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MY QUESTION Has anyone attempted to transfer and electric control driver seat to first or second Volt generation?. I know will be more weight ,less electric milage, bla, bla,,,but few of us will love to have electric controls in a fantastic electric car...The ELR has electric seats...Will they fit on a Volt ?... People love the Volt as a futuristic car , until they see the mechanical seat from the 1970"s. I will sacrifice 3-5 electrical miles for electric seat, but is there room enough,?. Perhaps a Cruze electric seat should work , similar setting.
 

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You probably won't even lose one mile of range...The biggest issues are the in seat airbags and the seatbelt sensor; GM does tend to use a lot of common parts including the harnesses yet I haven't seen anyone verify if the wiring...Then even if does include the airbag need to determine if there are any differences between them, Volt vs Cruze...

Absolute best case scenario would be to use the Cruze's bracket and the Volt's seat...

It should also be noted that the Sonic for MY17 does offer a power seat on the top trim; perhaps someone will try to install that seat into the Bolt...
 

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Or this could be a prime time to add recaro heated seats
 

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Or this could be a prime time to add recaro heated seats
You'd actually be surprised with vented seats how much it cuts down on A/C use...With that being said, you can somewhat affordably add them to any vehicle far easier than a power seat on a non power seat vehicle...

But giving this even more thought...If you're the sole driver, a power seat isn't all that beneficial other than increased adjustablity and if that's one goal, you'd be surprised what a good upholsterer can do you for you on the cheap (compared to a new seat) ...Yet if you have secondary driver, what you really want is MEMORY seats...As far as I can tell, the Cruze doesn't offer the memory function...Further compounding the issue is cost...Probably won't find a top trim late model Cruze in the junk yard...Even if it is direct plug and play, is it really worth it to spend roughly a grand in parts alone? Then the blue piping and it not matching...

Certainly sounds like a fun and affordable project on a Gen1 as you can probably acquire a previous gen Cruze seat far cheaper..
 
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You'd actually be surprised with vented seats how much it cuts down on A/C use...With that being said, you can somewhat affordably add them to any vehicle far easier than a power seat on a non power seat vehicle...

But giving this even more thought...If you're the sole driver, a power seat isn't all that beneficial other than increased adjustablity and if that's one goal, you'd be surprised what a good upholsterer can do you for you on the cheap (compared to a new seat) ...Yet if you have secondary driver, what you really want is MEMORY seats...As far as I can tell, the Cruze doesn't offer the memory function...Further compounding the issue is cost...Probably won't find a top trim late model Cruze in the junk yard...Even if it is direct plug and play, is it really worth it to spend roughly a grand in parts alone? Then the blue piping and it not matching...

Certainly sounds like a fun and affordable project on a Gen1 as you can probably acquire a previous gen Cruze seat far cheaper..
I would be the sole driver if I bought this very pretty Volt today.
But I noticed when I first got in yesterday that there is very low headroom when getting in and out of the car. And when I'm driving, I definitely want the seat in the highest position. So the solution I decided, is to lower the seat before getting out, raising it once driving... and pumping eight times, instead of pushing a button, is far preferable.
So what do you guys think-- is it possible for somebody to install power seats, from maybe the Cruze, for me? :)
PS. What are vented seats? :)
 

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I would be the sole driver if I bought this very pretty Volt today.
But I noticed when I first got in yesterday that there is very low headroom when getting in and out of the car. And when I'm driving, I definitely want the seat in the highest position. So the solution I decided, is to lower the seat before getting out, raising it once driving... and pumping eight times, instead of pushing a button, is far preferable.
So what do you guys think-- is it possible for somebody to install power seats, from maybe the Cruze, for me? :)
PS. What are vented seats? :)
Vented seats have holes built into them so you can supply AC or heating for your back and bottom. I happened to rent a black Pacitica minivan for a trip to Altanta, and in the blazing Atlanta heat, it's really nice to quickly cool down your blistering hot seat with AC flowing. Alas, I'm guessing there are no wiring harnesses underneath the volt other than for the seat occupancy sensors and heating elements. So if you were to pull power seats from another vehicle, there would be some McGyvering to get it to work. My daughter is very short and I'm very tall so every day is a pump up/pump down exercise. We have since switched to a Buick TourX as our family car as power passenger seats with lumbar is now a must-have for my wife. This car also has a feature which automatically lowers the seat when you shut off the car, then raises it back to a memory position when you start it.
 
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