers. These seats weigh just a bit less than the factory setup after you add all the options and 5pt harness. The passenger seat is 3 lbs less and the driver seat is 10 lbs less for a 13 lb total.
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]The seat heater has elements for both the back and seat. The wiring is nicely harnessed so its plug and play. We ran the wiring from the center console to the floor and to the fuse box on the passenger side. We found two keyed 10amp fuses to tie into. [/twocol_one_last]
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]So that we could use the lumbar support and the seat heater we decided to put the bladder on the bottom and thus could not tape the heating element down. So we only tapped the top half and then zip tied the bottom to the bladder so that it could flex when the bladder is expanded[/twocol_one_last]
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]You can order factory resistor plugs from Ford. They work with the 05-09 years only and you must modify the resistor inside to work with 10-14 model years [/twocol_one_last]
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]I remounted the seat position sensors as well. They may or may not read properly but they will not throw up an error. The 10-14 airbags are a two stage system and my guess is this is part of the sensory electronics that determine if your airbags fire in single or double stage mode.[/twocol_one_last]
Here is an install video that covers in detail the install of the heaters, lumbar, and bracket extras and modifications, as well as the 5pt harness in conjunction with the factory seat belts.
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