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Heated Seats

Sulli79 Nov 15, 2010

  1. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

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    Hey Guys

    Was rooting around under my seat (dropped my phone) and noticed that I have the green connector on my seat.
    Am I right in thinking this is for the heater element?

    Just want to check before I commit to a kufatec loom and a replacement climate panel>

    Cheers
     
  2. CHRIS555

    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    Not sure, is there any air bag connectors down there?
     
  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Mine has one red connector for the electric lumbar, and the yellow connector for the airbag.
     
  4. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

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    This is what I have

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  5. tdia4

    tdia4 TDIPOWARRR

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    Just been to check mine because its got heated front seats and it does have a plug in the green connector if thats any help.
     
  6. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Just imagine you hadn't dropped your phone you would of never known and neither would I haha going to check mine out tomorrow let's us no in PM if you get it sorted sulli
     
  7. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    the green plug is for heated seats, but good look trying to find a heater panel with switches
    i gave up and bought a complete car with heated seats to break

    would have to be my favourite mod at this time of year though

    take it those seats arent factory then
     
  8. cerips

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    I found it was cheaper to get one from the US because even with shipping it was still cheaper than the prices people wanted for them over here.
     
  9. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    They are factory but a rare option when I've been looking about I've only ever found 4 Inc mine with these seats. Here's a pic
    Picture 13 of 13 from Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
  10. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

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    Olds_kool
    Your right about the panel with the switches! Got one from the US, just hope when it turns up it's not from a double din car!
    I have the factory half leather recaros in my one. Just like Bradderz ones above.

    Cerips
    Spot on, worked out about a fiver more than one in the UK without the seat controls. Might get a customs charge when it arrives, but not to bothered about that.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
  11. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

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    Ok loom and replacement climate panel have arrived today. Going to start this at the weekend, will update with pics then.
     
  12. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    i know recaros where an option but if fitted from factory, why arent they wired up?

    you sure they werent added by a previous owner
     
  13. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    I think it was an optional extra but I think the heating elements are manufactured to the seats so there are there but not wired up.
     
  14. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

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    I've got all the info from when the car was new they are listed on the bill of sale. I can only imagine that either recaro only made one batch of seats, or when my car was made thats all they had in the stores?
     
  15. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

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    Ok removed the seats, fitted the loom and control panel, refitted the seats, then when I went to connect up, no connector on the passenger seat! I had just assumed that as there was one on the drivers seat they both had them-silly me! So still don't have heated seats! Will look into getting the heater pads and fitting them to the passenger seat, but think that will have to wait till the new year. Failure
     
  16. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    drivers side should still work?
     
  17. icenutter

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    I guess when the seats were being ordered from the supplier it was more economical to buy a whole consignment with elements for heated seats in already? Maybe you got unlucky and got seats from two batches!
     
  18. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

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    I thought that, maybe I need to link the passenger connector as its just an open circuit now?
     
  19. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

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    Maybe. I should have checked them both before I started!
     
  20. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    I checked mine yesterday and same as u sulli only the one connector and it's on the drivers seat ?? I'm not to sure what Audi did when installing these seats but I'm not fussed as they are one of the best I've seen in any b5 a4 IMO
     

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