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Hello all! This is my first time ever posting on a forum. I was wondering if there's a chance that I could change my 2011 Cruze Cloth seats with 2012 Leather seats that have power and heat? My car is a 2011 Chevy Cruze LS and I found a 2012 Chevy Cruze that was in an accident with leather seats. The seats are in great condition. The post says that it's for 2012-2016 Chevy Cruze's. I'm trying to figure if the interior changed that much from 2011 to 2012 models where the seats will not fit or something. If anyone has an info on this or may have done something like this, please let me know. Thanks in advance!
 

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Hello all! This is my first time ever posting on a forum. I was wondering if there's a chance that I could change my 2011 Cruze Cloth seats with 2012 Leather seats that have power and heat? My car is a 2011 Chevy Cruze LS and I found a 2012 Chevy Cruze that was in an accident with leather seats. The seats are in great condition. The post says that it's for 2012-2016 Chevy Cruze's. I'm trying to figure if the interior changed that much from 2011 to 2012 models where the seats will not fit or something. If anyone has an info on this or may have done something like this, please let me know. Thanks in advance!
The fit and function of 2011 vs the rest are the same, the difference is 2011 leather seats have a seam in a different place than all the rest of the years. Otherwise they are the same. FYI heat will not work in your case because you don't have the buttons to control that, power, however (should) work but I'd definitely verify that before your purchase is final.
 

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Awesome news! Thanks for your response! I really don't care about the heated seats, but like you said I need to make sure the power works for the seats to move back and forth. I just wasn't sure if the mounting for the seats would be different where they wouldn't match up! Thanks again! I'll post some before and after photos if I go through with it!
 

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You lose range of the passenger and drivers seat going to 12. For some odd reason they deleted useful features in the seats in 12. Besides that, make sure the air bags and seat belt clickers electronically work before you ditch your old seats as you may have to transfer them over in absolute worst case situation.
 

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Thanks for the input! Information noted! As far as loss of range goes, do you mean from front to back range is lost?
 

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Range as in the way the seats move. I wanna say you lost tilt or something stupid from both seats, It's been a few years since I been in a 2011.

Note the missing handle from up front of the seat?



Here it is finally after a long search

 

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Gotcha! I want to say that lever controls the seat going up and down to raise it higher or lower which I don't think is much of a big deal breaker! By the way I'm digging the red interior on the top photo!
 

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Yep, I never had the settings in my 13 to miss. I briefly experienced it in my Ex's 2011.
That is Brick Red. Comes that way in leather or this way in cloth form. Heated cloth seats should have been a Drivers convenience package in the Gen 1.






I also forgot you lose the rear center headrest going to 12 if thats also OK. No real harm.



 

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I've pulled the seats and added aftermarket heaters to the cloth. While I'm sure the seats will fit, GM seemed to save every penny they could in terms of wire weight and cost in the car.

It's possible that the power drivers seat may or may not have wiring in the harness from the fuse box to the electrical plug that's part of the car that the seat plugs into.

If it doesn't have a power wire and ground that's part of the seat electrical connector, you maybe able to make a fused wire from the interior fuse box work.

A few years ago when I was looking for seats, salvage places were getting $200-$300 per seat for a leather seat. What kind of deal is this seller offering? I'm curious as to the best price your seeing.

I'm starting to see more parted out cruzes locally by people on craigslist. Still thinking of doing an interior conversion to Tan leather, but I'm not going to put $1000 into a 5 year old car.
 

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I've pulled the seats and added aftermarket heaters to the cloth. While I'm sure the seats will fit, GM seemed to save every penny they could in terms of wire weight and cost in the car.

It's possible that the power drivers seat may or may not have wiring in the harness from the fuse box to the electrical plug that's part of the car that the seat plugs into.

If it doesn't have a power wire and ground that's part of the seat electrical connector, you maybe able to make a fused wire from the interior fuse box work.

A few years ago when I was looking for seats, salvage places were getting $200-$300 per seat for a leather seat. What kind of deal is this seller offering? I'm curious as to the best price your seeing.

I'm starting to see more parted out cruzes locally by people on craigslist. Still thinking of doing an interior conversion to Tan leather, but I'm not going to put $1000 into a 5 year old car.
Reason you have to pick your battles. If you have 0 intentions of trade/sale shortly after the swap then it's worth it. How much are you gonna swap, just seats or the whole interior?

 

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I just want to change the interior from cloth to leather. It would be nice to change the whole interior, but it may be more work than what I would want to tackle.
 

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I just did this swap. I have a base 14lt and I put leather seats in from a 12. I got them for $225 for the whole set front and rear and the heater control for the seats too. The power seats bolt right in a work. I didnt have to do anything. 2 things though. The heater portion does not work. I am not sure if its a BCm relearn or something and 2 the airbag service light is on. I think thats also a bCM issue. I will be bringing it to the dealer next week as it has 1500 miles left on the warranty and hopefully they can fix it for free or atleast tell me what is wrong.
 

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On the 2012, the body harness of the car between the dash heater control, and the "plug" in the access hole under each seat, does not have the wiring for the heated seats. I've spent hours chasing the electrical drawings on AllData.
I'm guessing you're missing wires.

The airbag service light has to do with the yellow wires which are the air bags in the seats, and the tensioner that is part of the belt buckle.

There are connectors for the airbags in addition to the main harness connector that connects in the "access hole in the floor".

Check the tensioners on the outward side of the seat down by the buckle and see if they were blown in a crash. You may have to transfer the airbags and tensioners from your old seats to these seats.

Take a look at my thread in my signature. I believe there's pictures there of the bags and tensioners.
 

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So i might as well change the ac control back to the original version? Thats easy enough. As far as the airbag light, I had to swap mine from the original seat to the new driver seat only. The pass seat I just plugged in. I have rest the battery for an hour and will see if that does it. If not then I will look into the pass seat to see if that one is weird looking.
 

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Fast Cruze. It might also have something to do with the passenger presence sensor in the passenger seat. They might be using a different type of sensor or wiring in the passenger seat due to the occupancy sensor. I have pictures of that sensor in a cloth seat. I'm not sure what it's like in a leather one.

They claim you can't put a heating element on top of an occupancy sensor without damage. That's the reason aftermarket shops will not heat the bottom cushion of a passenger seat with a sensor.

Different sensors with different wires would suck! Time to count the wires at the main seat connector and compare them with the old seats.
 

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I just checked. Had the pass seat disconnected on accident. I plugged it in and still the airbag light came on. I am resetting the battery again to see if that fixes it. If not ill swap the pass seat seat belt tube. I did swap both rear side seat curtains and that did not fix it. hopefully it just needs to be reset.
 

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Ok so I got it. It was the pass side seat tube. I swapped it from the orignal seat and light went off. Not sure why but it works. The leather seats that I bought the drivers side was not there so I had to swap that one anyways.....

Now the heated portion. I am still curious. The wires on the ac cluster are the same. I think its something that should be simple to wire up. Or maybe cause my pass seat was disconnected that's why it wasn't working.
 
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