I would like to replace/swap my electric driver's front seat with a newer model year version?

Tiny
LEE SMITH
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  • 2009 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
  • 3.3L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 220,000 MILES
Hello, I’ve owned the vehicle listed above. I was hoping to replace/swap my electric driver's front seat with a newer model year version. Could anyone advise me on the latest model years that would fit? I am not too worried about the dash lighting up as I’m not planning to sell it, but I know the newer models' seats are a lot more comfortable.
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Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 AT 10:13 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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Looking at the interchange information, the newer seats will not fit in the older models. It shows 2007-2009 interchanging but nothing newer. There was a mid-cycle update done to the Santa Fe in 2009 for the 2010 year and they changed the seat mounting and rails as well as switched to the newer two stage air bags. That doesn't mean a shop couldn't make a custom frame to make them fit, you might have to do some wiring though to get the air bags to work properly.
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Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 AT 11:49 PM
Tiny
LEE SMITH
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Thank you for your reply. I guess re-foaming the seat will have to do.
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Thursday, August 25th, 2022 AT 3:52 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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That is one of the issues with modern vehicles, they keep changing things around and make it difficult to replace parts later because of that. Things could be worse though, there are one year only vehicles out there.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2022 AT 1:20 PM

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