retro Fitting heated seat kit

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Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:40 pm

As above from fitting the elements to the wiring in.
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Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:42 pm

There was a guide linked or on here at some point, I think ratch linked it or mentioned it
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Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:26 pm

Pete, you must be VERY bored ! 8O
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Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:34 pm

Loom and switches are the easy bit. Loom plugs into the socket behind the glove box and routes down to seats.

Seats require total strip down! :(
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Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:38 pm

You can actually fit into the seats quite easily. Just remove the seat back from the base, and then unpin the squabs at either end. Then sticky tape each length of heating element onto the end of a flexible 30cm ruler and slide them down the inside of the squab, between the two layers of fabric. Takes about 3 hours to do both seats carefully.
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bmwe30mtech wrote:You can actually fit into the seats quite easily. Just remove the seat back from the base, and then unpin the squabs at either end. Then sticky tape each length of heating element onto the end of a flexible 30cm ruler and slide them down the inside of the squab, between the two layers of fabric. Takes about 3 hours to do both seats carefully.
Saloon seat yes, cabrio or M3 seat no.
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Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:40 pm

I have sportz seats...very busy at minute pete moving garage..
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Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:41 pm

I'd love to know how easy or hard it is to do this with Recaro Ls' and if it wasn't an option are there after market kits that will fit?
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Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:22 am

My recaros are heated so there must be an available kit.
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