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B8 seats in a B6

jbcalvin Mar 9, 2012

  1. jbcalvin

    jbcalvin Member

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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....

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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  3. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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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.
     
  4. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    cant get any vaguer than that! nice one james! :icon_thumright: lol
     
  5. benjie

    benjie Well-Known Member

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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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  7. jbcalvin

    jbcalvin Member

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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....
     
  8. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Shows what I know then .... :Flush:
     
  9. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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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
     
  10. bastet

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    I know it is very late, just came onto this topic looking for support on fitting the rear bench of a B8 in a B6.

    To confirm:
    - Front seats fit. Same rails, same mounting.
    - Front power connector doesn't need modifications, except for cutting the locking clip. Otherwise, it slides in with some force, but the wiring is plug and play. Even the rear footwell illumination works.
    - Front airbag connector can be swapped with your old B6 ones - the wiring is the same (black/blue/brown). No errors on VCDS.

    The rear is different. The back rest will fit, after hammering the center pivot a little bit towards the left hand side of the car. Still, the 60% piece will fit snugly and wrinkle a little bit on the headrest side. The back rest won't clip on the B6/7 bolts, so you'll have to fabricate custom supports to lock them in place. The luggage cover mounts are slightly off-set, and will require drilling on the luggage cover itself (it's riveted in, and after drilling, they can be moved to fit and re-riveted).

    The mounting clips of the seat are on the same location as the stock B6/7 clips, and clip right in. However, the rear seat sits VERY tightly and wrinkles under the stock B6 side bolsters, and should classify as doesn't-fit-without-modifications. Additionally, the center seat belt doesn't clip in - it's slightly wider than B6/7 seat belts. Also, the whole seat is a tiny bit smaller than the B6/7 and leaves (small) gaps where the body of the car can be seen. If your seat has ISOFIX slots, they will clearly show and expose any lower metal. Some plastic covers should be advised. On the B6/7, the ISOFIX braces are just wedged in between the rear seat/back rest.
     
  11. Bluepower

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    Even later reply, but do you have pictures of the rear-seat modifications and 'gaps' ?
     
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  13. bastet

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    I haven't got any pictures yet, but I can take them at some point (and I will). I haven't fixed the brackets yet.
     
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