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Old 02-07-2019, 04:57 PM
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I used "Passenger presence sensor"
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:24 PM
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:-) As a tech, you should have the correct terms!
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:36 PM
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Wait, what??

I talked with David (hellshodrod) about the seat sensor. He is a font of information, for sure. He mentioned that in addition to the seat sensor, I would need to harvest the ABS brain box attached to the current sensor. Huh?? Why is the ABS hooked to an airbag sensor? David took me by surprise with that - this is making a seat swap a little more complicated than I anticipated.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:25 PM
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Most use the sensors from the factory in the original seats
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:59 PM
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Sounds like a lot less trouble to take the sensors out of your present seats and put them in the replacements.
I know you said you don't want to "tear into " your old seats but it's not really that hard to disassemble them, remove the sensor, then reassemble them.
Don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, I'll bet an upholstery shop would do it for a nominal fee.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:11 PM
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Yeah, maybe. I'm of the temperament to have spares of everything just in case something goes sideways. I'll have to talk with David a bit more. He seems to have a firm grasp on what's involved in modding these cars.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:22 PM
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The sensor needs to be re-zerod in the SDM (airbag brain) not the EBCM (ABS brain).

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Old 02-08-2019, 08:43 PM
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Interesting that the sensor and pad have to be replaced as a unit. I guess it's a calibration thing. Oh well.. looks like it's going to be more trouble than it's worth. I can't see how some owners are randomly swapping seats and not getting errors (or getting errors and not caring). If everything isn't functioning on the car, it won't pass inspection here. So.. I have these SS Recaro seats coming in.. anyone want them :-) ?
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:33 PM
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These instructions are a bit confusing. It tells you how then says don't do it.

I would just do it.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:00 PM
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Are the instructions you're posting Don from a shop manual? If so, I need to get one to familiarize myself a little more with the systems. That way I can ask more intelligent questions, like, how does one reprogram (re-zero) the SDM?
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