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I just bought a used 17 Pacifica touring. It's got cloth seats which I'm perfectly fine with. Unfortunately, my girlfriend hates the seats.... Absolutely hates them! They're hurting her back, neck, making her legs go numb. She can't get in the car without dying and letting me know that she's dying every step of the way. Needless to say, something needs to change so it's come to me trying to figure out how to upgrade the seats. We've already tried about 5 different seat cushions so I've tried the easy route.

There's plenty of seats out there from wrecked vehicles but I'm not sure what my options are. She drove in a limited before and it had leather seats with all the 49 point adjustments and she liked it. The passenger seat in ours right now is manual so can it even be upgraded to electric one? Is there a harness under there that I can simply connect to or am I limited to finding a manual leather seat to put there?

Hopefully someone has done this before. Any help at all would appreciated.
 

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I would think a better (and cheaper) option for you would be an auto upholstery shop. Have them take the covers off of the front seats and add some additional foam to the pain points.
 

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Do they do that? I would think the only places that do that would be classic car restoration places and they probably charge quite a bit.

If the seat cover can come off then have the seat repadded, wouldn't the old cover no longer fit?

I almost feel like unbolting the seats and putting new ones in would be less work. I just don't know which seats are compatible.
 

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I just bought a used 17 Pacifica touring. It's got cloth seats which I'm perfectly fine with. Unfortunately, my girlfriend hates the seats.... Absolutely hates them! They're hurting her back, neck, making her legs go numb. She can't get in the car without dying and letting me know that she's dying every step of the way. Needless to say, something needs to change so it's come to me trying to figure out how to upgrade the seats. We've already tried about 5 different seat cushions so I've tried the easy route.

There's plenty of seats out there from wrecked vehicles but I'm not sure what my options are. She drove in a limited before and it had leather seats with all the 49 point adjustments and she liked it. The passenger seat in ours right now is manual so can it even be upgraded to electric one? Is there a harness under there that I can simply connect to or am I limited to finding a manual leather seat to put there?

Hopefully someone has done this before. Any help at all would appreciated.
It is doubtful that there is an easy way to install a power passenger seat in place of a manual one. I think that the "better" Pacifica seats will be leather even if manual. It might seem odd to have leather in the front and cloth in the back.

As you may have discovered, it is a good idea to consult significant others before making large purchases.

If the van passenger seat is that uncomfortable to her, maybe you can ride with her in her car. It sounds like only a limited power seat will be comfortable to her.
 

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Okay that's what I was thinking. If I go that route, I'll stick with a manual leather. I'm not too concerned about it looking odd with leather in front and cloth in the back.

Yes we've been together for 10 years now. My car was just totaled in an accident and I was in a rental for 3 weeks. Needless to say that was getting expensive. I know her well enough to know that she can't make a decision to save our children's lives so I made the executive decision for us. If I hadn't, I'd still be rolling around in my $45/day rental two months later.

Thanks for input. It looks like I have a couple of options.
 
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