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  • 2000 up Dodge Durango / Dakota power seat, Now plan B!!!

    As the other thread stated these seats are direct bolts in. As soon as I finished attaching the brackets to the seats and set them in the jeep it started to rain something fierce. It has not rained around here for some time, so I can't complain. I did not get to install the center Arm rest/ seat yet will work on that tomorrow. My seats came from a durango with power seat on the driver side and manual on the passenger. I made a few observations while I was attaching the brackets to the seats The power seat switch from the durango looks remarkably like the Wagoneer switch, just a little more modern. The connectors are a little different. but they look very similar. I am searching for a pin out of the durango power seat switch and harness. If my suspicions are right I should be able to make a plug change and use the durango switch with the waggy power seat bracket and leave the durango switch mounted in the stock position on the seat. If not it will take a little surgery to get the waggy switch in place. The passenger side will have to have something fabricated to hold the switch. Here is a few pictures of the switches, what do you think? I will put up better pictures of the switches and plugs in the morning when I can break out the good camera and take some macros of them. iphone pictures will have to work for now.







    Last edited by Achilles; 09-06-2012, 06:54 PM.
    Life happens while you are making plans...............



    1983 Wagoneer Limeted, 169k 360 AMC, NP 229, 727,
    MODS: 2003 Durango bucket seats:
    http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=159286
    Build Thread: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=174925

  • #2
    I think I have figure out which wires belong to which switch on both of the switch harness. I think I am going to test it out on the durango power seat bracket first so that i do not destroy the wagoneer power seat bracket.
    Life happens while you are making plans...............



    1983 Wagoneer Limeted, 169k 360 AMC, NP 229, 727,
    MODS: 2003 Durango bucket seats:
    http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=159286
    Build Thread: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=174925

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    • #3
      The drivers side on mine, I did the surgery route and was way simple, I'll try and get a pic sometime for ya. The pass side I still haven't mounted but I think a simple bracket can be made to hold it.
      73 j-4000 "buttercup"-SOA 36's 4 door cab


      78 wagoneer choptop-SOA 36's, 6 point cage, blah blah blah

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      • #4
        This is what I ended up doing. Took the easy way out!!!








        Did the surgery. Trying to figure out what I am going to do on the passenger side. Have a few ideas.
        Last edited by Achilles; 04-29-2015, 05:08 AM.
        Life happens while you are making plans...............



        1983 Wagoneer Limeted, 169k 360 AMC, NP 229, 727,
        MODS: 2003 Durango bucket seats:
        http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=159286
        Build Thread: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=174925

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        • #5
          Yup pretty much just what I did, it just fit so good like that. With very little effort.
          73 j-4000 "buttercup"-SOA 36's 4 door cab


          78 wagoneer choptop-SOA 36's, 6 point cage, blah blah blah

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          • #6
            On to the to the passenger side after a quick run to Home depot for some 5 inch corner L brackets, 1/8 thick 1 1/2 x 48 aluminum Angle and assorted screws and nuts.

















            I just need to round the corners on the bracket and paint either to match the seat or Black it out. I have not decided yet.
            Last edited by Achilles; 09-06-2012, 05:33 PM.
            Life happens while you are making plans...............



            1983 Wagoneer Limeted, 169k 360 AMC, NP 229, 727,
            MODS: 2003 Durango bucket seats:
            http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=159286
            Build Thread: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=174925

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            • #7
              Originally posted by trickc
              Yup pretty much just what I did, it just fit so good like that. With very little effort.
              Yep it fit really well.
              Life happens while you are making plans...............



              1983 Wagoneer Limeted, 169k 360 AMC, NP 229, 727,
              MODS: 2003 Durango bucket seats:
              http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=159286
              Build Thread: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=174925

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              • #8
                Anyone know if the rear seat of a durango will work in a wagoneer?
                1979 Wagoneer QT 360 4" BDS Lift
                1979 Cherokee Chief QT 360
                1968 Jeepster Commando 4" HC Lift
                2006 Honda Shadow Aero
                1986 Honda XR600R
                1984 Chevy 3500 Box Truck

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                • #9
                  Great post. Cant wait till I find mine. Do you use the GW Mount ? Do I use Non powered seats and loose the rail system ?

                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Just Bob
                    Great post. Cant wait till I find mine. Do you use the GW Mount ? Do I use Non powered seats and loose the rail system ?

                    Thanks
                    Both of us used the same setup, power drivers seat and non power pass seat. The rails and all unbolt from the durango seat and basically bolt on to the power portion of the wagonner bases. I say basically bolt on cause I think I had to drill out a hole or two on mine to fit together. It was a pretty easy job.
                    73 j-4000 "buttercup"-SOA 36's 4 door cab


                    78 wagoneer choptop-SOA 36's, 6 point cage, blah blah blah

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the info, trickc

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                      • #12
                        Anyone know if the back seat from a Durango will replace the back seat in a Wagoneer?
                        1979 Wagoneer QT 360 4" BDS Lift
                        1979 Cherokee Chief QT 360
                        1968 Jeepster Commando 4" HC Lift
                        2006 Honda Shadow Aero
                        1986 Honda XR600R
                        1984 Chevy 3500 Box Truck

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Schlagger
                          Anyone know if the back seat from a Durango will replace the back seat in a Wagoneer?
                          I'll try to get you some measurements of the durango back seat, I don't know that it will because the wag seat has that little cut out on either side for the wheel hump.
                          73 j-4000 "buttercup"-SOA 36's 4 door cab


                          78 wagoneer choptop-SOA 36's, 6 point cage, blah blah blah

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                          • #14
                            Durango Back Seats

                            I tried one when I picked up my front seats and it didn't fit. Too long and didn't have the fender notches. I would love to know what would work though.
                            Certified Novice Mechanic...
                            89 Grand Wagoneer (AMC 360/TF727/NP229)

                            A work in progress!

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