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Anyone add power seats?

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Someone local to me was parting out an Explorer for cheap, so I got a few things I needed for my Ranger....and also a few things I didn't "need" but wanted. lol
Amongst those items are a pair of bucket seats that I'd like to use, as I don't care for the 60/40 thing and my drivers seat is busted out in the backrest anyway.

The Explorer seats are power seats and will need a 12v supply, so my question is: how should I get power to the seat? Will I find a factory harness already under the carpet or something? I can get power there if I have to, just wanted some advice from someone who maybe already done this. Thanks!
 


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It would be best to use a harness as it will connect to everything it needs. But it could be as simple as power and ground.
 
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I did get the connector plug with about 6 inches of wire attached with the seats, just in case.
 

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Having swapped Aerostar seats, I can tell you that from the factory they use a constant 12v power source, so you can adjust the seats while the vehicle is off. Maybe to discourage people from doing it while the vehicle is moving or from accidentally popping it out of gear. Or being able to move the seat back when you open the door without the key being in the ignition. Myself, I would add a fused 12v ignition switched power source from a relay. If you are not going under the floor, then down the driver's side and out from under the sill would be okay. If you have a slider on the seat, I see no need for a constant 12v. $0.02
 

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Having installed Eddie Bauer seats I fused the seat controls and put the seat warmers on relays in my 2000 Ranger as how I installed a center console from a explorer. installed a fuse block inside of it and ran wires to the back and out both ways to each seat, Readers Digest version.
 

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