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Old 01-05-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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project: power/heated retrofit

Okay, so hopefully this week the nice weather is going to encourage me to begin the process of switching my car over from manual cloth to power/heated leather seats. Found a great DIY for the power part, still searching for some help on the heated hook-up. Has anyone performed this before & could offer any suggestions or tips? Also looking for a parts list for the heated seat connectors.

Any help would be great! I'll try & keep this updated over the next while to help anyone else thinking of taking this on

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Old 01-06-2008, 02:15 AM   #2
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what is there so hard about it???? the leather seats mount to the same holes as the originals, the heater element connects to the existing one!! all you need is to pull cables with power!!! if someone can install a system in their car, they can tackle this no problem!! my .02 cents!! but good luck with the install!
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:35 AM   #3
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It's more of an issue of WHERE the wiring all goes & making sure that the proper connectors are used. I understand it's not a difficult job; more time consuming than anything. And if it helps someone else so it's not so time consuming the next time; then job well done!

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Old 01-06-2008, 06:39 PM   #4
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My car started out with manual seats as well and didn't have any connections for power. But it literally took me 20 mins to splice and dice wires and not I have heated power seats

The heated seats part after you get all the buttons you need isn't too difficult.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:56 PM   #5
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Pm 325iguy... he has a parts car, and likely has the harnesses, switches, etc... that you need.
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:37 PM   #6
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Keep me posted on this swap. I did a seat swap this summer and i wanna get the heated seat portion up and running. I should still have all the wires from my old car, the only thing is i want to do this properly, and i'm pretty sure that means i'm gonna have to pull out all my carpet, which will be very time consuming!
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:30 PM   #7
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Gee, I want manual seats. I find the power seats too high even at the lowest setting.

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Old 02-23-2009, 07:19 PM   #8
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Hey Im trying to do the same swap from manual cloth to power leather any tips would be great or where you found that DIY.

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