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Old 08-14-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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2012 Wrangler Unlimited After Market seat question

This is my first post so I hope I landed in the right place. The vehicle in question is a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sport.

I recently replaced my driver side seat with a Corbeau Sport seat and love it. No install issues.

I like it so much I ordered the same for the passenger side and that's where my trouble starts. There's at least one issue I need to figure out how to deal with.

The OEM seat has a plastic sensor between the foam layers of the seat cushion that appears to be what tells the computer someone is in the seat. I believe that without that sensor the seat belt chime would not longer work, which is fine. I'm more worried that the SRS air bag would not be deployed in a crash. I know some vehicles I've had disable the air bag if there's no occupant in the seat, but they also showed a status light telling me so. I don't see any such light on the Jeep.

Any pearls of wisdom on this one appreciated. I think I can remove the sensor from the OEM seat and relocate it to the Corbeau between the bottom springs and the cushion but I haven't tried it. If I knew for a fact it would not affect the air bags I'd probably just ditch it.

Thanks!

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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I don't think it'd be for the seat belt. It's almost assuredly the SRS sensor.

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I don't think it'd be for the seat belt. It's almost assuredly the SRS sensor.
Good point, upon further inspection the seat belt buckle has it's own sensor.
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