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Unread 07-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Fog Lights and Seat Swap

First things first, my fog lights stopped working. Usually this wouldn't be a big problem, but in my Jeep, the fog lights work a lot better than my stock, dirty, hazy, broken header paneled lights. Also, I've always had the problem with the switch for the lights illuminating then going dark, over and over. If there is a repair thread for this, i have yet to find it. Could someone help me remedy this situation? Or point me in the direction of the repair thread?

Second thing, I've got leather seats and have been thinking of swapping them for cloth. I was wondering if anyone has tried swapping in seats from other vehicles? What vehicles have worked? In the case of ZJ's, which edition ZJ had the best looking cloth seats? Is the swap direct? (I assume it is)

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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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Scratch the first question, hopefully this write up I found will solve it. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/r...-heavy-702703/
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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:27 PM   #3
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Any ZJ seat will be a direct bolt in.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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Any ZJ seat will be a direct bolt in.
Correction I do believe the seat buckles are mounted on the seat frame on 96-98 and on the floor on 93-95 at least from my understanding.
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Correction I do believe the seat buckles are mounted on the seat frame on 96-98 and on the floor on 93-95
Yep. I swaped the cloth seats from a 98 into my 95. I think they are better seats but that maybe the 100k+ miles difference between the donor and mine...I love my cloth over the leather I had.
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The write up I found, did actually solve it. Great! Thanks for the information, on the cloth seating.
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Yep. I swaped the cloth seats from a 98 into my 95. I think they are better seats but that maybe the 100k+ miles difference between the donor and mine...I love my cloth over the leather I had.
I have seriously pondered swapping out my seats to leather but I noticed in my buddies 5.9 his leather seats are so thick even with my seat all the way down my head sits way higher then my cloth seats. However my seats are worn down but im not sure i like being so high up.
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I have seriously pondered swapping out my seats to leather but I noticed in my buddies 5.9 his leather seats are so thick even with my seat all the way down my head sits way higher then my cloth seats. However my seats are worn down but im not sure i like being so high up.
I went from leather to cloth. My jeep has almost 250k on it and the seats were flat and hard. Swapped the cloth out of a 98 with 150k and the bolsters and back feel fuller and I do feel like I sit a little higher in these seats.. But that's just me. Wife has muscle and back pain and couldn't ride/drive the jeep for extended periods till after the swap...took it on a 3hr trip right after and she was comfy and happy.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:07 PM   #9
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Ideally I would like the type of material that is found in newer vehicles. It's not like old school cloth and it can be heated. My buddies 12' Patriot has them. But for that I'd probably have to shell out some serious cash or purchase aftermarket seats.

The leather seats have really held up well, and my Jeep has about 206,XXX on it. The rear and front passenger look great. Mine's a little worn, but no real rips. The main reason for the change would be the heat, I don't have A/C and the seats get pretty toasty. Today I charged up the system and my A/C may actually be okay, but I suppose i'll see.
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