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Old 8/5/18, 08:48 PM   #1  
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Been doing a lot of searching but haven't found a good answer yet. I've already replaced the power seat assembly on the driver's side for about $700 at the dealer and now, my passenger one is out. We've got our first baby coming in November so I will be constantly moving that thing back & forth, so I'd just as soon have a good old manual sliding seat. Does anybody know if it's possible to keep my existing seat and just convert the track to manual? I am looking on FordParts.com and can't even find a seat track that's not power.

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You want to try my VIN? I have the Recaros and they're manual driver and passenger. Zero power adjustments on mine. I'd think the tracks should be the same for the regular seats.
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You want to try my VIN? I have the Recaros and they're manual driver and passenger. Zero power adjustments on mine. I'd think the tracks should be the same for the regular seats.
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Absolutely.

The seats are the same. The tracks mounted underneath them are the difference. Well, that and the side panel. Four bolts (or is it nuts?) attach the seats to the tracks, and you can swap them out at will. Well, mostly. You'll need to swap things like the seat buckle maybe, or the springs what help it move forward...

Here's the fordparts.com link for the manual seat track for your car, Kyle:
https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us/tr...tionId:4369025

Proof the seats are the same:
https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us/fr...tionId:4369025

Pick 'Sections' and you'll see the same part for the base uses either the power or the manual frames. I can't say as to whether the side panel of the seat will work with the manual tracks. I would suppose it would, but no practical experience.

Of course, you can just go to a pick a part/salvage yard what has a 2005-14 (they all use the same part) wreck that has the manual passenger seat and get that track and panel that way... 8 total bolts and leave the seat in the car. I'd be *very* inclined as a new one is... ouch.

Oh yeah... part number is AR3Z-6361704-A. Lookin' it up it shows all model years 05-14, so I'm pretty sure I'm right...?

Hope some of that helps ya!

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Absolutely.

The seats are the same. The tracks mounted underneath them are the difference. Well, that and the side panel. Four bolts (or is it nuts?) attach the seats to the tracks, and you can swap them out at will. Well, mostly. You'll need to swap things like the seat buckle maybe, or the springs what help it move forward...

Here's the fordparts.com link for the manual seat track for your car, Kyle:
https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us/tr...tionId:4369025

Proof the seats are the same:
https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us/fr...tionId:4369025

Pick 'Sections' and you'll see the same part for the base uses either the power or the manual frames. I can't say as to whether the side panel of the seat will work with the manual tracks. I would suppose it would, but no practical experience.

Of course, you can just go to a pick a part/salvage yard what has a 2005-14 (they all use the same part) wreck that has the manual passenger seat and get that track and panel that way... 8 total bolts and leave the seat in the car. I'd be *very* inclined as a new one is... ouch.

Oh yeah... part number is AR3Z-6361704-A. Lookin' it up it shows all model years 05-14, so I'm pretty sure I'm right...?

Hope some of that helps ya!
This is fantastic. Thank you! Will report back!
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When searching salvage, be sure to keep in mind that the seat tracks are different Coupe vs. Convertible.
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Ok, this intrigues me. The seats in the back are certainly different, but I can't figure out why the fronts would be...?

Further, the listing in fordparts does not specify this. I think you're thinkin' of the back seats. But I'm ready to be enlightened.
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Congrats on the offspring, Kyle.
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Thanks man. Already got my favorite part of the registry ready to go 😎

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