Last summer I got a full set of black leather front and rear seats out of a 99 300m.
I finally decided to start the install.
Since the seats were in a car with no windows rain and a little mud were on them, so I had to carefully clean them.
I used a steam cleaner to blow off the mud and a ton of paper tows to wipe them down.
Then I used leather cleaners and wipes to make them look new again.
These seats were a good find last year.
I got them for $300, and I could tell they were in good shape(no tears, cracks, etc.)
All they needed was cleaning.
Yesterday I installed the rear seats in my 98 cord.
Plug and play.
Now with the cord's huge trunk space, combined with the 300m fully fold down seats, I now can haul a lot in my trunk.
Today I first brought my car to the dealership for the drivers side recliner seatbolt and shifter interlock recall updates first, with my old front seats in(I wanted this doen before I installed the 300m front seats).
This took three hours at the dealership, so I only had about 4 hours of the day left.
It took about 3 hours to clean the front seats, and less than an hour to install.
I found the 2 prong power plug on the passenger side.
So I was able to power both sides up, and even have the memory with only connecting up the power plugs. Plug and play!
It was getting cold out, and rain was predicted(my new place doesn't have a garage, so this was done outside) so I decided that the rest of the wiring will have to wait for a warm day.
The front seats work just fine, but the motors seam to have a bit of trouble moving the seats.
Since the seats were sitting for a couple of years the underside of the power seats are a bit rusted, and I am afraid that if I don't lube them the motors may burn out.
So I need to also lube up the moving mechinizims so they move better and don't wear out the motors because of rust.
Any advice here on what type of grease I should use to lube the power seat moviing parts up with?
All I need to do now to complete the wiring is run the 7 common wires from the passenger side to the drivers side big white plug, and run the violet/yellow pci bus wire to where the otis plugs in, and find the 10 fused wire to splice into for the 2 heat control wires. I am thinking of running those 2 wires through the bottom of the driver's door side to the fuse block.
What do you think?
Or should I run them through the console and up around under the dash?
I also installed the 300m leather shift knob.
All I need now to complete the package is a black leather center console.
But my car is looking good on the inside now!
I'll take some pictures for you guys tomarrow.