Non-power to power seat conversion

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  1. 71newp

    71newp Well-Known Member

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    I have a chance to get bucket seats from a mid 80's Lebaron to put in my bench seat Cordoba. The Lebaron seat is power. How complicated is adding the wiring for a power seat. I have a FSM for the '76 Cordoba, but my ability to read schematics sucks!
    Tim
     
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    Adding the seats power wise shouldn't be that big of a deal. Just follow the circuit (make a copy and use a highlighter if you have to) and add the circuit into your car. I would think that the real issue would be alignment of the mounting points as the Lebaron is a different chassis. The Lebaron were much smaller cars than the Cordobas.

    1982–1988 K-body Compact LeBaron sedan, coupe, convertible, and wagon
    1985–1989 H-body Mid-size LeBaron GTS hatchback
    1987–1995 J-body Personal luxury LeBaron coupe and convertible
     
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    71newp Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I know that I will need to drill new holes for the brackets, I'm just hoping I can get the electrical hooked up.
     
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    mopar 3 B Well-Known Member

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    Pull everything you can from the Lebaron. The controls are still on the seat frame and the main harness will run down the drivers side rocker panel. Label everything electrical you disconnect and your installation will go much easier. I would still follow 426hemimans sudjestion on the wording diagram so that you know what needs to be pulled from the Lebaron.
     
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    I did it with power seats from another Cordoba. It was actually pretty easy once you get the wiring down. I actually used the electrical manual for a 77 Cordoba as the wiring diagrams were easier to understand.
     
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