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My Recaro Project

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Old 07-10-2016, 03:38 PM
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My Recaro Project

Ok, since my Sprintex project is nearing completion and I still need to wait for parts/tools to finished it,

I jump a bit and start my Recaro Project.

I had been planning to install a pair of Recaro SR-7 ASM Limited Ruby for my car since long long long time ago.

I am still saving the money needed to buy the Recaro SR-7 ASM Limited Ruby but I had bought most of the needed parts to make most of the Airbag system still work (except the side airbag on the seat itself).

I start (last year) by buying 3 Recaro Honda Access (Modulo) seat rail for JDM Honda Fit.
They are the same as the Recaro seat rail since the Honda Access (Modulo) one also made by Recaro but funny thing is, it is cheaper to buy the Honda Access (Modulo) one than buying directly from Recaro.

Why 3 Recaro seat rail?
because I need to buy 2 Left Side Rail and 1 Passenger Side Rail since I will canibalize the seat belt anchor from the left side rail and move it to the right side (passenger side rail). The JDM Recaro Rail on the right/passenger side don't come with seat belt anchor.

Here they are:












I even bought the Recaro seat belt cover, eventhough I won't install it now hahaha




Continue below:
 
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:49 PM
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Early this year,
I also bought a USED USDM Honda Fit Passenger side seat
from on of Fitfreak member. it have all the wiring, OPDS and weight sensor
plus the ECU and Airbag included at very friendly price




I start do tear apart the seat today, it is really a pain to tear it apart,
Lots of clip that hold the fabric and lots of wire clip that I need to unclip:












The Airbag module and ECU module:








Here are the upper foam that contain lot's of sensor that I need to separate from the foam later:



The Lower Frame after I remove the bottom foam:



I want to remove Four Weight Sensor (Load Cell) and move it later to the Recaro seat rail so it can detect if there is someone sitting on the seat so the passenger front airbag can work, and this is one of the load cell:




Problem is, Honda use a very weird kind of nuts and I need to find the right socket or just use something someway to open it:









To be continued...
 
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Before I separate the sensor:


After I separate the sensor:





Next update probably months away,

I still need to buy:
a. Torx socket to disassemble the Load Cells
b. Resistors to trick the ECU into seeing the side seat airbag still connected
c. Pairs of Recaro SR-7 ASM Limited Ruby

Once I had those two above then I can start assembling all the sensor into the Recaro Seat Rail,
and install the seat.
 
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Old 08-15-2016, 04:55 PM
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Purchase some special Torx tools to disassemble stock passenger seat rail Load Sensor and move it to Recaro Rails...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:38 PM
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Tools to open the special Torx Bolt that hold the Load Cell arrives today:



 
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I had been a while since I am making progress on this project...

Today I decided to take out the Load Cell (Weight Sensor) on the stock passenger Honda Fit seat and turn out I realized that Honda Fit seat design is totally different than the Honda CR-Z weight sensor design...
so the lesson learn from Item-9 at CRZforum can NOT be applied in our case...
but... I found a different solution anyway

Here are some pictures of me disassembling the 2 rear weight sensor...
the 2 front weight sensor is still stuck on the Honda seat rail... I might have to destroy the seat rail to extract it... will do it later...








So basically what I will is to reuse all the leg from Honda OEM seat rail,
than bolted the weight sensor upside down on the leg and then bolted on to the Recaro Rail...
I also need to take out the rivet that currently hold the leg of the recaro rail since they are too high and replace them with Honda OEM seat rail (much shorter) but after adding the weight sensor, the weight will be the same again as original Honda OEM seat height.
This means I have plenty of space below the Recaro for Pioneer under seat subwoofer or even Alpine one...
 
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Keep it up!
 
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Thanks for making this thread! Did you end up cutting off the Honda leg and attaching it to the Recaro rail?

I might have to do this soon. I'm hoping to find a smaller Torx set that isn't as expensive but has what is needed to disassemble the seat.
 
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Originally Posted by Chantastic View Post
Thanks for making this thread! Did you end up cutting off the Honda leg and attaching it to the Recaro rail?

I might have to do this soon. I'm hoping to find a smaller Torx set that isn't as expensive but has what is needed to disassemble the seat.
Hello, I have not done anything since my last post because I have not bought the Recaro seat yet hahaha. I know ... this is the longest project I ever had that is not finished...
I was about to buy the recaro's but then the budget got diverted to my audio system... hopefully I can buy this in 6 months from now after I move to a new city...

and hopefully before ASM stop producing the SR-7 ASM Limited Ruby...

 
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Looking forward to seeing them when you get them. Thanks!
 
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Finally after years of delay, I ordered (and paid) for a PAIR of Recaro SR-7 ASM Limited Ruby with the matching ASM Shoulder Cover Ruby a few minutes ago
I can't wait for them to arrive here
 
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Awesome news! Can't wait to see them.

I ended up buying civic Si seats to replace my Recaro's and am working through the airbags. I lived the Recaro's, however there is no quick tilt/recline function, and I use my Fit like a work truck o's it really slowed me down. I also felt bad for hitting the plastic backings with pieces of wood. Hopefully I can get the airbags working this time! I will sell the Recaro's and rails now, sadly.
 
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