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    Default The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    I have read through just about every single SVT seat swap thread and I have yet to find a good write up on how to wire them up. Lets make this the last thread on the subject since there are sooooooooooooooo many threads on it with people asking the same questions. So, here is the question again, and hopefully one of you guys on here can take a few minutes and help everyone out.


    General Wiring
    I have a 2007 ZX3 SE with a set of 2002 SVTF seats in it. How do I wire them in? I have tried to remove the individual plugs from the plastic thing and pulg each one in individually with no success. If I have to cut the wires and splice in the ones from the original seat to the SVT seats, what goes to what?

    Seat Belt
    If all of the above gets wired in, do the seat belts from the original seats need to be swapped over in order for the sensors to work?

    Answer: Any constant 12V source can be used to power the seat. Just follow the wire from the switch or the motor to the corresponding plug, cut it and splice it into a 12v source. I just used the cig. lighter wires since it seemed to be the easiest to identify.

    Air Bags
    My '07 came with the side impact air bags, will wiring them up correctly make the ones in the SVTF seats functional and get the idiot light to turn off?

    Power Seat
    I saw nothing that the power seat plug could plug into. Do I just draw off of any 12V source? Does it need to be a remote wire or can it be a constant 12V?

    Photos and/or easy to read diagrams showing wire colors would be extremely helpful. As information comes in, I'll post the answers under the questions. Also, if there are no photos available, I can take them while wiring in my seats and I'll post them up for anyone ease that needs the information.

    PLEASE HELP! I know there are some of you electrical gurus out there that could do this stuff in your sleep! :-) I'm hoping that if the correct information gets posted with some good diagrams and photos, this thread can get archived.

    Here are the answers to some related Frequently asked questions. (If you can think of more, I'll edit this first thread and add it in.)

    1. What years will the SVT seats fit into?
    - The front seats will fit into all foci of all body styles including the '08 and '09 coupes and sedans.
    - The rear seats will only fit in ZX3 ZX5 and station wagon (ZTW) body styles with no modification. Sedans are a definite no go since the latch positions are different.

    2. Do I need to use the seat rails from my original front seats ?
    - No. The mounting points for all foci are the same in the front.

    3. What colors do the SVT seats come in?
    - In the U.S., there were 3 different styles of SVT seats.
    - Black leather with red cloth inserts
    - Black leather with blue cloth inserts
    - Black full leather RECCARO
    - The mounting points and wiring is the same for the Reccaros as all other SVT seats.

    4. (Rear seats) There are four mounting points for the 60 40 split rear seats, but only two holes in my car. Will they fit?
    - Yes, they will fit and most people do not use the center mounting points on the seat bottoms.
    - It is possible to drill through and use bolts top properly secure the seats.

    5. I have a 2000-2001 ZX_ with rear headrests, will they fit in the SVT rear seats?
    - From what I understand, the answer is no. (I could be wrong on this) The distance between the holes for the rear headrests to go into on the few ZX3's that came with them is wider.
    - Similar subject, the rear head rests will not fit on the front seats and vice versa.
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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    I know mjmallon had a link up to a wiring diagram, but the link no longer works.
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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    Can we sticky this too?
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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    This would be a GREAT thread for a sticky I wish I could help you more man, but I decided to skip all of the wiring headaches and simply removed the seatbelt latch/wiring harness/etc. cluster from my stock seats as well as the SVT seats then simply swapped them around. Of course, this was on an '00 ZX3 that didn't have side airbags, so nothing new had to happen, plus my harness was entirely different from the SVT's plug and this solved that issue.

    As for the power seat, my buddy and I were planning on extending that wire to a constant 12V somewhere under the dash (probably something by the radio) because when you really look at the switch on the seat itself, it's simply a fancy toggle switch, so I can't see why it couldn't be hooked up just like one

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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    I think as soon as the rain stops, I'm going to wire in the power portion of the seat. Right now it's stuck in the all of the way up position and I feel like I'm driving a Mac truck lol. I'll take pics of the progress.
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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    I swapped the seatbelts like brian did, eliminated the lights and beeping.

    I hard wired the power switch and the heated seat switches ( I also got a svt console).

    the airbag light came off after I got a wiring diagram and made the svt plugs mate up with the old zx3 ones.
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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    Did any of you have the plugs for heated seats under your console, but your car didn't come with heated seats?

    Last time i had my car apart i had two identical plugs chillin right where the heated seat buttons would be, but i have no heated seats.

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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    Do you have an SVT??

    I think all the cars are built the same it is just a matter of whether they have the option installed or not.
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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    No, i have a 2004 zx5 PZEV.

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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by secondechomatt
    I swapped the seatbelts like brian did, eliminated the lights and beeping.

    I hard wired the power switch and the heated seat switches ( I also got a svt console).

    the airbag light came off after I got a wiring diagram and made the svt plugs mate up with the old zx3 ones.
    Could you make a color diagram to show whwat you did to get the airbags connected?
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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    Come on! Where's the love? I just need a simple diagram!
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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    I'm going to wire in the power seat part....While I have the seat out, I'd like to wire in everything else. Any love?
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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    I am in the same position as Rush, I have a 2007 ZX3 SES and I am trying to fully wire in a set of Recaros. I would like all of the features to work correctly, and the airbag light to not come on. I saw another thread that said in order for the passenger side to work correctly a sensor pad need to be installed.

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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    I'm just gonna keep bumping this up until someone helps us out.....
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    Default Re: The Final Svt Seat Swap Thread

    bump... I've up-dated the question about the power seat. Thanks 2focusd !
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