Add newer electric seats to RRC?
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    Add newer electric seats to RRC?

    I've got an 87 rangie that has the manual cloth seats - but they need TLC. I have sourced a nice, newer set of leather rrc seats but the fronts have electrical controls. Has anyone gone down this route before and retrofitted electrically adjusted seats? Any tips?

    Failing that, anyone know the fuse sizing on later RRC adjustable seat circuits?

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    Re: Add newer electric seats to RRC?

    all us sold rangies cloth or leather had electric seats, the exception was the hunter edition. but in case yours did not come originally equipped with electric seats, yes you can retrofit. the best is to visit rave.
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    Re: Add newer electric seats to RRC?

    Mine's not a US-sold rover. I was hoping to be able to get away with a fused 12V line to the seat and not much else, but perhaps that's optimistic...

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    Re: Add newer electric seats to RRC?

    a simple fuse wont work, too much amperage being drawn while seats are moving with the weight of an adult. you will need to add a relay to the fuse equation in order to maintain proper current flow and not overload the circuit or overwork the seat motors.
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    Re: Add newer electric seats to RRC?

    Contact someone who parts out Classics & try to find a harness.
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    What are your plans for those manual seats? I might be interested.
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    Re: Add newer electric seats to RRC?

    I found this thread describing the necessary wiring: https://www.aulro.com/afvb/technical...ats-truck.html

    I've ordered some suitable relay blocks and will give it a try. Not sure what my plans are for the manual seats - depends on how much rebuilding they need, but I'll post back here when I figure it out.

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