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Old 07-12-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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2010+ Regular Cab (AT) Bucket Seats in a 2010+ Regular Cab (MT)

Hey all, I know there are a few different threads going around about swapping bucket seats into a Regular Cab. I've read through most of them but I've had a hard time finding the answer to this question:

Will the bucket seats (W/Airbags) out of a 2010+ Regular Cab with an Automatic transmission be plug and play with a 2010+ Regular cab with a bench seat?


If anyone has any insight I would greatly appreciate it. I am so tired of my bucket seat but I want the airbags to be functional. I also could not stand having the airbag light lit up on the dash. From what I've read the bucket seats in an Access Cab or a Double Cab wont work because the wiring harness on the passenger side does not plug in to the wiring harness in a regular cab.
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Short answer - No

I tried on an 09 - didn't work and too many mods to make it work. I traded for a 2010 AC.
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Like Bubba said. No. They are not plug and play. You will need to move the occupant detection pad from the bench seat to the passenger bucket, move the seat position sensor magnet thing to the driver side bucket if you want the airbags to work. Kelson did a pretty good write up about swapping seats and keeping the airbags operational.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ket-seats.html

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Thanks for the replies guys. It's unfortunate that Toyota engineering made these decisions. I have found a couple of threads on other forums where people were able to splice the passenger side harness and make it work, I need to look into it further. Anyone here have any success with splicing the harness?
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If I knew the front air bags would stay active I would totally install buckets into my 2012 RC 5-spd, I don't care for the side air bags, or seat air bags.

It's a lot or work, which for me means I need to get a smokin deal on the seats, lol...

Best of luck to you if you can get it working man,
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Thanks for the replies guys. It's unfortunate that Toyota engineering made these decisions. I have found a couple of threads on other forums where people were able to splice the passenger side harness and make it work, I need to look into it further. Anyone here have any success with splicing the harness?

Here's another thread that may help:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...t-buckets.html

I guess if you feel daring, you could make an adapter by cutting off the unused ends from the bench and donor truck main harness and wiring them together. You'd just have to identify the wires to make sure you're matching them up (if they're not colored the same).

It doesn't make sense to me why they would over-complicate it so much - using like parts should lower their production / inventory costs.

Another problem I ran into was that the seat belts were different. The buckle (on the belts coming out of the pillar) was bigger than the recepticle that came with the bucket seats. I probably could have made the bench recepticals work, but there's more wiring work and I said "uncle" at that point.

I'm much happier with my AC.....
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I would love to know why Toyota did this,

I mean you have buckets and OPD Sensors/Systems in place in the AC, just bring them into an RC with a 5-spd,

Maybe I need to get an AC with buckets and a 5-spd,

Hey, then i'll have pre-wiring for fog lights and an overhead console, Lol...
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Here's another thread that may help:

Another problem I ran into was that the seat belts were different. The buckle (on the belts coming out of the pillar) was bigger than the recepticle that came with the bucket seats.
I'm much happier with my AC.....
Yeah this blew my mind!! Different size buckles?! WTF Toyota? Why make it so difficult? Haha
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Here's another thread that may help:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...t-buckets.html

I guess if you feel daring, you could make an adapter by cutting off the unused ends from the bench and donor truck main harness and wiring them together. You'd just have to identify the wires to make sure you're matching them up (if they're not colored the same).

It doesn't make sense to me why they would over-complicate it so much - using like parts should lower their production / inventory costs.

Another problem I ran into was that the seat belts were different. The buckle (on the belts coming out of the pillar) was bigger than the recepticle that came with the bucket seats. I probably could have made the bench recepticals work, but there's more wiring work and I said "uncle" at that point.

I'm much happier with my AC.....

I have been thinking about trading in for an AC but I don't think it's worth it for me at this point. The truck is paid off and if I were to get an AC I would go for the 4.0 with the 6 speed manual. I have found a few but they are pretty rare and can be expensive. I like not having a car payment ATM as I am trying to finish off my student loans. I think when Toyota brings out a 3rd gen Tacoma I'll seriously consider buying a new one. For now I just want to make the best I can out of the RC I have.
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I vote stay NO car payment,

Wait until the second year of the re-design, lol....

Although if I can trade into an AC and 5-spd with buckets next year but a 2014 model, I would be very tempted....

Oh heck who knows,

I went to the lake last weekend and got to Kayak for the first time and loved it,

Now my mind is on a bed rack system, DC tacoma to store gear, but I know an RC with a Leer top or something would look much awesomer!

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I have been thinking about trading in for an AC but I don't think it's worth it for me at this point. The truck is paid off and if I were to get an AC I would go for the 4.0 with the 6 speed manual. I have found a few but they are pretty rare and can be expensive. I like not having a car payment ATM as I am trying to finish off my student loans. I think when Toyota brings out a 3rd gen Tacoma I'll seriously consider buying a new one. For now I just want to make the best I can out of the RC I have.
I understand.

I was only a year into my RC, so trading for the AC wasn't as big a deal. The harder one was trading the AC for the AC Sport (wanted the V6 / Auto) after the first AC was paid off. Ultimately the V6 won me over - I'll have it paid off by the end of the year.
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last i was able to find there were no direct specific details about swapping reg cab buckets into another reg cab with the bench. all details i have found relate to the buckets being from the larger cab models. so, if you have access to a reg cab with buckets to check the wiring harness for the airbags and other requirement you need to 1st check the number of pins for the airbag connector as i'm sure you've read about by now. if this is a match well you might be onto something sweet. otherwise live without the side airbags and use the resistor trick for the system on this connection.. i have yet to make the swap, had a guy beef up my bench with extra foam, it has helped but is nowhere near the same as buckets, just too much on the go to make the swap that needs to happen. i tried checking with toyota about the connectors and they weren't able to provide me anything...
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i think the floor tracks are different because of the center box on the buckets!
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