Decided that it was time to "spruce up" the poor old Grande Caravan, since it is now 15+ years old, and at 300,000 miles, is getting a bit ratty.
So, I picked up a very nice set of heated leather Durnago front seats, ones with the nice embroidered Dodge Ram logo in red on them.
However after much fooling around, while I got the driver's side in and functional, the passenger side was a different story. The sliding drawer under that side posed a problem, since the Durnago seat is powered, and I wanted that function. The seat is too narrow, and while I could modify the driver's side, the passenger side was basically a "no-go".
So, what to do? Well. I remembered that deep in the shed there were a pair of front Special seats in black that "someone" not allowed here "traded in" on some other items, saying they were pretty much worthless, so I agreed to give some credit & take them for parts.
Turns out, that nothing on them worked, simply because the plugs underneath were all unplugged. Once plugged in, everything worked as it should.
In fact, with some creative wiring to a spare BCM, I got the heat working as well. (I guess the last laugh is on him, he didn't "screw me" after all)
Anyway, here are a couple of pix - you'll not that I also have an AI EVIC mounted in the dash as well, so I can keep an eye on those darn leaky chrome wheels - oh, there is also a mostly-functioning RB1.
I also put in the Durango centre console. It has multiple storage areas, and a power outlet, as well as internal lighting.
BTW, the wiring hanging below the RB1 is for testing other radios, so that I don't have to keep taking the RB out. There is also a CD lead in the glove box.
All-in-all, it went well in the "old girl". Who says that 2nd gen LH parts can't be used elsewhere?