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Installed new (used) seats in my '99. Works without all the wires&

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The seats on my '99 996 were in really rough shape. I purchased a set of really nice seats out of a 2002 car.

The passenger seat went in without a hitch. The wiring harness snapped right in and everything bolted back on.

The driver's seat was a bit of a curve ball. I had read previous threads about people putting in new seats and having to move a power line over in the harness, so I was a little prepared for that.

The big, flat connector's large guage wires didn't match up between the car's harness and the seat's harness, so I didn't connect it.

The two smaller harnesses that snap into the seat's memory module snapped in w/o a problem.

And the seat works! Every seat adjustment works, and the car starts, so I must not have pissed off the immobolizer! The only problem is that the Memory 1 button does not work anymore. Memory 2 and 3 work fine.

So why the heck does 90% of the functionality work, and the car starts with one harness completely disconnected?

Are there any dangers in using it as-is, or should I fix something that really doesn't seem to be broken by moving wires in the last harness?


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