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Old 08-14-2009, 04:36 AM   #101
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there isn't anything you can do to fool the driver's seat position sensor or the passenger occupant detection module unless you know how to manually reprogram the thing. as for the seat position sensor though, you can buy an oem seat for cheap and strip it off and attach it to your new seat.

and agreed... modding is fun and all, but not at the cost of safety... which is why i've kept my oem seats even though i hate them.

and as far as i know, once you swap the occupant detection module, it still won't be normal operation. the passenger airbag isnt just ON or OFF, it actually detects the weight of the passenger which in turns tell the airbag how hard to deploy... all of this gets messed up when you place the module in another seat that has not been properly positioned, which is why the car manual states that it has to be calibrated when you ever you mess with it.


if you've ever gotten the occupant detection module replaced under warranty for whatever reason, you'll realize that the dealership will test the system to see whether it is detecting the weight of the passenger correctly. simply sitting on the seat to see if it goes from 'OFF' to 'ON' isn't enough if you are expecting the safety of your car to be at its full potential. if you're swapping it between OEM seats, chances are the module will be correctly positioned if you put it back where you took it out from.... but for aftermarket seats.... its not the same geometry as the OEM.

the occupant detection module detects in two readings... whether its someone adult-sized or child-sized. if you have aftermarket seats that sinks down more than the oem seat as you sit on it, it may actually lighten the load a bit from the bladder and cause it to think that an adult is a child, or if its real firm, it may be reading more load than it should be, and think the child is an adult.
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:23 AM   #102
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I didn't read through the thread, but I have an '07 and I swapped '04 STi seats into my car. With a quick readthrough of Trooper's thread, all you have to do if you own an 06, is to remove the weight bladder from your stock seat, and put it into your aftermarket seat if it's possible to put it somewhere..
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:05 PM   #103
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^perhaps you should read my last paragraph... or the last two paragraphs of the post above.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:03 PM   #104
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^perhaps you should read my last paragraph... or the last two paragraphs of the post above.
the passenger side bag bladder outa my 06 tr seat works just fine in an 04 wrx seat in my 06

tested with seveal passengers of different sizes/weights and the results were virtually identical to the stock seat
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:15 PM   #105
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This thread was spot on. swapped in 2 04 wrx seats into a 2006 TR, and just needed to move over the bladder on the passenger side, and put a 2.2K resistor in the driver side. Worked first time, like a charm!
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:05 PM   #106
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i've installed a Recaro SRD into my 06 TR. the airbag light is on, where can i buy a resistor for it?

Is this seat pushed back the farthest that it will go?
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:52 PM   #107
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1. Ok, So I understand the dangers of the airbag. However I can't move my seat back all the way if it were to be deployed, so it will either hurt like hell if it ever decides to blow, or it'll hurt me more than necessary.

2. I'll need a 3.3 ohm resistor and a 2.2 ohm resistor(driver) for for the side airbag.

3. I'll need to move the pressure bladder for my new seats.

4. The two things I'm still unsure about are the Seat belt latch detection, and the seat position sensor. Can someone please pm me on more info, because I plan on putting a harness bar and using harnesses. Is it possible to do something about the driver airbag never going off since I'll be using my harness bar and harness?
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:54 PM   #108
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Can anyone update me on this?
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:13 AM   #109
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Anyone?
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:28 AM   #110
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bump before my trip to frisco.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:35 AM   #111
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what if u pull the fuse..
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I finally said **** it and decided I might just pull my whole airbag module. Lol, No need for airbags with a harness.
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:07 PM   #113
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Does anyone know if this will throw a code with the BCM or should it be fine? Because I won't be needing the airbags with my harness.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:03 PM   #114
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I finally said **** it and decided I might just pull my whole airbag module. Lol, No need for airbags with a harness.
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Does anyone know if this will throw a code with the BCM or should it be fine? Because I won't be needing the airbags with my harness.
A harness on the street is not a good idea. Especially without a HANS device.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1827312

As an airbag engineer, I get to see crash data. Trust me, you want your airbags and you want your factory belts. The two are designed to work in conjunction and they do a very respectable job.
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damnit. now I have to sell my harness and bar.....
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I know this post is kinda old but this the only write up I have been able to find on this subject and all the picture links are broken. I don't suppose the original poster has these pics and can repost them? I am trying to make sure the airbags will operate. Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:44 PM   #117
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Here is a writeup that I wrote for this swap.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=996050
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