G8 seats & console install questions

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Re: G8 seats & console install questions

Post by wigid » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:42 pm

i have done the conversion.

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the plug for the seat airbag was different between the G8 and Caprice. So i just took the complete airbag as well as the seat stalk from the Caprice seats and put it into the G8 seats.
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Re: G8 seats & console install questions

Post by indianajoe » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:15 am

I was hoping to not have to disasemble the seats, I don't really mind the manual recline and lumbar

Four of the five plugs are the same as the PPV, the only one that's different is a big white plug with 7 wires in it
I was hoping the seat heaters were the extra plug...
Do you know which plug the airbag is?

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Re: G8 seats & console install questions

Post by wigid » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:52 pm

The airbag is usually yellow and a separate plug. in this picture you can see it on the bottom left corner. From memory the caprice and G8 had different yellow plugs. I did not want to mess with the airbag wiring so i removed the airbag and wiring from the caprice and fitted it without modification to the G8 seat.
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Re: G8 seats & console install questions

Post by CrashTestDummy » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:39 am

I know there is a WIP thread on this forum on what it takes to rewire the Caprice seat to work with the G8 power seat rack. I'm hoping to find it when I do that project. It's probably in the electrical section.
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Re: G8 seats & console install questions

Post by 91C02920 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:34 pm

On the G8 seats, do they go any lower than the Caprice seats once installed? I always feel like the Caprice seats should be able to go a little lower.

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Re: G8 seats & console install questions

Post by indianajoe » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:02 am

91C02920 wrote:On the G8 seats, do they go any lower than the Caprice seats once installed? I always feel like the Caprice seats should be able to go a little lower.
Not that I've noticed, I wouldn't think so, with the frames being essentially (if not exactly) the same

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Re: G8 seats & console install questions

Post by indianajoe » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:10 am

wigid, i finally got around to tearing all the seats apart and redoing them. surprisingly easy to do like you said in the thread lol.

i still wonder if the airbag light wasnt because i didn't have the passenger weight sensor plugged in, the wires are in the heater plug on the g8 seat so i couldn't plug it in

to many mosquitos around to go outside and test such things...

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Re: G8 seats & console install questions

Post by wigid » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:03 am

indianajoe wrote:wigid, i finally got around to tearing all the seats apart and redoing them. surprisingly easy to do like you said in the thread lol.

i still wonder if the airbag light wasnt because i didn't have the passenger weight sensor plugged in, the wires are in the heater plug on the g8 seat so i couldn't plug it in

to many mosquitos around to go outside and test such things...
It surprised me how easy it is to do too.

I am actually changing mine. picked up a whole Holden Caprice interior when i was in Australia in July. It is floating across the pacific as we speak. i am not sure how the DVD monitors will hook up.
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Re: G8 seats & console install questions

Post by indianajoe » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:43 pm

bringing this thread back because i've got an issue with the diagram of the G8 console button assembly
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mine is different?
the black connector is out of order, and is missing the two black wires.
I'm finally getting around to trying to hook up the traction button (although it doesn't work because of other issues...) and the seat heaters, and tapshift
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