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B8 seats in a B6

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by jbcalvin, Mar 9, 2012.

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    Don't know if anyone has done this, but will a full set of B8 seats go straight into a B6?

    Have been offered a very good deal on a set of heated B8 avant seats and must admit I am very tempted..... it would have to be a straight swap though, don't want to start cutting and making adjustments....

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    Steve
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    I think I've heard they won't. Don't take my word for it though as I've no idea where I heard that.
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    cant get any vaguer than that! nice one james! :icon_thumright: lol
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    I would say yes they do! A5/S5 seats go straight in and, as they share a chassis (I think), I reckon B8 ones would fit too. You would have to modify the wiring to get the lumbar thing working as well as airbags... though I bet the airbags would never deploy as they're probably dual stage - like the steering wheel - which has been documented as not deploying in a crash (I believe it was an 8L S3 with an 8P S3 wheel)

    I read a thread with pics of A5 seats in a B6 A4, I'll find it...
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    Benjie, thanks for this, reading through it looks like the fronts from a B8 will fit, and the airbags will still trigger if the loom is connected up (just single stage rather than dual), doesn't look like the rears will though.........

    Seeing as I want to keep everything looking OEM/similar trim, this may be the deciding factor....
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    Shows what I know then .... :Flush:
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    my answer would have been the same as yours
    as i read WILL THE FULL SET FIT ?
    the fronts fit with mods but the rears and door panels no chance
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