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Old 04-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #26
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I will be doing this when I get some free time. My girlfriend can't see over the dash :(

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Old 04-02-2012, 04:25 AM   #27
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OK a couple of questions please.

1. Are the switchs for the seat controls mounted on the outside or inside of the seat?

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2. Do you modify the existing outside cover to accept the new switches?

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Old 04-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #28
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OK a couple of questions please.

1. Are the switchs for the seat controls mounted on the outside or inside of the seat?

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2. Do you modify the existing outside cover to accept the new switches?

The outer cover on the passenger side (you'll need to buy the correct cover- see parts list in the links in original post. P/N 22780755)

IIRC, the existing non-power outer cover doesn't have any clips and such for the new additional seat switch.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #29
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I will be doing this when I get some free time. My girlfriend can't see over the dash :(

Thanks for the writeup!
My wife has the same problem, but I'm mean and think it's hilarious...

But - I'll probably do it someday...
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:59 PM   #30
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Someone had mentioned a part list, etc. So I'm a little confused on this whole process.

I have a 2011 with a manual passenger seat. I'd like it to be a power seat. So what exactly do I need to buy and from where?

After I have the items I'm handy and can follow all these instructions, which is great, thanks so much for posting, but you start off the thread not mentioning what hardware/electrical is required to be ordered from GM or wherever.

I'm assuming that this involves using the same existing seat, and just doing the underneath rail/hardware modification, or, does this involve buying a whole new seat as well?
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #31
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If I was to get a whole seat from the 2012 will it work as in plug and play without having to mess with any wires. I am a little confused, on another site a guy swaped one into his 2011 convert. and said it was a plug and play. Would like to do this mod also.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:57 PM   #32
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2011/12 seats and wiring are DIFFERENT than the 2010 from what I understand. This writeup was using the 2SS parts list that Ofer had (see links in post 1) and uses the existing seat back, the lower pads/leather and hardware. It just uses the new lower seat base and harness, and a piece of the old harness for the seat sliding switch for 2010 only.

Yours might be even more simple than this if it's a 2011. I don't know if a 12 seat will work as a plug n play in a 2011. But if you got the whole seat, you're miles ahead.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:07 PM   #33
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I used your DIY 2 weeks ago to do this for a member and his wife, there both happy for it, its not hard to do at all.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #34
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Can I just replace the seat with a seat from a 2012 Camaro? Will the air bag sensor work? Will the wiring plug in?
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:56 PM   #35
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Someone had mentioned a part list, etc. So I'm a little confused on this whole process.

I have a 2011 with a manual passenger seat. I'd like it to be a power seat. So what exactly do I need to buy and from where?

After I have the items I'm handy and can follow all these instructions, which is great, thanks so much for posting, but you start off the thread not mentioning what hardware/electrical is required to be ordered from GM or wherever.

I'm assuming that this involves using the same existing seat, and just doing the underneath rail/hardware modification, or, does this involve buying a whole new seat as well?
The first post has a link to a thread on another forum that has a parts list that appears to be complete. If I do this mod, I'd probably buy from GMPartsDirect.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:23 PM   #36
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Excellent write-up and excellent job! One problem though, no final product pic! I've searched and it seems once everyone get's done they are too excited to snap a quick finished photo, lol. Which I totally understand by the way. Anyone have a finished picture they could post?

Thank You all for the information, it's why I love this site!
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:19 PM   #37
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Is there any pics of final product. Trying to piece the parts I need to do this mod. Also has anyone done this to a cloth seat car.
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Excellent write-up and excellent job! One problem though, no final product pic! I've searched and it seems once everyone get's done they are too excited to snap a quick finished photo, lol. Which I totally understand by the way. Anyone have a finished picture they could post?

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Old 04-12-2013, 09:19 AM   #38
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I'm in the middle of doing this upgrade and I too have the mystery switch on the on the inner track and my new harness does not have the wiring for it. I have the GM shop manuals for my 2010 and it calls this a seat position sensor. It says that it is used to determine which stage of the dual stage air bag deploys in a collision. I can see why this is important and why you get an air bag light when it is not installed. Modifying the harness and installing the sensor seems straightforward enough, but I'm wondering why the 2012 doesn't have this sensor. Do the 2012s not have dual stage air bags or do they have some other way of sensing seat the position? There's another thread on Modern Camaro about a guy doing this mod on a 2011 V6 convertible. He doesn't mention anything about this sensor on harness mods in his write up. Do 2011s not have this sensor either? Or is it the V6s that do not have it? Maybe convertibles don't have dual stage air bags? The V6s call for a different harness PN, but I've never understood this either. Why would something need to be different in the seat of a V6 vs a V8? If anyone knows, post up the answers. This mod would be easier if we really had a plug n play harness and now I'm wondering if there if there might be one, if we knew it's PN.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:33 PM   #39
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Ok, I'm now finished with this mod and mine was quite the PIA! More on that in a minute, but first I found the PN for the missing bracket that the center clip on the outboard cover clips to. It's PN 92230451 and the screw is PN 92230452. The screw is the same one that's left over from the inboard cover, but I'd already put that one back in, using one of those trim clips, so I wouldn't have an empty hole. Speaking of the inboard cover, I tried to find the correct one for that also, but I didn't have much luck. Everybody's catalog shows it as being the same one as non-power. I did find one other PN for a 2013 convertible and I thought I'd order it just to see if it might be the correct one, but my local dealer said that it was a "future" part and that it hadn't been released yet.
Now to the PIA part. When I put my seat back together, I had a terrible time getting the bolt holes in the seat back to line up with the holes in the base. I could get any three to line up but the fourth one would always be out. I finally put some pressure on the seat and got the bolt in. When I put the seat back in the car the inboard rail was parallel with the floorboard, but the rear of the outboard rail was about a inch and a half from the floorboard. I thought that this was strange, but I hoped that the bolt would pull it down. It did, but I noticed that as it was pulling down the track, the seatback was twisting. By the time the bolt was tight the seatback was severely twisted. I thought WTF! They've sold me a warped seat frame assembly. I took the seat back out of the car and studied it for a while and came to the conclusion that somehow the inner and outer recliners in the seatback had lost their "clocked" relationship. They're tied together with a spline shaft with a flat on it. I removed the clips from the shaft, slid the shaft out of the inner mechanism, rotated it exactly one turn, reinstalled it and problem solved! Seat went back in the car a fit perfectly. That was over a week ago and it works perfectly. I just can't figure out how it got out of whack in the first place. But I figured if it happened to me it could happen to someone else, so I'd write it up and post it.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:37 PM   #40
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Will 2014's fit in 2011's?

I may be able to get a complete leather set out of a 2014.

I'm thinking it may require a new harness.
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:40 PM   #41
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Would you know if I get a complete 2014 Power Passenger seat from a scrap yard that it would fit...Plug & Play. Or is more than that (I have the early version 2010 2LT)

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Old 01-18-2014, 02:37 PM   #42
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Would you know if I get a complete 2014 Power Passenger seat from a scrap yard that it would fit...Plug & Play. Or is more than that (I have the early version 2010 2LT)

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Thankfully that scrap yard has a few As I'm looking to pull the complete leather interior at some point.

I'm hoping everything is plug and play.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:41 PM   #43
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I wrecked my 2010 2SSRS 2 weeks ago and they are replacing the entire passenger seat. I'd like to replace it with a full power version. What model year was the first full power seat available? Will the electrical harness in the full power seat plug and play with the harness left in the floor? Are the plastic parts of the connectors the same, but may require repositioning one or more metal pins? Sorry, I couldn't follow all the steps in the DIY.
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Would you know if I get a complete 2014 Power Passenger seat from a scrap yard that it would fit...Plug & Play. Or is more than that (I have the early version 2010 2LT)

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Also I was told there are airbags in the seat(2014) !!! Is this true?
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Its true they can't sell them.
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Its true they can't sell them.
I getting one next week...without the airbags. My question was does these seats have airbags in them and the 2010s don't?????
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I asked when I was there hmm I guess they are removing the airbags now?

They were going to sell me the skins but I want the full seats myself. Left me know if you get the power working.

My 2011 has airbags at least it says so on the seats.
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I asked when I was there hmm I guess they are removing the airbags now?

They were going to sell me the skins but I want the full seats myself. Left me know if you get the power working.

My 2011 has airbags at least it says so on the seats.
I asked someone from Oshawa plant & they said that the airbags are an option....after the 2010s
Well I got my seat and they didn`t bother taking the airbag out....The seat is black so I have to change the skin from mine to the new one...I haven`t looked at it yet to see if the plugs are the same but I hope they are.
Lets hope it won`t be a hard job to plug...
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I asked someone from Oshawa plant & they said that the airbags are an option....after the 2010s
Well I got my seat and they didn`t bother taking the airbag out....The seat is black so I have to change the skin from mine to the new one...I haven`t looked at it yet to see if the plugs are the same but I hope they are.
Lets hope it won`t be a hard job to plug...
Keep me informed. I'm hoping to get the seats too but have had no luck. My 2011's seats do have the airbag tag though.
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Keep me informed. I'm hoping to get the seats too but have had no luck. My 2011's seats do have the airbag tag though.
I had the car for 5 years now & never noticed the airbag tag on my seat...
I hope it means that we do have the Airbags in the Car like you mentioned....
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