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Old 02-01-2017, 09:21 PM   #1
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e39 seat swap



I am swapping post 1999 seats into my 97. fyi I have the plug wiring from the post 99 seats.

Have any of you done this swap? So far the only information I have found is someone doing pre 99 seats into a post 99, the opposite of what I want to do in my car...I am willing to pay someone to do this, or even pay for step by step instructions!
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:17 AM   #2
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Let me know how this works out for you. I'm in the same predicament. I bought a seat but it has the yellow plug in harness under it and my car has the black harness. I have a seat now and don't know what to do with it.

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Old 02-09-2017, 09:36 PM   #3
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I've done it...Instead of cutting the harness, I took the cover off the new seat and swapped it onto my the old frame and harness.

The guy I bought the seat from cut the harness off to use on his car anyway. He said in retrospect, my method is probably better.

I can help you do it...but not till it's nice and hot out.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:26 PM   #4
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I've done it...Instead of cutting the harness, I took the cover off the new seat and swapped it onto my the old frame and harness.

The guy I bought the seat from cut the harness off to use on his car anyway. He said in retrospect, my method is probably better.

I can help you do it...but not till it's nice and hot out.
Exactly what do you mean when you say you took the cover off??

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Old 02-14-2017, 11:27 PM   #5
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The leather.... It's not hard to do actually. If you flip the seat upside down, you'll see all these triangle shaped metal "hooks" that hold the leather in place. Just bend some of them to release the leather and it comes off. Pop the back "shell" off first. I think it pops out at the bottom, then slides up. There are a couple different styles so study it carefully.

Once you do that, you can choose to swap the entire harness, cushions, frame, whatever makes sense to "fix" your seat. If I recall, all the bits that plug into either style harness are the same.

I actually have a stripped seat frame hanging in my garage. Not sure if it would help but I can take some pictures or you're welcome to come take a look.
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