can seats from a 2000 mercury grand marquis be replaced by 2005 grand marquis seats, also the belt buckle looks different

Asked by Jan 22, 2017 at 03:48 PM about the 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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The power seat controls are the issue. Are they both on the door? If one is on the seat, the other the door, you're sunk. Even then, I'm not sure the wiring would be the same.

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I have asked a few mechanics so far. It doesn't seem as if anyone has ever attempted this yet so its all theory if it's even possible. One said, it would be easier to just take the leather off of one and reupholster the other. That was due to the 2005 may not have the same tracks for the bolts, a side air bag and a few extra wires. Another mechanic wanted to give it a shot figuring that the worse case is to attach the seat to the 2000 tracks then bolt it down, and then cut and rewire as needed. The best case, is that it all works out.

The controls seem to be the same on the seats and of course there are the door power control seat buttons.

My fault, no power controls for seats on doors. just window/locks stuff on doors.

Power seat controls on doors.

The job is done. 2005 seats can fit into a 2000 car. Once the old seats are out, have a heavy duty vac to clean. Have lube to grease the rails. The seats were taken off of the 2005 frame and put on the 2000 frame. The motor can work on both years. The wiring is a challenge but nothing that an experienced mech cannot overcome. Airbags on 2005 seats don't work on the 2000 seat wires. Everything works fine, new seats fit using original frame to bolt into the floor and ride the rails. Note: the 2005 frame may also work with no need to switch onto the 2000 frame. Most mech's will have never done this before and may over work the job just to be safe.

The entire job, both front seats took three hours to take out and replace.

The seat belts have to stay. 2005 belt buckles don't work on 2000 belts.


That's great! thanks for letting me know. You were lucky. I think the cars were in the same generation, that started in '98

the cleanest 2004 or 05 grand marquise U.E. i ever seen in a junk yard can the front and rear seats fit into a 1999 marquise gs????

Yes, the seats will fit. The original seat belts will have to stay as the new ones won't fit. The seats and the tracks can be swapped out.

Clean out the area below the seats because they probably need it and you won't get another chance to clean there again. Keep the tracks that mount on the floor. Keep the seat belts. You can swap the frames that mount on the track. You can swap the seats.

I am assuming that everything will go as well for you as it did for me with my seat swap. My 2005 Merc seats and arm rests are like new in a 2000 Merc.

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