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Can i screw into the floor of promaster in the front floor?

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  1. dc843

    dc843 Active Expediter Researching

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    Not sure if itll work or not but id like to remove the passenger seat and screw 90 degree braces into the floor and to a refrigerator to hold it in place there

    Will i be able to do this? If not whats other options to sucure a mini fridge to the front flooring?

    Id also like to attach a microwave the same way to the top of the fridge but idk about drilling holes in a microwave. I think a fridge could probably take short ones. If not maybe just use braces to create a tight hole to set it in.
     
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    Why not remove seat and place plywood over frame attached to floor and secure your fridge and microwave there?
     
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      I remember reading somewhere that you can't remove the seat since it will light up the air bag light. The only way to not have a passenger seat is to order the van without one.

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      https://www.expeditersonline.com/forums/threads/front-passenger-seat-removed.65618/#post-728068

      I'm not positive, but I think if you disable the passenger airbag (without reprogramming the computer, which a dealer will not do), or even run around with the idiot light on, the driver and side airbags won't deploy, either.
       
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      Promaster.com forum
       
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      Yup. Thought about doing that too. But I was too concerned about being hit with a projectile frozen Flying J leftover hotdog. Ya, if the rollover didn't kill ya, a frozen hot might finish the job. Bummer. Lol.....

      Really, any modifications from the original could raise safety, legal and insurance issues...in addition to a very bad headache from being hit by a frozen hotdog. IMO.
       
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      well damn, I wasn't aware of that I thought you could remove the seat.

      Not sure how ill incorporate a fridge then as I want to be able to take 3 skids vs having a set sleeper. Maybe I can find one that's skinny enough to be kept against the wall or one i can put in the floor in front of the pass seat. Or set and secure a small one on top of the seat as long as its not going to block my mirror.
       
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      You might build a shelf above the seat. As long as it didn't block your side view.
       
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      Yeah. Is it possible that I could remove just the back rest of the passenger seat? That would give me a lot more to work with.
       
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      I have no idea if it's still done. On older Fords you can turn off the passenger air bag..Also under the seat the wiring €has a plug.
       
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      Image1518631879.382054.jpg Chev leading the way with technology
       
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      You should leave that On when your Wife is riding along...

       
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      So if I can turn the pass airbag off, does that mean I can remove the seat?
       
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      No. Not without the warning light staying on.

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      When you do that, if you know, when the warning light is on because of the missing passenger seat, does just the passenger side airbag cease to function, or does that also kill the driver side airbag? I've read conflicting reports on that.
       
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      Only one way to find out for sure... Chrysler won't tell us. I suspect all the other bags would fire, but don't bet your life on it!

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      I say you could get a seat plug an tie the airbag wires together an be fine


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      My 1998 Dodge Ram pickup( which I still have) has that feature as well.
       
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      Not quite as simple as that but if you could measure the resistance across the wires (without setting the air bag off) and place an equal resister in the circuit the module would have no idea.


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      Actually, no. We have had a great deal of experience with these. The connection requires a very specific resistance.. it is NOT a normally open or normally closed circuit. The resistance is needed so the computer knows there is still a good firing circuit in the air bag. We have not ever had any luck faking it. Cut the air bag out of the seat and carefully mount it so it won't hurt you... hook it up. That's the only way.

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