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1994 Silverado
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Jun 10, 2014, 8:55 AM

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Seat Upgrade on 1994 Silverado Sign In

First I am disabled with a horrible back condition. It is difficult to travel for me. I recently bought a 1994 Silverado with very few miles, in show room condition. It has a bench cloth seat. I was able to get a set of heated, power lumbar, power seats out of a totaled 2011 Avalanche. The seats are basically new since it only had 8k miles.

The cab width is not an issue. Has anyone ever done anything like this? After the fact and $1000 for the new seats I learned that they are controlled by their own computer. Is there a way around the computer issue? Can I buy a fuse block and install it's own ECU to control the seats?

My son just moved his family to TN, over 1200 miles from us. I want to use this truck to travel to see him. Any help or ideas would be appreciated!?

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Jun 10, 2014, 9:03 AM

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Re: Seat Upgrade on 1994 Silverado Sign In

Looks like this is a post you should have made before buying the seats.


We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.

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Jun 11, 2014, 4:41 AM

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Re: Seat Upgrade on 1994 Silverado Sign In

You can probably make them physically fit, but you'll have to do some fabrication for mounting them.

There are people out there that have the knack for fabrication and making things work that they were not originally designed for. The trick is finding the right person because there is a wrong and right way of fabricating things. I've ran into people that are good at doing stuff like that and doing a quality job while considering the safety aspect.

As for the electrical portion there are different seat options for the Avalanche. If it has 6 way with no memory or heat, it is simple as connecting power and ground to it. If it has heat and memory, it can be wired in a way to make those things work, but someone is going to have to sit down and look at the circuits and see what changes would have to be made to get it to work safely. It can be done, but please make sure it is done correctly.

Since we volunteer our time and knowledge, we ask for you to please follow up when a problem is resolved.

(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Jun 11, 2014, 4:57 AM)

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