I've been wanting to upgrade the seats for quite some time as they are
so uncomfortable. I stumbled across and ad on Craigslist for a 2004 GTP
being parted out.
A couple days later I had some very nice charcoal leater seats.
* The front seats are a direct
* The electrical plug will
need to be swapped from the old drivers seat to the new drivers seat.
* The seatbelt buckles will
need to be swapped from the old seats to the new seats. The new buckle will work with the old
tongue, but you have
to wiggle the tongue to lock it into the buckle. And when you
release the seatbelt, the tongue doesn't pop out like it should.
* The rear seats are not a
direct bolt-in. Four holes need to be drilled for the
The mounting holes need to be opened up for the seat
* The '04+ seats are much
firmer and way more supportive.
The old drivers seat is power only, no heat. The new drivers seat is
heated, but I didn't hook that part up (I'd be happy with a manual
My old passenger seat is manual, as is the new seat, so no wiring is
The plugs on the drivers seats were different, so I cut the plug off my
seat, cut the 4 wires needed from the new seats plug and soldered the
wires together, giving the new seat an old plug.
The seatbelt buckles sit about 2" higher than they need to be,
which makes the seatbelt sit in the wrong position when driving.
This method is wrong, so don't do it. See below for the proper way to
attach the old seatbelt buckles to the new seat.
Got a net for the back of the front passenger seat.
Re-mounted the seatbelt buckles to get them sitting where they need to
Drill a 1/4" hole for this tab.
The old buckle doesn't have the right bends, angles and curves,
so you have to use some force to get it into place.
I also manhandled the plastic part, putting some more "curve" to it to
help it sit in place better.
Drill a 1/4" hole for the tab.
Forced into place.
The fronts are now finally done.
Doing some clean up around the house, and came across the seat belt
buckles; put 12v to one to see what happens.....
Collapses quite a bit.
If you have any comments, suggestions, or see any errors, please let
me know..... firstname.lastname@example.org
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