swap out seats in my '91 100 w/ those from '91 200
b.benz at charter.net
Sat Feb 15 13:59:18 EST 2003
Taka, I think that you are disseminating wrong info below.
If the 100 is a 44 chassis, and I believe it is, the seats are
interchangable with some mods as follows: The 89 chassis seats are not
interchangable with those of the 44, different track widths.
Both seats fit the same side tracks, only the adjustment anchor points
differ. The power seat anchors to the floor pan weld nuts with two AHCSs,
one either side, near the front of the side rails. The manual seat anchors
to the floor pan through a bracket welded to the pan midway between the
front of the two side rails.
So, to replace manual with electric, one must remove the center bracket, a
sawzall job, and add anchor nuts if no factory weld nuts, as well as add the
seat wiring harness and associated parts. To replace electric with manual,
one must aquire the adjustment anchor bracket and weld or bolt it to the
> From: TM <t44tq at mindspring.com>
> Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 21:15:18 -0500
> To: Gordy_Schesel at allianzlife.com, 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: RE: swap out seats in my '91 100 w/ those from '91 200
> Swapping electric seats into a car which originally had
> manual seats or vice versa requires some welding of the
> floorpan to install new seat tracks (they use a completely
> different system, manual and electric).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-admin at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-admin at audifans.com] On
> Behalf Of Gordy_Schesel at allianzlife.com
> Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 3:00 PM
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: swap out seats in my '91 100 w/ those from '91 200
> Does anyone know if this would be possible? Swap out the dilapidated
> tan/beige fabric front seats (driver's seat actually) of my '91 100
> quattro with seats from other "big body" 88-91audi. Mine is heated but
> manually adjusted, can a heated and electrically adjusted version from a
> '91 200 be swapped in? An attempt at re-stuffing the driver's seat did
> not work as well as I had hoped. It was done by a local auto interiors
> guy for $200.
> I have been wondering if the mounts are the same? If the electrical
> connections are the same?
> Or, has anyone had success with a Recaro replacement?
> gordy schesel, saint paul mn
> '91 200 20v tq avant, 103k miles
> '91 100 quattro sedan, 190k miles
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