fitting 1998 v6 coupe leather seats in a 2003 rapier estate

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mundy1989
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fitting 1998 v6 coupe leather seats in a 2003 rapier estate

Post by mundy1989 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:36 pm

Hello everybody, I've picked up a set of leathers cheap from a 1998 v6 estate, my 2003 rapier has cloth ATM but has a few spare wires under the seats and the plugs are there for the heated elements, does anybody know how to hardwire a permanent live to the drivers, the new seat is ment to have an ecu as it has memory? Any help would be great, thanks

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Re: fitting 1998 v6 coupe leather seats in a 2003 rapier est

Post by GingerMagic » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:28 pm

Aha, I did mine a couple of weeks ago, I bypassed the ECU and wired the seat directly.

Have a butchers at how I did it :arrowd:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=22912

It is easier to remove the switches from the Rapier seat, and fit them to the leather seat.

I am guessing of course that you have electric seats already..??

If you have manual seats its a whole different ball game - but if you have a square yellow plug under the seat, this is the power supply to the switches so you can grab some non-leather electric switches ( GLX, LX etc ) from a scrapyard.
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Re: fitting 1998 v6 coupe leather seats in a 2003 rapier est

Post by mundy1989 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:51 pm

I do have a yellow plug to plug in for the power source, but the passenger seat has a yellow plug under the seat, I can get hold of a non leather switch, where would the yellow square plug plug in on the drivers seat though, thanks for your help

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Re: fitting 1998 v6 coupe leather seats in a 2003 rapier est

Post by GingerMagic » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:15 pm

The leather seat has colour coded sockets in the base.

Yellow is power, white is a blank, big brown is the heater element, little brown is the side airbag and little blue is the pre-tensioner, I think.....

The passenger seat should be a straight fit, only the yellow, blue and 2 brown connectors to plug in - maybe try this one first to see if it works?
1999 T4 family wagon, slow as a turd but the kids like it
2002 Citroen Xsara Picasso Hdi90 - Dirtied by the kids, Dented by the wife....
Sadly sold the 406, best cars I have ever owned
PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.

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