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Old 01-04-2019, 08:10 AM
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Seat swaps

Hi all, I am looking into replacing stock (leather/heated) seats in my 2013 Coupe S and want to know (for those that have done this) how have you switched the heated seat pad over and air bag sensor into a recaro or sparco seat? Also is there anything else that needs transferred to make aftermarket seats work without issue?
Old 01-04-2019, 06:00 PM
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Can't help you, sorry. Just curious whether you're selling your old seats?
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You're going to struggle to swap the passenger side occupancy sensor or heated pads over to aftermarket seats I would think. Are you looking at fixed back racing buckets? If so the cover usually comes off them pretty easily. But I've not seen anyone who has swapped the heated pads over. You'll need a resistor on the drivers side to trick the SRS into thinking the airbag is still there. If you don't keep the occupancy sensor on the passenger side I believe there are now emulators that plug in so you don't get an airbag light.
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Recaro info here:



We have Recaros here the JCW factory ones are NLA, But the almost same ones minus the brackets, airbags and JCW logo are there.



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