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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-16-2013, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Are electric seats plug and play (currently have manual seats)

I have to replace the seats because the seat air bag deployed. Started to think about if I can get a hold of a pair of electric seats, if it's just plug and play? Are the connectors and harness already in place?

Car is a 2008 Tribute.

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You sure you got the right forum ?

No offence, but signing up for a Ford truck enthusiast website and asking a question about a seat swap out on a 2008 Mazda Tribute is about as far out in left field as you're going to see.

Maybe that's just me, but good luck with that.

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You sure you got the right forum ?

No offence, but signing up for a Ford truck enthusiast website and asking a question about a seat swap out on a 2008 Mazda Tribute is about as far out in left field as you're going to see.

Maybe that's just me, but good luck with that.
Mazda Tribute is the same thing as a Ford Escape they are built in the same plant in Kansas City

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if you remove the seat the wiring should be under the carpet other then that you may need to a fuse and or relay

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Pardon my ignorance, I had no idea Mazda built Escape clones in KC, thanks for the input Dave.

My truck was built in KC too, hope I don't have any Mazda parts on it .

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Pardon my ignorance, I had no idea Mazda built Escape clones in KC, thanks for the input Dave.

My truck was built in KC too, hope I don't have any Mazda parts on it .
Actually Ford builds them

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You sure you got the right forum ?

No offence, but signing up for a Ford truck enthusiast website and asking a question about a seat swap out on a 2008 Mazda Tribute is about as far out in left field as you're going to see.

Maybe that's just me, but good luck with that.
I apologize if I offended anyone. Yes, as another poster pointed out, they're basically the same vehicle. Ford trucks have a larger online community and a stronger forum presence which is why I posted here.
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if you remove the seat the wiring should be under the carpet other then that you may need to a fuse and or relay
Thanks for the input. If anyone has done this swap before, do chime in! I want to know exactly what I'm getting into.
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Have you pulled the seat yet?

Also id look into getting a wiring diagram of the vehicle. That way you can see what wiring the pwr seat vehicles have and look to see if you were pre-wired with it.


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I apologize if I offended anyone. Yes, as another poster pointed out, they're basically the same vehicle. Ford trucks have a larger online community and a stronger forum presence which is why I posted here.
Meh, didn't offend anyone, I was just being a dick.

I had no idea Ford built Mazda Tributes, don't give a shit I guess, looks like others have the big picture on Ford's production.

I'm going to go on Travis's line of thought, just because your vehicle isn't equipped with that option doesn't mean it might not be wired for it.

Makes more sense from a production cost point of view to have a universal harness for all the models, and then just plug in whatever options go with that particular model.

Then again, I could be wrong about that too. Wouldn't be the first time.

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