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what seats fit into b5 avant?

wellhouse0 Mar 26, 2008

  1. wellhouse0

    wellhouse0 Member

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    maybe i'm searching in the wrong place but can anyone tell me if any other audi or vw seats fit straight into a b5 avant, cheers
     
  2. Blue_Thunder

    Blue_Thunder Well-Known Member

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    Nope, only B5 seats. That is A4/S4/RS4. Not sure about the Passat with the same chassis code, but I expect the subframes would be different.

    Note that you'd also need avant rears as saloon rears would require modification to fit.
     
  3. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    Passat B5 / B5.5 seats fit, as well as A6 C5.

    I'm referring to the fronts, the rear bench will fit, but backrest, whether from sedan or estate, will need modification.
     
  4. AUDI TURBO

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    as we talking about seat my driver seat got a big hole in it?? can this be repaired or is this an ecuse to uprgrade seats??? i really want PROPER sporty seats like the much lateer sporty audis have. recero bucket seat but comfy ones not pieces of plastic
     
  5. Adam-D

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    what year is b5 and b5.5? what is the full range?

    im also going to be changing my seats and need to know the year from and to, ill be needing either cream seats, or black seats, carpet and load cover
     
  6. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    B5 is 96-99, B5.5 99-early 01.
    If you go with a sports model (from a 1.8TS or 2.8Q) then you get the sporty seats, the ones that actually hold you, whereas the standard leather seats are pretty hopeless. S4's tend to have the Recaro's (not sure if these were standard or an option).
     
  7. macca

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    b5 = 1996 to around 11/98

    b5.5 = 1999 to 2001 (is facelifted b5)
     
  8. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    All the B5 seats fit each other it's just the Air bags from old to Face lift that will not work but you can use a resistor to get round the airbag light.
     
  9. Adam-D

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    mine is a r reg 1997, prefacelift i think, ive almost given up on finding a set of cloth seats in cream so gonna have to get black and a rear and carpet to all match in.

    i dont think my car has air bag in the seats, only the seat belt pretensioners
     
  10. Blue_Thunder

    Blue_Thunder Well-Known Member

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    You can get them to work in a pre-facelift car by running an earth wire to the third pin in a facelift seat (or better still - get hold of a facelift connector and run an earth to that).

    S4's didn't mostly have Recaros. It was a pricey option, so they're not all that common. A number of the earlier pre-facelifts didn't even have leather seats, but I think all facelift ones did. All RS4's came with Recaros as standard.
     
  11. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    yup i have the facelift S4 seats i bought from the Doc wired up no probs. Just need to sort the seat heaters out now,lol
     
  12. Blue_Thunder

    Blue_Thunder Well-Known Member

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    Give me a shout if you need some pre-facelift heated seat controls and plugs. I've got a set going spare.
     
  13. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    They where pre face lift seats that I bought from the RS4 powerd S4 with the RS4 sedan body on it, you know the one noggy blue one from Isle of Man.

    So you have a little history in your car now.;)
     
  14. Adam-D

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    someone find me a set :(

    there is no specialist scrap dealer near me, so really here and ebay are my only hope
     
  15. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    passat b5.5 seats dont fit straight in, any of them, just found out the hard way! bought half leather / alcantara seats, drivers seat now fitted thanks to angle grinder, big hammer + welding gear
     

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