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    Are electric recaros heated?

    Picking up the S3 tomorrow and it's got leather, electric recaros in it But they are not heated I've previously read that you can buy heated looms from kufatec.de but before I do this, I want to be sure that the seats have heating elements in them Anyone know what colour connector I should look for under the seats to confirm?

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    i really wouldnt bother.....

    1 - unless you want to stand out in the cold while the seats warm up before you get in the car, they really wont warm them up instantly

    2 - the recardo leather seats are quite snug and being leather, they are NOT breathable, you'll find you get hotter in an S3 than most other cars because of this

    3 - your a man and heated seats are for girls lol

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    no elements present, you also will need a climate control unit with a heated seat switch

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    They are ace.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by finesse View Post
    no elements present, you also will need a climate control unit with a heated seat switch
    Depends if its a facelift model, if its preface lift the heated seat controls are mounted in the panel with the heated rear screen and hazard light. Heated seats are nice but for the amoutn of work required its probably not worth the effort

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    I agree

    source loom + element+ climate control
    remove seats, fit elements and loom

    hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    They are ace.....

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    heated leather is great if your back aches

    I also like to have the aircon on at 19 degs and the heated seat on, helps me keepo awake after 12 hr nights
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    Kufatec say I need KUFATEC GmbH & Co. KG - Kabelsatz Sitzverstellung + Sitzheizung Golf 4 IV 33679 which is fine, I just need to be sure that the seats have the heating elements already in them!

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    I have them in mine, they are great and mine heat up pretty instantly, I make real use of them as I have lower back pain and Sciatica too.

    I do however have alcantara rather than leather, so I think they are even better on these compared to on leather.

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    I dont have them but wish i did

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    Heated seats are great, esp now the cold weather here, but I imagine the elements are very fragile and a DIY retrofit could be expensive and difficult,
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    Just adds weight S3 is heavy enough as it is
    Ive been Badger 5'd

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    steves is way quicker than any stock turbo'd s3 i have driven
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Steve View Post
    Just adds weight S3 is heavy enough as it is
    dont you have them steve........lol

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    I would've thought all the Le Mans Recaro Seats had the element as they'd have to make two batches?? I'd be interested in finding out how you tell if they've go it or not? I'd really like to put the loom into mine too!
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    i have heated seats no recaros mind just the normal ones and i like em. my missus loves em though and insists on whacking it up to 6 then leaving it on even when shes not in the car lol

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    vagcat shows a seperate parts list for heated recaros so id suspect the elements would only be fitted if it came with heated seats same as for whether the car has side airbags fitted in the seats , unfortunately my arse is also cold in the winter so would be good to hear from someone who knows for sure whether the elements are installed or not ?

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    There are retro kits about, not sure on quality...

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    dont you have them steve........lol
    Nope lol
    Ive been Badger 5'd

    Can we break the magic 300?????? In a word Yes 314 BHP 249 lbft at Badger 5

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    steves is way quicker than any stock turbo'd s3 i have driven
    I only date skinny Women! They keep my power to weight higher...

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    Why would they put heater elements in the seats but not have them wired up??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon S3 View Post
    Why would they put heater elements in the seats but not have them wired up??
    yeah thats what I thought

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    It's like (to the extreme) a car with a turbo but not having it plumbed in or a horny beautiful woman that has no holes...lol
    Last edited by Lemon S3; 12th November 2010 at 18:03.
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