Recaro seat install question

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    Well after 5 yrs I finally aquired a set of Boss Recaro seats. Supposedly they came out of a 13. I did not buy from the Boss owner so that part is iffy. Regardless, I had no install issues but, my air bag light is still on. I disconnected the battery prior to install. Should I have removed the fuse or do I need to get a scanner and reset the code? If they are from a 12 before the change, can I get an air bag out of the new gen and do a plug and play? Or can I take my connector from my seats and splice it in?
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    Could it be that the new airbags (in the seat) will have to be synced to the vehicles SRS module.
     
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    Would you happen to know how to do that
     
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    Would have to be done with ford scan tool.
     
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    Crap that's what I was hoping not to hear. Thanks
     
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    I'm not positive that this is the fix but I would bet this has to be done. The CAN system on our vehicles talks to everything. I'm thinking the SRS module doesn't see the airbags in the seat.
     
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    Thanks. I'm going out to swap back to stock seats just to mess with it now.
     
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    Update- I reinstalled the stock seats and the airbag went off. So I am assuming that the seats did come out of an early 12 Boss. Anyone know if i can get newer airbags and do a plug and play swap?

    TIA
     
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    You have to pull the air bag pads out of the bottom of the seats and swap the with the once you want to use.
     
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    That's what I was figuring. Thanks for the info. Now back to Ford for more parts.
     
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    This had me nervous, I thought you meant you literally deployed the airbag, not the airbag light went off lol.
     

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