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#1 NorthSussex

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:17 PM

Under my drivers seat (2008 Titanium) is a cable running to a small black box attached to the frame of the seat, it’s about the size of a pack of cigarettes, there is a small chrome button, which looks like a push switch. Any ideas what this is and what it’s used for? Can’t find it in the book

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

Sounds to me like a connection for a CD changer to be installed...

In the older models, you used to get a plastic funnel type of cable tidy that came out of the ground like a scoop, and then splits into five.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:36 PM

is their cables leading from the box to the seat mate?

because their is a weight sensor in the seats that tells the dash to beep at you if your not wearing your seat belt while driving,

and their is also air bags fitted in the sides of the seats which need power to deploy.

and since your model is a titanium you may also have heated seats.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:58 PM

Hi Lenny,

Radio fitted is a single Sony CD unit; no heated seat switches on dash, no leads coming from the black box. The lead going to it comes from under the carpet through a flexible plastic conduit and goes into the box. I do not want to push what looks like a switch on the box, it may be an ejector seat!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:04 PM

lmao :D or some emergency flares

do you want me to check mine for the same box mate?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:04 PM

Hi Lenny,

Thanks that would be a good idea, it's mounted on the metalwork uner the seat at the fromt by the drivers door.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:16 PM

Now the snow has gone I have had another look at this black box, there is also another box the same attached to the passenger seat, what I thought was a chrome switch is not a switch but a chrome bolt; As the car doesn’t have heated seats it’s unlikely to be for them, my guess is it may be something to do with the seat belt reminder sensor. Any other ideas?

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:47 PM

I'll take a look on mine tomorrow , as mine has the heated seats , yours may have the wiring but not the seats if thats what it is , or like Lenny says, seat belt or Airbag control

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:57 PM

I have been told by the man who knows that “the boxes contain sockets for seats, seatbelt pretensioners/side airbags/elec adjustment/heated seats plugs etc”. "There should be a tab that allows you to "open" the box to have a look".

As I am of the opinion that “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” I am going to leave it alone, because in the past I have lived to regret fiddling with thing just out of curiosity.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:02 PM

Yes i would say he is correct ,as this is either the Airbag or Heated seat control box.
Mine has 3 sets of wire's coming out of the back leading to various parts of the underside of the seat.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:43 PM

Cheers Paul,

I tried to attach a photo to my original post as you have but failed; How do you attach photos to a post? The image icon only has the option to link to a URL.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:49 PM

When you are making a post , bottom right is "More Reply Options" , click this and you will then have the full editor and able to upload Images and add them to the post you will have 10mb of free space. they will upload as thumbnails and expand when clicked on.

Or use something like Imageshack which is a free Image hosting

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

Magic, thanks.


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