Replacing front/drivers seat

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MN front seat replacement

Postby senatorjohn on Mon May 21, 2018 6:53 pm

Anyone know of suitable replacement seats for the MN dual cab? The standard seats are the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced in recent years.
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Re: MN front seat replacement

Postby MilkmanDan on Mon May 21, 2018 8:27 pm

BA XR series front seats seem to bolt into cruisers and patrols ok, worth a look
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby coastie on Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:36 pm

Any advances here in the last year? :?:

I replaced the original instruments of torture in my 2009 ML GLX-R with a pair of bucket seats out of the top-spec model from the same year, but they are merely slightly less bad is all. My previous fourby had a pair of replacement front buckets when I got it, and they were simply sensational seats, but I haven't seen the like of them since (and I've looked hard).

I would really like a bolt-in replacement seat if possible. Has anyone measured up Pajero seats? Challengers? I didn't see anyone trying them in this thread.
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby 4wd26 on Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:03 pm

coastie wrote:Any advances here in the last year? :?:

I replaced the original instruments of torture in my 2009 ML GLX-R with a pair of bucket seats out of the top-spec model from the same year, but they are merely slightly less bad is all. My previous fourby had a pair of replacement front buckets when I got it, and they were simply sensational seats, but I haven't seen the like of them since (and I've looked hard).

I would really like a bolt-in replacement seat if possible. Has anyone measured up Pajero seats? Challengers? I didn't see anyone trying them in this thread.


Pajero don't fit- different chassis footwell configuration.

Challenger and the newer pajero sport seats fit (as do the triton MQ, MR) as a direct bolt in- but hard to find, might be getting better due to numbers around/ sold and getting some age.

Huracan on facebook make adaptors

from their page on ML/MN seats
Please note - These kits have been designed to pass compliance laws in all Australian states. Legislation requires, however, that the installation must be sighted and signed off officially by a certified engineer in the state the car is registered. Until certified, these kits are intended for off road use only. Seats not included in sale


I have not used these, or know of anyone that has, just aware of the product.
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby coastie on Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:29 pm

Interesting. Thanks for that prompt reply.

Do you know if the MQ and MR seats are any better than the medieval offerings that came standard in the Ml series? I'm thinking along the lines they might be easier to source than lower-selling models like the Pajero sport or Challenger (current models assumed?).
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby NowForThe5th on Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:18 pm

In my opinion, the MQ seats are a giant leap forward from the MN and the Pajero Sport slightly better again, especially the mid to higher end models. Still not as good as the (real) Pajero, but more than acceptable.

That said, once I fitted the seat spacers I found no problem with the seats in my ML - it's the flat base and the way the seat pushes you forwards that is the problem. Getting hold of a set of spacers, for most people, fixes the seat and makes it reasonably comfortable. Much cheaper than splashing out on replacements.
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby 4wd26 on Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:02 am

coastie wrote:Interesting. Thanks for that prompt reply.

Do you know if the MQ and MR seats are any better than the medieval offerings that came standard in the Ml series? I'm thinking along the lines they might be easier to source than lower-selling models like the Pajero sport or Challenger (current models assumed?).


still owning a ML (that I also fitted higher spec ML electric leather seats) into and also a base spec MQ.

the MQ seats are heaps better than the ML seats for comfort
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby RHKTriton on Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:46 pm

Do all the Triton/Pajero seats bolt straight in or is there 'bracketry' required?

With my ml, I made spacers for front and rear of the front seats with a bias to raising the front more than the rear. This provides a much better posture and comfort.
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby Duck on Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:15 pm

I had my leather ML GLS seat refoamed and covered $380 was a lot better. Of that I thought they were bad but had torn the leather.
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby StinkySteve on Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:33 pm

there is a place at brendale 4500 called proseat auto interior that refits factory seats. might be wort a look
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Front seat replacement

Postby senatorjohn on Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:16 am

Anyone in Queensland fitted Ford seats to their MN Triton and had it mod plated ?
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby Banger on Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:02 am

Hi Guys
As a newbie I am blown away with this forum you are all an untapped fountain of knowledge

I have just purchased my first Triton (actually its my first car as I am 17 and will turn 18 in Nov and want to get my ML looking mean as).

She is registered and just past roadworthy but I want to change the old seats over and just need to clarify will the FRONT SEATS from a MQ-MR, bolt straight into my ML as i dont want to stuff around with engineering or welding brackets etc.

Thanks again for all the info

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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby NowForThe5th on Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:56 am

Maybe....
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby Maxiy on Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:08 am

Banger wrote:MQ-MR, bolt straight into my ML


Does the ML have curtain airbags in the front seast? Pretty sure the MQ and MR will have curtain airbags So if the ML does have the bags, it is possibly they will not just plug straight in. HOWEVER, if the ML Doesnt have airbags, i assume you can just leave the bags unplugged, and you will just need to check the mounting points on the MQ/MR.

Best way to find out is to go to a wrecker, find a MQ and do some measurements.
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby 4wd26 on Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:17 am

no airbags in the ML

I have both ML and MQ vehicles and will check over the weekend (swap over the seats to answer the question once and for all.
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby Banger on Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:05 pm

Hey 4wd26
That would be awesome.
Look forward to your result & maybe a photo please
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby harvster on Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:15 pm

I managed to get hold of a drivers seat from a 2018 MQ-MR, in great condition.

Bolted straight in, but the seatbelt tongue on the MN is too wide for the socket on the MQ seat.

Does anyone know what year the seat belt fittings changed?
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby carrrake on Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:26 pm

Interesting. Cant you just unbolt the receiver and swap them over?
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby thebaton on Tue May 05, 2020 11:05 am

Did it work?
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby thebaton on Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:05 pm

I just mounted mq seats to my mn. It has 3 electrical sockets under the seats. 1 is the airbag connector. Not sure what the others do. One must be for electric driver seat as its electric....they are leather or leather look...how do I find out if they are heated or not??

Oh and unhooking the mq seatbelt receiver and replacing it with the MN receiver can be done.
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby NowForThe5th on Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:01 pm

thebaton wrote:how do I find out if they are heated or not??


Look up the wire colour codes in the Online Manual.
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby Grumpy on Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:16 pm

Been going on a long time. A thread called
"New Triton is great...but the seats are terrible"
will detail a fairly cheap way where I had my existing seats re-packed and they are great.
Have a look.
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Re: Replacing front/drivers seat

Postby thebaton on Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:22 am

NowForThe5th wrote:
thebaton wrote:how do I find out if they are heated or not??


Look up the wire colour codes in the Online Manual.


thanks, they`re heated! :D
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