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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Recaro seats? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; The PPS sensor is the one I'm interested in defeating. I've got the other 4 airbag codes beat....
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    Re: Recaro seats?

    The PPS sensor is the one I'm interested in defeating. I've got the other 4 airbag codes beat.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by jclayc View Post
    I've got the other 4 airbag codes beat.
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    Re: Recaro seats?

    There's a thread http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post3175348

    solution is four 2.7 ohm resistors (from radioshak) spliced in - two per side, one for the airbag circuit and one for the seatbelt tensioner. The trouble codes can then be turned off and will stay off. (Airbag trouble codes didn't show on my cheap handheld but could be pulled and cleared w software.) ScanXL is what I used.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Cool, I'll have to check that out. Currently living in an apartment though, so can't really do anything on my car myself currently. I have an '04 so no passenger side specific sensor.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Maybe a stupid question but is there anybody out there that offers that seat in a tan color that matches our factory interior close enough? I always only see them in black? Would like the weight savings and firmness of the seat but would like it to match the car somewhat.

    BDV

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    Re: Recaro seats?

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    These are my Recaro Speed seats in leather along with the 3pt Wesco Performance seatbelts installed in the b-pillar. These are a great mod as I can now focus on driving hard in the corners without sliding or bracing myself. I need to lower the seats as I used the Recaro race steel sidemounts but since there aren't enough adjustment holes I'm going to use a different brand of race mount; notice in the rear they drilled slots. The b-pillar has a bolt hole at the bottom to mount the seatbelt retractor, for the upper mount we used a steel plate behind the b-pillar. Thanks to jclayc and airbagsystems.com I got the resistors to handle the side airbag and seatbelt sensor. However, still need to address the passenger presence sensor which was in passenger seat....so have an airbag light and front airbags are shut down for a short bit until I have a switch made. This is coming soon.
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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by BradCTSV View Post

    These are my Recaro Speed seats in leather along with the 3pt Wesco Performance seatbelts installed in the b-pillar. These are a great mod as I can now focus on driving hard in the corners without sliding or bracing myself. I need to lower the seats as I used the Recaro race steel sidemounts but since there aren't enough adjustment holes I'm going to use a different brand of race mount; notice in the rear they drilled slots. The b-pillar has a bolt hole at the bottom to mount the seatbelt retractor, for the upper mount we used a steel plate behind the b-pillar. Thanks to jclayc and airbagsystems.com I got the resistors to handle the side airbag and seatbelt sensor. However, still need to address the passenger presence sensor which was in passenger seat....so have an airbag light and front airbags are shut down for a short bit until I have a switch made. This is coming soon.
    Do you have anymore info/pictures on the install? Specifically curious about the mounting of your three points. Also did this raise or lower the overall seat height? at 6'4" i need the lowest seating position possible.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneFast V View Post
    Do you have anymore info/pictures on the install? Specifically curious about the mounting of your three points.
    X2

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    And X3. I'd love to see how the mods were done inside the B-pillar, how the B-pillar trim was modified to allow the belt to come out, etc.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    I wont be able to post pics till next week...traveling. I need to lower the seats but since I already had the recaro side mounts just wanted to get them in. If you are tall you would wantto omit the side mounts completely.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by BradCTSV View Post
    I wont be able to post pics till next week...traveling.
    Don't leave us hanging lol

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneFast V View Post
    Do you have anymore info/pictures on the install? Specifically curious about the mounting of your three points. Also did this raise or lower the overall seat height? at 6'4" i need the lowest seating position possible.
    Depending on how you go about it, there is a lot of headroom to be gained. Mine sit way lower than stock.

    OP, seats look great. I need to add in some traditional three points some time. I don't mine the 6 points that much even on the street, but it's a huge hassle if I ever have passengers and they end up not wearing them properly.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAtAnySpd View Post
    Depending on how you go about it, there is a lot of headroom to be gained. Mine sit way lower than stock.

    OP, seats look great. I need to add in some traditional three points some time. I don't mine the 6 points that much even on the street, but it's a huge hassle if I ever have passengers and they end up not wearing them properly.
    You are running sparco chronos with the sparco universal mounting kit, correct?

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneFast V View Post
    You are running sparco chronos with the sparco universal mounting kit, correct?
    Sparco Evos using their sidemounts along with some custom fab'ed work to the floor.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Those look sweet! Can you post a general step by step process as well as cost estimates? Wondering if it is worth it from a cost/time perspective. thanks!

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