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    « on: February 03, 2014, 08:46:56 PM »

    Does anyone know how to determine what power seats will work independently of the car they come out of? If there are power seat which simply need a 12V power source, and can do all of their functions without a computer contained in their donor car, they would make an excellent seat for a rig. I'm on the hunt, and I thought I would ask. If they have memory functions (to save seating positions) built in, that would be a nice bonus smile But I'm not holding my breath.
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    « Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 06:47:32 AM »

    OK...I found a very cheap Acura TSX seat and snapped it up this evening......I may have been a bit hasty LOL.

    Looking at the bottom is a bit intimidating, any ideas where I should start?

         
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    « Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 06:27:53 PM »

    Intimidating indeed.... i have no clue where you have to start m8.


    Try and see if you can find a name on any of the parts, specially that little computerlike box in the middle/front. Maybe somewhere on the seat is the manufacturer...
    I know anything can be found on the net, but a manual to electric seats?    i dunno, really.

    Good luck and ehr... dont toast yourself by powering up the seat-heating too much!



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    « Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 05:24:43 AM »

    Thanks for the help, it turns out I was able to bypass the control board and wire my amp directly to the DPDT switch PCB in the side of the seat...





    I started by probing all the contacts with the switches in all positions...



    I don't have a clue how it worked from the factory, but when I wired an additional two ground wires to this board (into pins which were unused) I was able to get full functionality.



    After getting that figured out I just needed to mount the new seat and wire it up to my rig.

    Check my build log here for the final result.
    http://www.thewayiplay.com/mainforum/index.php?topic=2554.msg29421;topicseen#new

    My new TSX seat installed and functional smile
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    « Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 02:34:20 PM »

    That's bloody marvelous!     wowsers, VERY nice job!     




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    « Reply #5 on: February 16, 2014, 05:10:13 AM »

    Ha! You don't give up that easy! Very nice job. I guess it's far from essential but a really nice touch nonetheless. 
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    « Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 06:31:40 PM »

    Well, it is somewhat essential if you want the rig to fit a large variety of body size/shape.  Power seats typically have far more adjustability & travel as compared to non-powered seats.  My rig is now comfortable for anyone from 4' 8" to 8' tall (in theory).  jawdrop
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