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Old 05 May 2017, 02:14 pm
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Default Can side airbags be swapped into replacement front seats w/o side air bags?

That's about it. Still not able to find a set of 2005 compatible grey cloth seats with front seat side air bags, I was presented with a salvage yard owner's solution. "Put your existing side air bags in our nice non side air bag grey cloth seats. It's done all the time"!

Is that what the Apaches call Bazunga (that which come out of the back of a pony) or can it be done. I've found a few very nice PT grey cloth seat sets compatible in every other way except the side air bags.

Please refer to my earlier thread "Plan seat swap. Needing info on how to disconnect and reconnect side air bags"

I'd like to exchange SOOO BIG's leather seats for grey cloth. Leathers hot in Summer, cold in Winter!

I've not had much help with that thread as far as finding a nice set of compatible grey cloth seats for SOOO BIG. It's slim pickin's here in the Daytona area!

Inquiring minds want to know, is putting the side air bags from my old leather seats into good cloth seats without side air bags doable? Is it, "Done all the time"?

Please advise.

Thanks, Happy PTin', ptprioce
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Default Re: Can side airbags be swapped into replacement front seats w/o side air bags?

If your car doesn't have them. Just leave that unplugged.
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Old 05 May 2017, 05:40 pm
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If your car doesn't have them. Just leave that unplugged.
Busted, I've been told that putting non side air bag seats in a PT that originally had them won't work 'cause the on board control will be confused and figure the side air bags aren't functioning. It might be more than just a dash light being illuminated!

We came up with another very reasonable option regarding not being able to find compatible side air bag seats. Comparably there's some nice non air bag seats available around here.

A very good possibility is actually just pulling the seat upholstery from compatible front bucket grey cloth seats, purchasing them at a much lower cost without frame ,motors, heaters and all the add on's that jack the cost up! I'd include in the buy the two matching front head rests and other dedicated colored plastic trim and stuff needed for a matching swap along with the back 70/30 bench. I'd be out the door at a much more reasonable cost and still end up with front seat side air bags. It's not hard to reinstall the dedicated original upholstery back on another seat.

LKQ quotes $4.82 each for the front seat upholstery and $6.82 each for the head rests. The back 70/30 seat is still only $40.82 and the other matching plastic bits might be another $15. It might be a sensible alternative and much more reasonable. I'd come out for around $85 instead of about $250.

Relative to a complete PT Cruiser set of replacement grey cloth seats for SOOO BIG, maybe this is a good idea. Whadaya think?

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