Re: Anybody done a Mazda 6 seat swap?
[quote author=96SFusion link=topic=152124.msg3603808#msg3603808 date=1270616091]
I just dropped off my rear seat bottom to have a new cover made after the 2nd leather insert tore today when I put my knee on it. The fronts and rear seat backs are holding up well. I've seen a few threads talking about swapping seats, so I thought I'd do a quick write up about what needs to be done to use AWD MS6 seats in a FWD fusion.
Driver Seat - Driver seat fits no modification
Pass Seat - The alignment dowel on the inside front foot is in the wrong place. Drill a new hole for it (I just cut the dowel off)
Rear side bolsters/fillers - Swap frames, add foam padding to frame using spray adhesive, stretch cover, trim, tuck, and staple as necessary. The mazda covers are actually larger than the ford ones, so there is plenty of excess after slotting for mounting tabs, etc.
Rear seat backs - Need to drill correct 1/2" holes for FWD rear seat back mounting in 3 of the 4 front brackets, all other bolts and dowels line up perfectly
Rear seat bottom - You need to retrofit the cover onto a regular 6 seat foam or modify your fusion seat foam to accommodate the seatbelt holes (the cover isn't slit at the back and the belts fit inward instead of outward as on the fusion foam). I just hacked up the foam a little. The next problem is that the AWD car has a different rear floor pan design under the rear seat because of the RX8 rear end that is fitted to the car. You need to have a panel sewn in to fill the gap, no big deal as it is vinyl anyway.
This is for 06 seats, Mazda changes wiring colors like most people change their underwear. The pin-outs are correct. Mazda uses 2 connectors for each seat instead of the single that is used by Ford. I t-tapped and soldered into the seat wiring (NOT the airbag wiring as my car is an S and doesn't have side curtains). For my seat connector, I went high-tech and used a 4-pin trailer harness LOL. It has held up fine for nearly a year, and my changes are completely reversible.
* == omitted wire, no connection
X == connector locking tab
Driver Seat (C30)
| 1 X X 5 7 |
| 2 3 4 6 8 |
1 Black - Ground
3 White/Green - Buckle Switch+
4 Black - Ground
5 Pink - Power Seat+
6 Red/White - Heating Element+ (from toggle switch)
7 Blue - Seat Track Position Sensor
8 Green - Seat Track Position Sensor
Driver Airbag (c109)
| 1 2 |
Passenger Seat (C41)
| 1 5 7 * * 11 |
| 2 6 * * * 12 |
1 Black - Ground
2 Black - Ground
5 Black/Blue - Seat Weight Sensor Control Module +
6 Black Seat - Weight Sensor Control Module -
7 Blue/White - SAS Control Module (Pass "Airbag Off" Indicator)
11 Blue/Red - Heating Element+ (from toggle switch)
12 White/Blue - Buckle Switch+
Passenger Airbag (c110)
| 1 2 |