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worst case scenario, I think you'll have to replace the entire seat.

I'm hoping that its just the frame and that the buttons are maybe attached to the frame itself so it would just be a matter of pulling the seat off the current base and attaching it to the power base.

That seems simple so with my luck, it probably aint gonna happen but one can hope.


and I have a feeling, no matter how its done, its gonna cost an arm and a leg for the parts. Until someone comes out with an aftermarket version.
 

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twirp said:
I was wondering if anyone knew what the odds would be if the seats we already have could be converted to power height adjustment with over the counter parts from the dealership (new frame & motor)? Its kinda pathetic it took 3 months to come up with this option. We ordered our car with every available option except yellow and I would like to add this. Any ideas?
Carry one of these..
...to sit on.:jester:​
 

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Of course you'd also have to worry about wiring. The existing wiring harness wouldn't have been built with that option in mind.
 

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Of course you'd also have to worry about wiring. The existing wiring harness wouldn't have been built with that option in mind.
Maybe, maybe not. Even if the seats aren't being used on the line that doesn't mean that that they haven't engineered the harness for a "power seat ready" version. My car, which was built in April, had a reference to the power seat height adjuster printed in the manual with an illustration and everything. It's cheaper for them to alter some of the components ahead of time so that they don't have alter production later. As a result it is not inconceiveable that the harness is ready to go - just like the manual - and only waiting for the delivery of the seat.
 

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Maybe, maybe not. Even if the seats aren't being used on the line that doesn't mean that that they haven't engineered the harness for a "power seat ready" version. My car, which was built in April, had a reference to the power seat height adjuster printed in the manual with an illustration and everything. It's cheaper for them to alter some of the components ahead of time so that they don't have alter production later. As a result it is not inconceiveable that the harness is ready to go - just like the manual - and only waiting for the delivery of the seat.
Absolutely true. Usually wiring harnesses are not changed for options. For instance, even those of you without steering wheel controls have the plugs for them built into your wiring harnesses. Upgraded radios...XM...same thing. The plugs are going to be there. Much cheaper to built one wiring harness and put it in every car than it is to build multiple harnesses.

However, even though it is in the book there is a chance that our harnesses do not have the plug. I'm betting they do, but we do run that chance that they do not. Only way to tell is for someone to look.
 

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No wiring if you didn't order the option

Unless things have changed in tha last few years, the wiring harnesses are made for the options you order only.:banghead: If you don't order power seats, it's not going to be there. I used to work as an I.E. for a company that supplied wiring harnesses for Ford (Town Car, Continental, Mark, Ranger & Explorer) and Chrysler, they had numerous harnesses for each model based on the options. Then again, this is Saturn.....they claim to be a different kind of car company right?:jester:
 

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I'm tired of my "badonkadonk" sitting much lower then the back of my legs. I want to just lift the back part of the seat cushion so it's more in line with the front of the seat. Gonna look at it more this weekend. Maybe as simple as putting a few washers between the seat and frame...and changing a bolt or two.
 

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Even without a harness, if you know someone who has any basic experience with wiring should be able to handle this.
 

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I wouldn't mind a little more head room. If I put my hand on my head, the otherside touches the roof.
 

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Manual adjust

twirp said:
I was wondering if anyone knew what the odds would be if the seats we already have could be converted to power height adjustment with over the counter parts from the dealership (new frame & motor)? Its kinda pathetic it took 3 months to come up with this option. We ordered our car with every available option except yellow and I would like to add this. Any ideas?
I believe there are other posts here indicating that the seat height adjustment is manual - turn a knob with your hand kind of thing. - so could be a simple as bolting on what ever was added between the seat and the rails - or could be a seat swap.
 
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