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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:43 pm    Post subject: 996 sports seat fitting Reply with quote

I've currently got a pair of comfort seats with ruffled leather that are past their best and not very comfortable. They are fully electric with memory. For aesthetic and support reasons i've picked up a pair of sport seats from an 986 on ebay.

I'm hoping to fit them this weekend, after a lot of reading of various threads last night i still don't have a complete answer to a few questions

1) Is there a way to transplant the electrics from my fully electric seats to the sports seats so i have electric height adjustment. Is this something you'd recommend? i'm no spanners, i don't mind having a go and can generally figure stuff out but will be 10 times longer than an experienced mechanic.

2) even if i don't wire up the full electrics will memory work with just the electric back?

any other advice? other than disconnect battery, pint sized brew, patience?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nduli

You definitely can do this, but the only thing might be an issue is your seat base. I am not that handy with the spanner’s either, but I basically split my comfort seats, retaining the base and electrics from them, and added the top half of the sports seats. The only issue I see for you is the ruffled leather seat base maybe.
 
  
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Nduli
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kilsoj wrote:
Hi Nduli

You definitely can do this, but the only thing might be an issue is your seat base. I am not that handy with the spanner’s either, but I basically split my comfort seats, retaining the base and electrics from them, and added the top half of the sports seats. The only issue I see for you is the ruffled leather seat base maybe.


yep and thats the bit thats past its best. the sports also have bigger seat base bolsters which is what i also want.

I think i'll stay with the manual base, save the weight, add 20hp Very Happy split the old seats and retain the electrics etc in case i ever want to tackle the opportunity in future.
 
  
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