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by Nooni_nooni
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: JASAPP
Replies: 344
Views: 78991

JASAPP

I’m especially impressed with the steering wheel controls for your alpine stereo. I have been hoping to do something similar. Was it easy to do? Do you think I would struggle as someone with no prior experience with cars?
by Nooni_nooni
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: JASAPP
Replies: 344
Views: 78991

JASAPP

Loved reading through all this. Lovely subtle changes that make your car into some kind of luxury edition without anything looking odd or out of place. Very tastefully done and inspiring to me!
by Nooni_nooni
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie Looking For A Puma
Replies: 15
Views: 1329

Newbie Looking For A Puma

red wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:24 pm
8-) need to make the tow eye cover red and sorted.
I don’t know, I quite like the black cover, you can pretend it’s limited edition :lol:
by Nooni_nooni
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**

Is yours twin airbag? It’s a bit of an unknown as mine is also an AD, with twin bags and it was a straight plug in. With the light going off at first, are you sure the plugs/ wiring are all ok? Nothing has been trapped has it? Sorry I’m new to all this. By twin airbag do you mean does it have a pas...
by Nooni_nooni
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**

red wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:25 pm
Does your car have a passenger airbag?
Whoops sorry, meant to say, no it doesn’t. Is that my problem??
Thanks for all your help on this everybody, hopefully I will be a bit more experienced after a little time spent with my Puma
by Nooni_nooni
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**

When Barry did his seats he had the same problem where as mine plugged straight in. The build dates of our cars are not far apart. The only difference was Barry’s is a single bag, mine is twin. What is yours? It does end in AD. Does this mean it should just work when I plug it in?? 00E8F1B8-A5DF-4A...
by Nooni_nooni
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**

Hmmmmm plenty of food for thought. I will have a look tonight! Cheers
by Nooni_nooni
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**

Bloody hell Barry! There’s not a cat in hells chance I’m going to even attempt that! I know they’re not expensive cars but I don’t fancy burning it to the ground just yet :lol: is there no way I can trick the pretensioners into thinking they’re the originals?
by Nooni_nooni
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**

Yes if you use the original seat pretensioners the light should go out but the trouble is they don't match the mounts on the seats as there is a stop as well as a thread holding the pretensioners where they need to be and the position of the stop is reversed on the different pretensioners. If you h...
by Nooni_nooni
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **SOLVED**

:cry: :oops: the airbag light has come on.. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. If I take the pretensioners out of the original seats and replace the ones on the recaro seats will that work? Or is there a simpler solution? I’m a bit lost as the yellow connectors fit together perfectly so was hoping I was in l...
by Nooni_nooni
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **SOLVED**

And as there are no good pictures anywhere, here is the horrible devil known as a ‘top hat’ that you won’t find anywhere these days.
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by Nooni_nooni
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **SOLVED**

It’s relativley easy taking a feed from the fusebox to power the height adjuster. And it makes a huge difference to the seating position. But then again I am a short arse! Haha and I am a ‘long arse’ so I’m hoping that once plugged in I will be able to lower them a tad but somehow I doubt it :lol: ...
by Nooni_nooni
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **update still need help**

That would the plug for electrinic height control the recaros have (lil button just to the buttom where you right hand would reach down) I believe (and free to be corrected) that it only requires a simple fused live and earth... Ive done the same swap but havnt wired up control as i shall be taking...
by Nooni_nooni
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **update still need help**

I bought some (very expensive) top hat risers off eBay which worked a treat. I unplugged the battery, fitted the seats and have plugged back in the yellow cables which I believe are seatbelt tensioners?? But now I have a strange wire left behind and I have no idea what it does. I don’t want to plug ...
by Nooni_nooni
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Standard puma seats are not very good
Replies: 33
Views: 3599

Standard puma seats are not very good

gavinfdavies wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:51 pm
ouch, was that the £600 set?!
Haha no way! Full recaro interior popped up for £150. I made an offer of £100 but then I got antsy waiting for the response and decided just to pay the £150 instead :lol:

I can tell that my impatience is going to cost me greatly with this build
by Nooni_nooni
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie Looking For A Puma
Replies: 15
Views: 1329

Newbie Looking For A Puma

Karmannghia490 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:21 pm
Hi Thanks. Yeah just for road tax and insurance purposes really. It’s a weekend car for me as I have a company car for daily use.I’ve managed to find a 99 1.4 in red I pick it up tomorrow. Will post some pics up and detail then.
Congrats! Looking forward to seeing some pics
by Nooni_nooni
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie Looking For A Puma
Replies: 15
Views: 1329

Newbie Looking For A Puma

Welcome! Out of interest why do you want a 1.4 over a 1.7?
by Nooni_nooni
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats

XAF wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:14 am
I’ve got a September 2000 Puma with the later seats and airbag module, and the Recaro tensioners plugged straight in. Seems some fit, some don’t.
That’s equally reassuring and nerve racking, fingers crossed they just fit but knowing my luck with this so far I doubt it haha :lol:
by Nooni_nooni
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats

I think there's some form of adaptor bracket 'to-hat' thingy used on the later car bodies. I've seen snippets on info dotted around the place, but can't recall exactly where, sorry. Thanks for this, yeah I saw the same thing, I was hoping it would be something different because I can’t find these t...
by Nooni_nooni
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats

You might also have to swap the seat belt pre-tensioners over as well which is a lot of work but, hopefully, if your car is early enough you will get away with it Hmmm I didn’t even think of that. Do you know how I would test if I need to replace them or not? Without setting them off of course :lol:
by Nooni_nooni
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Top hat riser for recaro seats
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Top hat riser for recaro seats

Looking for top hat risers so that I can fit recaro seats in my 2001 Puma. Nobody seems to have them or even know what I’m on about (and to be perfectly honest I’m not 100% sure what I’m on about either)
by Nooni_nooni
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: FRP Seats & Rear Bench - PRICE REDUCED
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

FRP Seats & Rear Bench

Hi Paul, don’t suppose you know if those top hat risers would allow me to fit recaro seats into my 2001 Puma? I’m not asking you to sell separately I’m just curious because I’ve never seen a top hat riser until now and have recently been advised to look out for top hat risers
by Nooni_nooni
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: I’ve got the Puma bug
Replies: 0
Views: 640

I’ve got the Puma bug

Hi all just bought a 99 Puma in silver with 51K on the clock for £500 and after seeing some of the projects on here I have high hopes for my Puma. I know absolutely nothing about cars but it’s never too late to learn something new right? I’ve already replaced the aerial which had a threadbare base. ...
by Nooni_nooni
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Retrofitting recaro seats **HERE WE GO AGAIN**

Hello! I’m trying to fit Puma recaro seats in my 99 Puma. Having looked around on the internet it seems the subframe for 99s onwards is different so what do I need in order to fit these recaros into my Puma? The left hand seat bracket just about fits but the right hand side bracket is not even close...

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