ok, i think i found out how to install the reacro leather seats.
You need the heated seats, the switches, the switch panel and a 2007 fuse box.
The heated seats for me are the Recaro leathers install them as you would normally, and reattach the seat loom to the seat. (remeber to disconnect the battery and wait about 10 mins and that remove and install your new seats)
Once you have done that buy the switch panel which has spaces for the heated seat switches. I got it from a st-3 carbon effect.
Install the panel with the switches, the wires to the switches are behind the panel, easy to find. They are black with red clip. ( Do not connect the cables which are one solid colour to the switches like blue and grey, they are forairbag and esp. )
Once you have the seats in and the switches plug in and in place. with the car still disconnected from the battery. You have to reinstall the new fuse box.
The fuse box has to have a fuse 86 . If there is no fuse at 86 then you need to replace your fuse box like me.
If you do have a fuse 86 20amp fuse then easy your seats should be working. If you have pins there but no fuse just put a 20 amp fuse in.
But for me it was harder. I had to remove glove box, to get better access to the old fuse box.
Once you swap over the fuse box for one which has fuse 86.
And remeber if you do change the fuse box the whole layout changes as a service bullet for from called 43 2009.
After all this the heated seats worked.
how did you get on with this?
Fuse 86 i dont have my heated seats is fuse 121
when i installed the recaro heated seats in mine,i found there was 3 wires missing.2 from the heated seat switches and a main live wire.i added these and all works well
I have all the wires and I've followed them back to the fuse box but there is no connectors or fuse in 121. Is there 4 wires going to each switch?
i think so.one wire from each switch goes to the passenger footwell then to the seat connector then the fuse side from fuse box goes to each seat connector
Yeah I need to know what wires to fuse and give a live to as it goes into the fuse box which I cannot open so I'm gonna have to put an inline fuse when I find out what colours I need to cut! A wiring diagram would be very helpful right now!
i found i didnt have the wire from the fuse box from the fuse so just added one.have you checked for wires in passenger footwell ?