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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:00 pm 
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Is there a modification document on this webiste for adding power seats to an NL Fairlane Ghia or EL Fairmont Ghia?

I have put power seats in my NA Fairlane before and that was just a "plug and play" procedure.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:02 pm 
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i second that one... wouldnt mind a doco too, if there is one out there :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:08 pm 
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Yeah, its easy though.

Grab two central locking plugs from FTG or a wreckers. pUT POSITIVE PLUG FROM WRECKERS INTO POSITIVE WIRE OFF SEATS. dO SAME WITH NEGATRIVE. Then wire the negative to the handbrake bolts (obviously requires removal of seats). THen wire the positive to gray (? Pretty sure it was that when I did it) power window wire. Test it all, and trouble shoot if any isxsues. THats how I did mine.
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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:22 am 
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You should make a modification link Quirky - sounds good on paper, but pictures and steps make it look more acknowledgable.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:29 am 
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OK I can try, pics might be a bit hard.
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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:28 pm 
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Being old cars, does it sound like the central locking when you move it? (tired and that). My dad's Magna electric seat is fantastic.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:08 am 
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I don't think a doco is really necessary for this as it is very simple.

You don't have to go through the power windows as this only gives you a minute or so delay after ignition is turned off. You can wire it to constant with a fuse in the line so that you can adjust the seats at any time, which I reckon is a better option.

The movement of the seats are fairly quiet, definately nice to say you've got electric seats!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:12 am 
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It would be wonderful to have power seats in the car - can you use your seats with DF or DL LTD electric runners to save money?

I still cannot believe the VT Calais had power seats for both front seats as standard - even the backs of the front seats were electric and the Fairmont Ghia had it as an option.

It would be easier to adjust your seat with the push of a button.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:09 pm 
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You can just retain the electric bases and change the LTD or ghia leather onto the base and seat back as they are just covers.

Remember that Fairmont Ghias were 6 way electric just with the bases and the LTD seats were 11 way with the back of the seat being electric

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:51 pm 
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I wanted the 11 way power seats - damn it!

Can you get the LTD seats in grey?

If I replaced the front seats, the I would have to replace the rear seats too.

Too much work - we should get a document posted anyway.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:48 pm 
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The LTD's all had cappaccino interior. And yeah the seats are ribbed so you would have to change it if you wanted to keep the leather.

But I reckon you could put grey leather over the seat back and base from an LTD so you have 11 way electric seats but grey leather, not sure how the velour would fit on.

Tomorrow hopefully I am putting 11 way electrics in my LTD seats (made them manual cause I couldn't afford the electrics at the time of full cappa conversion) so i'll take some photos, might whip something quick up cause it's an easy process.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:49 am 
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I'll help if you need, offyaguts.

Did NL Fiarlane Ghias or soemthing like that have gray electric seats? Might be easier hten converitng LTD cappa ones to gray covers.
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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:32 pm 
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I want to put the electric base on my ED XR seats, anyone know if its possible?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:46 pm 
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Its possible. How I dont know though...
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