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Heated seats retrofit installation help? audi a3 8p

ps44u Nov 11, 2011

  1. ps44u

    ps44u Member

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    Basically, iv got the leather heated seats, the loom from kufatec and the climate control with the heated buttons, is there anything else i require for this installation? i just wanted to know if anyone else has retro fitted heated seats into an a3 and if they could provide me with some assistance? because i know that its not just a plug and play job.
     
  2. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    Surely you will need the heating elements for the seats??
     
  3. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    See above.

    I think thats all you need.
    the switches does all the controlling and the Kufatec loom makes it close to 100% plug and play.
    You just need to earth the loom and plug it in to a live with a fuse.
     
  4. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    Sorry guys, need specsavers lol!!!!
     
  5. ps44u

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    right, that would explain the extra wires with the loom, theres three wires, im guessing, one must be permanent live, the other switch live and an earth? so could i earth it anywhere or is there a specific place?
    cheers
     
  6. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    use Elsawin! Kufatec cables from my experience are setup the same way that it would show you in Elsa... i could try and get you the diagram if you dont already have Elsa... what year is the A3?
     
  7. ps44u

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    its on a 2005 plate, and a diagram would be great! cheers
     
  8. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    do you have an email address so i can send you the diagram?
     
  9. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    ok so i just managed to upload a screenshot of it for those who want it... (right click and view image for a larger view)

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  10. ps44u

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  11. Ash187

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    sent :)
     
  12. audi_s5

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    Last edited: Jan 4, 2013
  13. a31.6sport

    a31.6sport New Member

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    Hi j have the kufatec loom on the red and white wire to fuse box what'si you connect to the other end in fuse in box ?? If that makes sense
    Audi A3 8p 2006
     
  14. audi_s5

    audi_s5 New Member

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    Wire configuration:


    Red/ White - Constant Hot - Fusebox

    Wires (Gray) on the opposite needs to be connect to the climate control Connector D PIN 13, 14 Brown - Ground point A-column White - climate control connector D PIN 2 (if already used solder onto line) Blue/ Yellow - climate control connector C , PIN 10 Blue/ Red - climate control connector C, PIN 9 Gray with Yellow mark - climate control connector D, PIN 5 Gray with Red mark - climate control connector D, PIN 6
     
  15. a31.6sport

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    All my wires. Are grey some have numbers on some don't im guessing the kufatec loom is made for left hand drive if this is the case I've connected the plugs the wrong way on seats
     
  16. riz1990

    riz1990 New Member

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    I have the same problem, I've messaged kufatec asking for updated instructions and also made some educated guesses.

    I've tested the wires for continuity between the seat plugs and marked them for the drivers seat and passenger seat.
    The 2 grey wires that connect to one crimp I assume are ground for some kind of sensor or signal in the seat, I'm pretty sure these are white in the instructions.

    The two thicker grey wires are 12v, and I believe these are the grey with yellow mark and red mark, one for each seat.
    Which only leaves 2 skinny grey wires which must be the signal wires (blue/yellow and blue/red). the problem is knowing from their instructions which one goes to which seat. :-/

    Also I have the climate control unit in case that changes anything.

    cheers
    Riz
     
  17. riz1990

    riz1990 New Member

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    I just got a reply from Kuftec, apparently the wires have the colours written on them...I just checked and they don't have the colours written on them but the pins, and example T16d/5 so plug D pin5. hope this helps.
     
  18. Ceylon

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    Check the pins with a multimeter, my harness was cross wired for the heat sensors.
     
  19. CHRIS:ERICA:RS3

    CHRIS:ERICA:RS3 New Member

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    Hi all recently brought a audi a3 sport 2.0 tdi 2004 and it has AUDI A5 COUPE SLINE LEATHER HEATED SEATS But the wiring for the seat are totoaly diffrent as the car is 2004 what do i need to do to get them to work?
     
  20. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    We can convert them to work with your car. Have done it on a few cars now including my old a3 which had heated a5 seats in them.
    Pm me for prices
     
  21. CHRIS:ERICA:RS3

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    could u please send me your email m8t
     
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  23. FredrikA3

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    I know this thread is a bit old, but I'll give it a try anyways as I am in the middle of retrofitting heated seats just now using the Kufatec loom.

    All my cables was grey as well, so purchased a multimeter to figure out where the cables goes to/from. All good and I am running the cables now.

    For the red/white cable which goes tot he fusebox - Am I correct that I should connect to "37 Heated Seats front"? If so, there is two holes, but one of them seems to fit with the plug (bottom one). Kufatec documentation just says "steady plus - fusebox". I can see that you guys says "Constant Hot" above, anyways, I just need to know where to plug in the red/white cable in the fusebox.

    Thanks
     
  24. s3reptdi

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    Dragging this old thread back up,
    I've just got some heated seats, I'm looking at getting the heater panel with the switches but some of them have different letters at the end of the part numbers, does this matter?
    Also does the Kufatec loom have to be purchased or can the loom be taken out of the car the seats were from?

    Thanks
     
  25. FredrikA3

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    I think it will be very difficult to remove the cables fitted in car already as I believe they will run along with a lot of other cables. I purchased the Kufatec loom, but it was not really including any instructions in regards to where the cables should go, so I had to purchase a multi-meter to figure it out. Running the loom will take you some time and is for sure not a fun task at all.

    I just purchased a Climate Control with exact same design as the one I had + buttons for heating. I know that you cannot fit newer/older models without doing some modds, so I went for the same.
     
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  26. ab1702

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    Did you manage to complete your installation of the heated seats and if so did it take long to run the cables and connect them all up? Also what instructions did you use for wiring it all up?
     
  27. FredrikA3

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    I did manage yes.

    It do take quite some time to remove parts for making the space for the cables. The pin guide was included with the cable kit from Kufatec. I didn't notice before too late, but the pins were also printed on to the cables.

    I am working on a guide! Will update you once ready.
     

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