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    Seat Swap?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm a proud new owner of a 2018 diesel hatch! One of the only things I didn't get was the leather so I was considering a seat swap

    I have a lead of a full set of seats from a 2017 hatch in black leather. Just like mine they are heated front seats with power driver and manual passenger

    Has anyone done a swap like this? I hope/imagine that it is pretty much a plug and play ordeal to swap out but hoping someone else might know more before I pull the trigger (getting them shipped is a little pricey)

    thanks!

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    Haven't done it, but per the factory service manual both seats use the same connectors, and have the same connector population(all wires in same places with same purposes) I'd say it's plug and play. As long as both sets are power, and heated.

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    Should be a very straightforward swap, as @Ma v e n stated.
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    You can always have yours recovered. As I recall, it was about $1000.00 last time I looked.
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    Ok thanks everyone!

    Yeah I mostly just wanted to make sure the wiring was the same so I didn't have to start messing with that. It would make sense of course on a modular assembly line. I don't yet have access to any service manuals to check wiring out myself so glad to see its a match.

    All in with shipping I'm looking at around 600-650 which seems doable to me and probably less than recovering (plus whatever I could get for my original seats which are pristine)

    Looking at it the only thing that looked a little scary was the seat belt mechanism that goes into the B pillar (where there is an airbag) I wonder if I would have to mess with that to get the new seats in??

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    Nope, there's one screw that holds the seat belt to the seat. You don't need to mess with the retractor assembly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma v e n View Post
    Nope, there's one screw that holds the seat belt to the seat. You don't need to mess with the retractor assembly

    ahhh that makes sense, I was afraid I'd have to mess with that belt mechanism. I do notice on mine on the drivers seat plastic at the base of the seat it says "airbag" which was making me think there was an airbag in the seat? or do they all say that and just refer to other airbags in the car. I'm always a little more reluctant to mess with airbags (and of course salvaging seats from wrecked cars would pose an issue) Otherwise just sounds like some bolts and a few wiring connectors

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    I recovered a GEN 1 seat, and had it apart down to the springs. If the GEN 2 seats are similar construction to that of a GEN1 make sure that the seat belt retractor has not blown. This is attached to the buckle and with a collision will tighten the seat belt to the occupant.

    The second thing is the airbag on the outside bolster of the seat. Typically you can see if the seat cover is torn the airbag let loose. However unless you've worked on seats before you might not know about the explosive charge in the seat buckle that's part of the seat.

    You probably could move these parts from your factory seats to make this work if you had to, but this lowers the value of the seat's your trying to sell.
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I just pulled the trigger and ordered them. $625 for the whole set shipped seemed pretty reasonable for me. Need a little cleaning up but in good shape.

    I'll let you know how the swap goes when they arrive. If everything goes smoothly I'll also have a pristine set of black cloth seats for sale when I'm done if anyone on this forum is in the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resurgent cineribus View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone. I just pulled the trigger and ordered them. $625 for the whole set shipped seemed pretty reasonable for me. Need a little cleaning up but in good shape.

    I'll let you know how the swap goes when they arrive. If everything goes smoothly I'll also have a pristine set of black cloth seats for sale when I'm done if anyone on this forum is in the market.
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