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I do not have power seats in my 147 but have the opportunity to buy a set of leather trimmed seats with power. Does anyone know if they are likely to be "plug & play" ?
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As far as I know (translation: stand by for daft reply) the only electrical component of 147 seats is a heating element. Since heated seats feel like you've sat in a puddle of warm custard, I'd be inclined to just go for the lovely leather experience and tape your two trailing wires somewhere out of the way.

[Edited!] I forgot about airbags - I suggest that you leave anything involving explosives well alone
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If they are electric seats, they have electric motors in them to move them about!
They will certainly need an ignition-on live feed, and "other things". You will not be able to use fully electric seats manually as you will not be able to adjust them. You also need subframes that are specific to your car, so if the seats have come out of a none-Alfa, you will be snookered unless you know an excellent fabricator.
Other than that, piece of cake.
And watch out for any side airbags!!
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Speaking of Side air bags - have you got side airbags on your front seats?
I have and i am a wee bit worried about them going off in the little 'uns face eek!
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The potential seats are Alfa 147 so I was presuming they would be a simple swap over, except maybe the plugging into the loom bit.
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Electric seats? eek! Are you planning a new career as an executioner? wink
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