Swapping Seats from Base to Premium - Driver Seat Move-ability Fix

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    If you swapped your base cloth seats with premium leather and have the issue with driver seat doesn't move, here is the fix.
    Power (hot/ground) for base seats goes to the POWER SWITCH directly.
    Power (hot/ground) for premium seats goes to the memory module under driver seat, then the module feeds the POWER SWITCH.
    You basically need to make that connection/tabbing, so power flows to POWER SWITCH and you would cancel the memory module.
    Here is some pics and diagrams (also in PDF) to explain. Let me know if you need more help.
    This fix will not only make the seat move, but will also make it slide back when you turn off the car, and slide forward when you turn it on. Which makes it easier to go in/out of the car.
    Worked for me. 20191018_145617.jpg Driver Seat Fix.jpg
     

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    I am also enabling my memory feature, but that's another project.
    Parts purchased:
    1- driver door module pulled from Mustang
    2- lock/unlock buttons with memory 1/2/3
    3- door bezel for new switch (wider opening)
    4- connectors
    It is not as complicated as you might think. It will however involve some wiring with the new module and lock/unlock switch since you will be using new connectors. Still totally doable.
    If you print the wiring diagram in the PDF above and look at the wiring, you will figure out the wiring.
     
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    Great tech and good information for those doing the seat swap.
     
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    I hope this works on my 2017 v6. How about the passenger side?
     
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    Passenger side should move fine, there is no memory module for passenger side.
    Potentially the airbag light may come on due to the passenger side occupancy sensor different part number between base and premium. I swapped the sensor from the original base seat to the premium seat and airbag light was gone.
     
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    NC GTier,
    I'm starting my cloth to leather seat swap. The leather seats I got have the memory module on the drivers side. I would like to enable the memory seats feature. Looking at your memory parts list above can you share what connectors are needed for the DDM and memory door switch.
     
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    The driver door connector is not a serviceable part at Ford based on the service manual, so I ended up buying the entire door harness from Ford using a memory seat VIN.
     
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