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oneohone
04-01-2008, 03:50 PM
Ok so I recently just finished cleaning up and putting S4 Silver Alcantera/leather seats in my car. The whole swap was fairly quick. I did run into a couple of problems tho... I need to run power to the seats. The ones that were in it were manual. I connected all of the hookups (3) on the drivers side green, yellow, and red (power) but the seat has no power still. The passenger has no red plug so i'm gonna have to run power to the old harness. The second problem in the way the power seats mount. These seats have 2 bolts on front instead of using the rail system. Anyone know how to bolt these up, or even where to run power?
Here is some pics...
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/PiMPMAN101/DSC01143.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/PiMPMAN101/DSC01144.jpg
And here is where they mount. I just can't find a way to get a nut in there.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/PiMPMAN101/DSC01145.jpg

burner799
04-01-2008, 04:22 PM
I can't help you but, I'm planning on doing this exact swap so i'd like to see an answer too lol...

Burntaudi
04-01-2008, 04:30 PM
You need to cut the center bracket out and weld studs to the floor pan to bolt the seat down.

k0mpresd
04-01-2008, 08:28 PM
i have s4 seats [:)]. except i just put the pads/covers on my old manual seat frames.

they are so much more comfortable compared to stock.

biketsai
04-01-2008, 08:59 PM
hate ya billy! haha soooooooooo nice

Poopie
04-01-2008, 09:04 PM
nice!

Xyro TR1
04-01-2008, 09:39 PM
Haha, that's beautiful, you ass. =D

oneohone
04-01-2008, 11:56 PM
i have s4 seats [:)]. except i just put the pads/covers on my old manual seat frames.

they are so much more comfortable compared to stock.

Is this hard to do? I would not mind having manual seats at all.

oneohone
04-01-2008, 11:57 PM
Haha, that's beautiful, you ass. =D

About time you got on AZ. Now you know where its going on at!

Urbndevelopmnt
04-02-2008, 05:03 AM
Is this hard to do? I would not mind having manual seats at all.

i'd like to know as well,seeing that its easier than swapping the frame on my seat for the passenger manual seat

PCVET
04-02-2008, 07:49 AM
I have a 96 a4 and i swapped out the two front seats. Well, i didint put the b5 s4 ones in yet. Mine are the same except all black leather. I am going to run into the same problem. I have been putting off getting them in. [headbang]

k0mpresd
04-02-2008, 08:01 AM
Is this hard to do? I would not mind having manual seats at all.
if you are just swapping the pads/covers over to the frames it wont be so bad

i had to assemble one of the seats...had to attach the cover to the pad and then to the frame..thats not the funnest thing in the world to do.

you will need a couple hog rings. or im sure you could improvise somehow. one of the slides for the headrest is a little annoying to get out too. there is a trick to it i never found. but i still got it out; [>_<]

once you do it though, youll be amazed what little parts actually hold the seat together

and not a good pic..but this is them..they are more gray in person. and i reused my stock onyx headrests and black armrest in the rear

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/k0mpresd/IMG_0423.jpg

m5racer
04-02-2008, 08:16 AM
And here is where they mount. I just can't find a way to get a nut in there.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/PiMPMAN101/DSC01145.jpg[/QUOTE]

lucky for me i had power lumbar in my sport seats so all the connections were all ready there :)\

but yes i have the same problem. i cant figure out how to get the front of the seat like your pic bolted down properly. i was told to use a speical type of rivit but all that did was break off after getting in and out a few times.

can someone that has already done this maby post up a quick diy of how to get the frot of the seats bolted down properly? maby a pic of the final product?

clconversion
04-02-2008, 08:53 AM
You need to cut the center bracket out and weld studs to the floor pan to bolt the seat down.


that is exactly what I did doesn't look to pretty but you don't see it so who cares :)

oneohone
04-02-2008, 08:41 PM
if you are just swapping the pads/covers over to the frames it wont be so bad

i had to assemble one of the seats...had to attach the cover to the pad and then to the frame..thats not the funnest thing in the world to do.

you will need a couple hog rings. or im sure you could improvise somehow. one of the slides for the headrest is a little annoying to get out too. there is a trick to it i never found. but i still got it out; [>_<]

once you do it though, youll be amazed what little parts actually hold the seat together

and not a good pic..but this is them..they are more gray in person. and i reused my stock onyx headrests and black armrest in the rear


What are hog rings?

k0mpresd
04-02-2008, 08:48 PM
http://www.cgautoupholstery.com/cart/images/hog-rings.jpg

oneohone
04-02-2008, 08:53 PM
Alright, so how are the pads/covers removed from the frame?

k0mpresd
04-02-2008, 08:57 PM
take the seat out of the car. and look @ it. [:)] it should be fairly easy to figure out. ..i just dont feel like typing it all. and dont remember it all 100% [>_<] haha. it is easy though.

oneohone
04-02-2008, 08:58 PM
Yeah the manual ones do. The power ones are a pain. I cannot get the frame off of the bottom!

k0mpresd
04-02-2008, 08:59 PM
try here. http://www.mycarbl0ws.com/audi_b5/Body/Interior/

oneohone
04-02-2008, 09:07 PM
Thanks man, I will give this a shot this weekend! I appreciate your help!