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Can i replace my electric seats with manual seats?

I found a nice set of seats from an 86 but they are manual. My 90 has electric seats. I can probably get the seats and front door cards for around a hundred clams but need to know if the seats from an 86 will fit in my 90.

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man an im looking to add power seats to my 93, i hate the sliding around in the manual seats to get the right adjustment


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One thing tho cause I just found this out. When you remove your power seats the SRS light will come on and stay on. Unless there is this same plug in the non power seats? I had to remove my front seats to clean the carpets of old coffee stains, lipstick (yeah my bro had hoes in the car)- Meguiars Carpet cleaner worked great. Took out the stains and the red lipstick with some elbow grease from my tan colored carpets. Was running wires for my new radio too.

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I love my 93 manual seats. One less thing to go wrong.
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Are the manual seats lower than the electric seats by chance? I'm not even that tall and the electric seats sit way too high. The real problem is the steering wheel is set too far into the dash, but a lower seat would be nice too.
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I love my 93 manual seats. One less thing to go wrong.
That was my thinking too.
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man an im looking to add power seats to my 93, i hate the sliding around in the manual seats to get the right adjustment
do you need just the seats or the seats and controls?...i was tossing around the idea of putting in non-powered seats as well.

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I love my 93 manual seats. One less thing to go wrong.
not to mention a nice armrest as well

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Are the manual seats lower than the electric seats by chance? I'm not even that tall and the electric seats sit way too high. The real problem is the steering wheel is set too far into the dash, but a lower seat would be nice too.
The manual seats are height adjustable both front and back. I'm 6'2" and fit just fine although if i let my hair go too long, it does touch the sun roof. I think the sun roof eats up about 2" of head room.

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