Q: Can power seats be added to a car that doesn’t have them? I have a Honda Accord with manual seats and have been offered power seats from a wrecked one with the same interior color. What would I have to do to make this conversion if it’s possible in the firstplace? — Jason in Wheeling, WV
A: Your Accord should have all the wiring and connectors already in place under your existing seat. It’s standard procedure for manufacturers to wire their cars for all possible accessories so that only one wiring harness need be created. Look under your seats and you should see the connectors and associated components for the power versions. As long as your replacement seats have control switches mounted on the frames, the entire procedure should be a bolt-in operation. If the control switches are mounted on the doors or console, you’ll still have the necessary wiring in place, but you’ll have considerable
extra work on your hands and potentially need a few trim pieces (these would be on the wrecked car, of course). You’ll probably find the fuse slot in the master panel doesn’t have a fuse in it, so make sure you get the proper one.