Trick airbag sensor when installing Sparco front seats

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  1. Jeffery Dempsey

    Jeffery Dempsey TMO Intermediate

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    Hello

    I am working on my 2016 GT premium edition. The stock front seats are coming out and being replaced with Sparco Evo IIs.

    I am looking for a way to modify the wiring to avoid the whole airbag issue.

    This car has the vented leather seats and there are two wiring connectors.

    Thank yoou
     
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    Basically you need to wire in a 2 ohm resistor to the pigtail below the seat.

    I'm installing a set of Cobra Suzuka seats on Planted bases this week, this video on Youtube is the only thing I've been able to find.
    I'm hoping FORscan can turn off the seat modules but I have not found any information online yet.
     
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    On my tech pack 2016 GT350 the 2 ohm resistor worked correctly, and when installing a set of Sparco seats I did not have to disable the climate settings. Leaving the second smaller seat harness disconnected was enough - much like the Recaro don’t have the motors and omits the second harness. No trouble codes set.
     
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    I have a 16 track pack with only one connector.

    I was able to get rid of the seatbelt chime.

    But since I don’t have oem seatbelts or seats what resistors do I need? I don’t want to hack up my oem recaros to make this work.

    Here is the connector.

    https://flic.kr/p/21Xh8w7

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  7. Jeffery Dempsey

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    One Driver side Sparco seat installation is finally complete...Ok, I no longer have a little yellow airbag signal in my gauge cluster.

    I bought and installed new seat wiring harnesses, 'pigtailed' the seat airbag harness with the 2.2 Ohm resistor and connected the stock seat belt buckle wiring.

    Now for the slightly more exciting passenger side. I have all the mounting hardware and electrical bits and pieces. I am just mulling the decision on the fluid filled pressure pad / switch.
     
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    Don't you guys miss the old days when you just pulled out the old seat and threw in the new one???
     
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    If i want to put the old seats back in do I have to solder the airbag sensor back on before I plug all the other other wiring in? Or will the airbag go off since I cut the plug off already.
     
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    I purchased two replacement seat wiring harnesses so I could re-install the stock seats without having to make cut existing connectors and wiring.

    You do not have to solder the connector unless you want the dash warning lamp and no seat airbag.

    I also moved the seat position location sensor over to the replacement harness.
     

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