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Old 06-29-2018, 12:44 PM   #1
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Made a trip down to their location in Irvine, CA, yesterday. Picked up a few things I need for my next mod and snapped a few pics of the facility.

I'll update this thread with the progress.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:17 AM   #2
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That must have been fun! Looking forward to your updates.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:25 PM   #3
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Driver of the seat in the last picture must have had a lot of Taco Bell. ROTFLMAO
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:14 AM   #4
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That must have been fun! Looking forward to your updates.
It was pretty cool, yes. If all goes as planned, I should have a couple updates over the next week...

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Old 07-09-2018, 02:47 PM   #5
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The final result below!

Only issue I ran into is a flashing passenger seat belt light. We relocated the factory seat belt buckles and respective wiring to the sparco seats and reconnected the wire harnesses, with the exception of the air bag modules (obviously). We expected to see the amber 'airbag off' light to the right of the AC vent, as well as the red airbag light on the dash cluster itself. What we didn't expect to see is a red flashing passenger seat belt light on the same panel to the right of the AC vent where the airbag on/off lights are.

The passenger seat belt buckle had two wire harnesses for what we believed to be the seat belt and airbag. The driver seat had a third harness (no idea what for). Both seat belts buckle and there is no beeping. Unbuckling the driver seat belt produces a red seat belt light on the dash cluster, as normal. Buckling the driver seat belt makes that light go away, so I'm sure the flashing seat belt light on the right side in the air bag on/off light area is related to the passenger seat belt. Buckling the passenger seat belt doesn't make the light disappear. We tested coming to a hard stop and both seat belts still lock-up under hard braking. Everything appears to be normal, so I can't understand why the blinking passenger seat belt light appeared. The only thing we didn't reconnect on the passenger seat was the airbag wire harness.

I'm searching the forum/internet for answers but if anyone knows what we did wrong, I would greatly appreciate the guidance.
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The final result below!

Only issue I ran into is a flashing passenger seat belt light. We relocated the factory seat belt buckles and respective wiring to the sparco seats and reconnected the wire harnesses, with the exception of the air bag modules (obviously). We expected to see the amber 'airbag off' light to the right of the AC vent, as well as the red airbag light on the dash cluster itself. What we didn't expect to see is a red flashing passenger seat belt light on the same panel to the right of the AC vent where the airbag on/off lights are.

The passenger seat belt buckle had two wire harnesses for what we believed to be the seat belt and airbag. The driver seat had a third harness (no idea what for). Both seat belts buckle and there is no beeping. Unbuckling the driver seat belt produces a red seat belt light on the dash cluster, as normal. Buckling the driver seat belt makes that light go away, so I'm sure the flashing seat belt light on the right side in the air bag on/off light area is related to the passenger seat belt. Buckling the passenger seat belt doesn't make the light disappear. We tested coming to a hard stop and both seat belts still lock-up under hard braking. Everything appears to be normal, so I can't understand why the blinking passenger seat belt light appeared. The only thing we didn't reconnect on the passenger seat was the airbag wire harness.

I'm searching the forum/internet for answers but if anyone knows what we did wrong, I would greatly appreciate the guidance.

Those seats look great in the yaris. Probably a bit more comfortable than stock, I'm guessing

I think the passenger light has something to do with the sensor in the oem seat that detects the weight of when someone is sitting there and maybe the lack of that sensor is causing the light...
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Those seats look great in the yaris. Probably a bit more comfortable than stock, I'm guessing

I think the passenger light has something to do with the sensor in the oem seat that detects the weight of when someone is sitting there and maybe the lack of that sensor is causing the light...
It's funny because as a bigger dude, the bottom part of the factory seats might have been a little more comfortable. The sparco's are more narrow so the bolstering on them bite into my hips a bit more. However, everything else about them is far more comfortable. The back support is better, they sit lower in the car so my door and center arm rests have become more comfortable, I feel like I gained an inch or two of leg room and I'm able to bring the steering wheel all the way down to it's lowest position without bumping my right knee against it when braking. If it wasn't for the bottom part of the sparco's being a little more narrow and their bolstering biting into my hips a bit, they'd be more comfortable in every way. In the end, it's still comfortable and with all the other gains, I'm super happy with them.

As for the sensor, that's what it sounds like my problem is.
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It's funny because as a bigger dude, the bottom part of the factory seats, might have been a little more comfortable. The sparco's are more narrow so the bolstering on them bite into my hips a bit more. However, everything else about them is far more comfortable. The back support is better, they sit lower in the car so my door and center arm rests have become more comfortable, I feel like I gained an inch or two of leg room and I'm able to bring the steering wheel all the way down to it's lowest position without bumping my right knee against it when braking. If it wasn't for the bottom part of the sparco's being a little more narrow and their bolstering biting into my hips a bit, they'd be more comfortable in every way. In the end, it's still comfortable and with all the other gains, I'm super happy with them.

As for the sensor, that's what it sounds like my problem is.
I have a feeling the padding will adjust to you over time and they’ll be a better fit. One thing I don’t like about most OEM seats is they’re usually not deep enough, those look nice and deep.
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