The TAXI car in the film was fitted with a set of leather seats often fitted in the executive model of the 406.
Our car came with cloth seats, they needed to go... it was time to find some leather interior instead.
Ebay strikes again someone local to me was breaking a 406 and had a leather interior going cheap.
So a deal was done, and the seats were collected. They were a bit rough and needed a clean up.
I spent an afternoon rubbing some leather restorer into the seats, they had been neglected & were a bit dirty.
I set about removing the rear seats, you pull two levers in the boot & then unbolt the lower seat.
Looking good with the rear seats fitted.. now wheres that last headrest!
Turns out the seats I got were electric and the car didnt have eletric cloth seats in them.
This meant I had to wire them up. Easy for the passenger side as Peugeot leave the loom in place.
However the drivers seat,. required a rethink and rewire to get it working.
The original steering wheel on the 406 was worn out, and the airbag didnt sit correctly as somebody had broken a retainer clip. The movie car had a quick release Isotta wheel.
Searching ebay I was unable to find a BOSS to fit the a different wheel. So i vistited scrap yards and tried different wheels on a 406 until I found the BOSS for a 307 Peugoet would.
Ebay striked again and managed to find a similair Isotta Steering wheel for £20!.. and as a bonus fits the 307 BOSS perfect.. the downside there is no sensor for the IT2000 power steering.. so its locked at one speed.
The downside meant i had to disconnect the air bags... and to avoid the dreaded airbag light I had to hack the airbag system with some bypass resistors fitted neatly under the horn press.
Once the hack was done there were no error left on the dash ... great as the car needed a MOT soon.,