Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-24-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
BrianW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 2,996
Retrofitting power front seats to Ford E-Van?

I've been wondering about the possibility of retrofitting a power front captain's chair to my 1998 E250 SMB. I have a line on a Chateau power front driver's seat, complete with wiring harness.

My van has the RV prep package (or whatever it's called), with power windows, locks, cruise, and most of the other niceties of a passenger van of the era. Would the power driver's seat be plug and play? Is the wiring there even though my van didn't come with a power seat?

Thanks!
__________________

BrianW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 05:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mikracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 2,121
Even if you don't have the wiring harness prewired, all you would need to do is run a 12v and ground wire to the plug on the chair. Should be pretty simple.
__________________

__________________
2005 E350 Chateau - V10 - Agile Offroad 4x4
2012 CTS-V Wagon - For the baby...
mikracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 08:22 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
BrianW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 2,996
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikracer View Post
Even if you don't have the wiring harness prewired, all you would need to do is run a 12v and ground wire to the plug on the chair. Should be pretty simple.
Thanks! Yeah, I didn't think about it, but I guess the power seat controls are stand-alone and not dependent on any dash switches or anything.
BrianW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 08:28 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Pntyrmvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: GTA, Ontario
Posts: 879
Put a fuse or better yet a breaker on the hot side of the wiring. Better yet run it through the factory fuse box and circuit if it's there from the factory.


"Talk is cheap. Whiskey costs money."
__________________
"Talk is cheap. Whiskey costs money."
Pntyrmvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

(No name yet)

Orv

My Van

bfolens
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.