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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old February 24th, 2016, 18:36   #16
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How hard is it to just swap all the wiring?
If you're asking how hard is it to obtain a MkIV seat heater wiring harness intact from a donor in a junkyard, it's several hours worth of work. The seat heater wiring harness is combined into the general vehicle wiring harness so you have to either know where to cut to take chunks with you, or you have to spend several hours disassembling the donor car to extract the portion of the harness you want to keep.

I could certainly obtain the second harness faster than I obtained my first MkIV seat heater harness, but it's still a couple of hours work. It made the work I had to do to obtain a mid 90's Passat seat heater harness for my Corrado seem much easier, because in the mid 90's VW seat heater harnesses were stand alone.

If my China Post package shows up with my $40 ebay seat heaters this week, I'll see what I can do about creating a how-to grafting old and new parts.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 19:40   #17
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I installed these this past fall in our Toyota Sienna, they have been great so far, They were $37 when I bought them, price has gone up a bit, but fast shipping...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o07_s00
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Old February 25th, 2016, 17:04   #18
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If my China Post package shows up with my $40 ebay seat heaters this week, I'll see what I can do about creating a how-to grafting old and new parts.

I'd like to see that. The pads in my B4's passenger seat only get lukewarm.

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Old April 22nd, 2019, 10:48   #19
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I know this is an old topic but figured to bring it to life.

I took the heated seat and OEM heated seat harness from my son wrecked VW 5spd BEW��. I have the harness complete 100% with no chop chop .

3 wires in question or I should say actually 2

The Red goes hot to fuse #44 15 Amp
The solid brown to earth
The black/ brown looks like 7.5 Amp but not sure what circuit ( one of the wires that was tuff to trace in the loom) I can make room for it in the fuse box

Blue/ gray from my research shows positive in dash panel instrument lighting <—- what or where in the world

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Blue/ gray from my research shows positive in dash panel instrument lighting <- what or where in the world
For the switch backlighting, sir.
Nice thing about that part is that it matters not where in the dash lighting circuit you get power, as it's the same everywhere.
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Old April 23rd, 2019, 09:17   #21
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For the switch backlighting, sir.
Nice thing about that part is that it matters not where in the dash lighting circuit you get power, as it's the same everywhere.

Not following , what is the Amp's or voltage for that circuit you referring to .


Red goes to Fuse #44 15 Amp

Brown to Earth

Black / Brown I discovered its on the 7.5 Fused circuit , therefore I am going to tap into one of the upper circuit appear on my fuse box with 7.5 Amp

Gray / Black …….
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Old April 23rd, 2019, 12:27   #22
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Black/Brown? you sure that Brown is not a faded yellow? And in that case it would be circuit 75x (aka load reduction or accessory power)

Grey/Blue is used to back light the heated seat switch so you can see it in the dark. Doesn't matter where you tap into that circuit, as long as it's after the dimmer switch.

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Old January 13th, 2020, 23:42   #23
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The Kufatec link is dead. Does anyone know if this is the correct harness:? I have 03 heated seats ready to swap in

https://www.kufatec.com/de/komfort-n...i-seat-33679-1

VW Teeside in Britain wants way too much (about 180) for their harness.

http://vwgolfr32.co.uk/shop/seat-heating-looms.htm
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