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Old November 23rd, 2018, 3:22 AM
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I have a 2017 cargo van with the upgraded seats but of course they are still lousy, as far as i can tell the back moves forward/back and the whole seat moves toward the steering wheel or back

no other adjustments but pretty sure the seats do have airbags in them

so my question is , did any of the passenger vans come with nice seats i can swap out that have airbags that my wiring harness will plug into?

i am guessing all these custom conversion seats do not have airbags???

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Old November 23rd, 2018, 3:32 AM
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my 2013 savana passenger has a 6 way adjustable power seat....
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Old November 23rd, 2018, 11:38 AM
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From what I know, there are only two main options with sub options for each main option. Doesn't matter if you have a passenger or cargo. It's all the same.

Vinyl or Cloth - that's it.
Manual or Power.
Colour.

Personally, I do not find the seat to be bad at all. Even the manager who sold me the truck was suprised (Cadillac Dealer). I think the problem people complain about is age. From what I read, the foam begins loosing it's properties and the seats slowly get uncomfortable. The good news is, parts are widely available. You can buy brand new foam rather easily.
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Canucklehead does yours have airbags in the sides of the seat?

dberladyn my van has been on the road about 7 months from new and has 8000 miles i am sure the seat is not worn out

it is causing me major hip pain
i drive 50,000 miles a year for work, have owned numerous cars the past 15 years and never had this problem, so it is definitely the seat

got a wedge pad and that has helped some but will do searches for stock 6 way power seat for a 2017 chevy van, that sounds like what i need
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I am approaching 50,000 Km. My seat has never bothered me. That armrest on the door though...
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I lifted the front of the seats with about 3/4" of washers. Made a big difference.
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This wedge pad is Lifting the seat a good bit and is not making a difference, I think it is the shape of the seat

I haven’t noticed any problems with armrests LOL

canucklehead could you post a few pictures of your six way seat please
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You have a 2017. They redesigned the armrest on the door panel, that's why.

Yes Canucklehead, please post pics of the powerseat. As many as you can.
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My seat is basically same as this one. The power control is between you legs while sitting. Single arm rest, and I don't think it has airbags inside the seat. They are in the roof rail.
The wire connector with the red clip on it is the airbag weight sensor I think.
And ditto on that piece of crap arm rest. It squeaks, and digs into your elbow relentlessly.
Another option to changing your seat to a power one, is to pay have have your seat re-foamed. I bought a used 92 ford explorer a while back, and the seller had this done prior. the difference in firmness, comfort and support between the re-foamed driver seat and the factory passenger seat was massive.
My cruze that I bought has padded arm rests right where it needs to have it...What a difference.

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We (at least I) wanted to see the mechanism and any possible mechanical/physical differences. I imagine the base is the same. I am imagining the seat cushion and fabric is the same with the exception of some slits for wires. It is just the slide mechanism I think that that changes. Manual / Power.

That picture you posted is of a newer model van. It has the newer style arm rests on the doors.
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