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One hour later, both front and back seats are fitted with all electrics working perfectly.

It now looks the business! [:D]

Is there anybody here that had leather recaros from the factory, possibly MikeDav amongst others?

If so could you please tell me what your trim code is, it should be on the sticker.

My leather armrest lid (which I have only just purchased [:(] ) looks to be a different shade of black which makes me think there are two different lids so I may need another one but could do with the trim code to check it against ETKA.
 

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Make sure you disconnect the battery before changing the fronts. Can't see the rears being too difficult, many people remove them for 1/4 mile runs etc..

Are you sat on the Recaro's now? [;)]
 

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Yes, I had thought of the battery negative for the airbags.

LOL at sitting on one now!! [:D]
 

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The back ones are easy - the back rests just flick the outer bracket open with a flat blad screwdriver then lift and release from the centre pivot.

The bases are an unscrew/unbolt job on the hinges IIRC.

The fronts have airbags and heaters - these plug in.

The base runner covers need removing then it's a matter of looking for the released bolt.
 

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Quote: posted by Carlos on 11/03/2004 10:50:09

So, you got them then! Nice move Gary.

No help for you though. [:(] Sorry

I have, and the fronts are here until I get the chance to fit them [:(]

Thanks to everybody for your help RE:fitting them.

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They really are. After a coat of Zymol leather cleaner and conditioner they look brand new.

Im really pleased with them, everytime I walk past them it makes me smile [:)]
 

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Yes the cleaner is orange and the conditioner is a cream colour, both are fantastic products and quite cheap from Halfords.

LOL @ Eddy!
 

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One hour later, both front and back seats are fitted with heated seats / airbags working perfectly though the seats seem to take ages to heat up. How long do your take to heat up Mikedav?

I must admit that things may seem to take longer when you sit and wait for it to happen but all in all it now looks the business! [:D]

Is there anybody here that had leather recaros from the factory, possibly MikeDav amongst others?

If so could you please tell me what your trim code is, it should be on the sticker.

My leather armrest lid (which I have only just purchased [:(] ) looks to be a different shade of black which makes me think there are two different lids so I may need another one but could do with the trim code to check it against ETKA.
 

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Sorry Gary, missed this thread!

The seats do take a while to heat up - if you take the car from cold, they are slightly quicker to warm through than the time it takes the climate control to blow warm air. I find setting 5 is way too hot (and at level 5, prolonged use has led to reports on the Vortex of fires...!?) and if I use it, its usually setting 3.

Not sure on the trim code, my sticker in the boot has about 50 codes on it (whole 'code' window on it is full of numbers!) But I shall have a look and see what I can find. I think there is one in the manual, so Ill bring it in from the cold and you can tell me which number you need. Back in a sec!
 

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Chrisstevens have verified that the trim codes are the same, he has recaros and I had (note: had!! [:)] ) VW leather sports seats.

Anyway, on the sticker you should have a two letter code next to the paint code, mine is VV as is Chris's.

It would still be interesting to know yours though.
 

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Got the manual, says VV here too. Trick of the light then probably! We can compare and contrast on Sunday...yours better not be in better conditon than mine grrr!

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LOL, they are in mighty fine condition Mike [:D]

I was saying to Chris that it could be because I have cleaned then conditioned the recaros with Zymol which has made them a very deep shiny black so I'll need to do the same with the armrest lid. But it could have also been the poor light that made them look different shades.
 

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I have leather recaros in my V5, and also have a VV code next to my paint code.

As for the seats warming up, I can only feel the heat when switch is set to 5, and tend to warm up from cold the same time as the engine, which is a bit annoying.

I do remember from a previous thread that two types of switchs are availble from VW for the heated seats, one for Cloth and one for Leather, and the cloth switch working on leather seats heated up a lot quicker.
 

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Yes, I also remember that thread though they are different for a reason I suppose.

Maybe the 'cloth' switch will heat the leather up too much and cause problems?
 

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I have a spanky set of switches for sale gary.......can we call it a down-payment?? LOL!

(seriously, they are up for grabs.......1J0 963 564C, and 564C)

Errata: Checking the ETKA at my, ahem!, dealer earlier, Mr Steel is right.....bugger!

Suffix 'C' is for the leather and suffix 'B' is for cloth.
 
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