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dakar

996 driver seat wiring

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hi folks, this is my first here. I will do a proper introduction very soon.

is this seat missing connections? I just bought a set of 996 c4s seats to use in my 986.passenger side is working just fine. The driver side does not seem to have a connector, only a black box. am I missing something?

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:welcome:

The seat options in 986 and 996 are the same. But there are standard seats and "comfort" seats. The later having more adjustments, seat memory, and lumbar support.

Unfortunately if you car came with standard seats you do not have the wiring for the comfort seats. All Porsches have custom (or semi-custom) wire harnesses - so if it was not there from the factory it would need to be added.

If that is the case then either those other functions will not work or you will need to hand wire in all the other connectors and wiring (not a small job).

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thank you for the welcome and quick answer, much appreciated. My 986 has the sport touring package and memory seats, three settings by the door sill. When I bought the car it only came with Sparcos so I do not know excatly what was in there before but the option codes in the frunk indicate sport touring package ands there are memory controls, so I think these are the correct seats for it.

Question is whether the seats that I bought from a C4S owner are missing connectors. There is the memory module underneath the seat, mounted at the front. All the driver motors are wired into this box. There are no connectors coming out of the box or anywhere else under the seat? There are three opennings on the black box, are my chassis connectors suppoed to go into the back box?

Or are there suppoed to be a ribbon of connectors under the seat to mate with the chassis connectors?

I do not see anything hacked off by the PO. Also not pictured from the chassis are a 26 pin white connector and 2 pin spade and three pin connector. Again these are coming from the chassis.

:welcome:

The seat options in 986 and 996 are the same. But there are standard seats and "comfort" seats. The later having more adjustments, seat memory, and lumbar support.

Unfortunately if you car came with standard seats you do not have the wiring for the comfort seats. All Porsches have custom (or semi-custom) wire harnesses - so if it was not there from the factory it would need to be added.

If that is the case then either those other functions will not work or you will need to hand wire in all the other connectors and wiring (not a small job).

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Then it sounds like the seats are standard seats rather than comfort seats - so they would not have the functions.

Here is a diagram of the standard seat controls

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and the comfort seat controls

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