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Mazda rx8 seats.

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by mick the builder, Jan 8, 2020.

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  1. mick the builder

    mick the builder Well-Known Member

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    Decided to wire up the seats. Got a wiring diagram off u tube and thought I'd wire up the passenger seat out of the cab just to see if the heated side works. It's out anyway to get to battery. Now, ask me how I know that the red and black wires are NOT for the heater. BOOOOOOM.
     
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    What are the black and red wires for??
     
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    Side air bag. Frightened the f##ckin life out of me. I thought the battery had gone up. It was the missus who saw the smoke coming out of the side of the seat.
     
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    Just for info:
    Seat Motion
    Grey - +12v
    Purple - Ground
    Lumbar
    Yellow w/red stripe - +12v
    White w/yellow stripe Ground
    Seat Heater
    Blue - +12v
    The yellow plug is for the Air Bag in the side of the seat. I just cut the plug off to get it out of the way. You can't remove the airbag because the cover is the trim at your left shoulder and it is attached to the airbag. Be careful with the wires. In theory it could explode for any reason so you're on your own, oh it did, whoops.
     
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    I've got the same colour code but for some reason it showed black and red for passenger heat.
     

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    Mick, apologies for hijacking thread...what seat rails/mods are you using?

    Ivan thank you for this, will ref' when I install mine
     
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    There are various ways of mounting these including runners by mud stuff?( someone will correct me. I used 2x1 box section. With slots cut in the right places, you can use original mounting holes in seat box.
     
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    Thanks Mick, I'll be doing the same. MudStuff and other runners don't fit early Defenders/ex-Military Defenders as the fixing points and types are different.
     
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    The side airbags can be removed and the covers re-fitted if one understands the risks relating to handling of live airbags and is very careful. I did that with mine as I was never 100% happy with them being in place. I'm not recommending that you do this of course!
     
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    The side airbags can be removed and the covers re-fitted if one understands the risks relating to handling of live airbags and is very careful. I did that with mine as I was never 100% happy with them being in place. I'm not recommending that you do this of course!
     
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    The side airbags can be removed and the covers re-fitted if one understands the risks relating to handling of live airbags and is very careful. I did that with mine as I was never 100% happy with them being in place. I'm not recommending that you do this of course!
     
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    You can say that again! :p
     
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    You can say that again! :p
     
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    It must be catching today.
     
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