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    hello there guys, i have manual cloth seats in my car and just brought electrical leather seats! can anyone tell me the easiest way on how to fit these seats with the electricals working and also what i need to get, here are a few pictures of the plug here!







    would i need some sort of computer after unplugging the battery? it wont cause any problems after will it?


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    no-one know?!


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    Seats come with modules? Will need to be coded after install.
     
     

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    i didn't need to code mine to work ok. can't remember seeing a connector like you're holding though?

    drivers seat will need a +ve, -ve and memory cable run. passenger just the +ve and -ve. the +ve should really be fed from the correct fuses in the fusebox, the -ve any good eart point is fine. the memory will need to tap into the k-bus also in the fusebox.

    have a read through this: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...electric+seats
     
     

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    that plug in your hand is a motor plug some cars have 4 motors the extra one tilts the seat. The plug you need to connect to is the yellow one you will see two spade connectors inside one red brown one brown + - wire connected. I ran two fused leads from the battery under the carpet to the seats job done if you want memory there is a thin yellow/ red/ pink wire that needs to be run from the yellow connector to the K bus connector I think you will find that above the fuse box if you do that you may as well run all leads from the fuse box but is is a bigger job. I recommend you put an old carpet over the door sill when you remove and refit the seats they are heavy and it is easy to scatch the sill.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cossied View Post
    that plug in your hand is a motor plug some cars have 4 motors the extra one tilts the seat. The plug you need to connect to is the yellow one you will see two spade connectors inside one red brown one brown + - wire connected. I ran two fused leads from the battery under the carpet to the seats job done if you want memory there is a thin yellow/ red/ pink wire that needs to be run from the yellow connector to the K bus connector I think you will find that above the fuse box if you do that you may as well run all leads from the fuse box but is is a bigger job. I recommend you put an old carpet over the door sill when you remove and refit the seats they are heavy and it is easy to scatch the sill.
    Thanks for that accurate and detailed response - You learn something new everyday on this forum...
     
     

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