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Old 12-12-2017, 05:38 AM   #1
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Swivel Base Question

I just had my swivel base from 1der installed. YAY!
But, the sensor wire under the seat needs to be extended so that the seat can swivel without disconnecting the wires. Boo.

My installer wants to know if there is a extender kit available somewhere? I called my local Ford parts store and they were not very helpful. How does everyone else handle the extension?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:17 AM   #2
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No extender is required. This is applicable to both passenger and driver sides.

The two wires come from a harness that runs under the carpet aft of the seats. Cut an X in the carpet just aft of the floor plate and feed the wire up through the X. Run the wire to the inboard side of the swivel drum.

The wires from the seat have a connector that is too large to pass through the smaller hole in the upper swivel plate. You have choices on how to handle this:

1. Disassemble the connector by removing the wire tang retaining clip, pass the two wires through the hole and reassemble and connect.
2. Increase the size of the hole using a step drill until large enough to pass the connector through it.
3. Cutting the wires and spicing in a section to make the wire longer.

I have always disassembled the connector, passed the wires through and reassembled.

The motion to swivel is always towards the engine cover. First, Seat back to straight up, armrest up. Door can be open or closed, works a little better open but by no means necessary. Slide the seat forward part way, pull the swivel handle and rotate the seat towards the engine cover so the front left seat corner brushes the cover. Continue to rotate so all of seat front has cleared the engine cover. Now slide seat “forward” all the way on the slides using the stock seat slide handle at the front of the seat. This will allow the seat back and armrest to clear the B pillar and door panel armrest. Once 180 degrees, you can slide the seat “backwards” on the slides and recline the back. It takes about 5 seconds to do this after a few times.

I will see if I can do a video and get some pics.
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:02 AM   #3
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Thanks!

A video or picture (or both) would be very much appreciated.
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:34 PM   #4
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Let’s see if these help:
Wire feeding down from seat through the upper plate
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View from rear of base showing routing inboard of drum
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Wire coming up through the X made in the carpet at the rear of the seat base
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Connector disconnected, red bar is visible
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Wires into the back side of the connector
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On earlier models, I have found only a needle nose plier is needed to pull out the red bar and free the wires. On later models, there is a tang on the metal prong that also needs to be released.
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:01 PM   #5
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Getting ready to install my swivels, so this is extremely helpful. Thanks
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Very helpful! Thanks Ray!
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