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      03-13-2011, 05:17 PM   #1
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Question about swaping front seats that dont have cold weather package

Hi i would like to know if someone knows if it will be possible to swap front seats that dont have cold weather package to a car that has the option? Because i just bought a 2011 m3 that has black leather and i have an 2008 m3 that the seats are fox red and i want to swap the fox red interior to the new car that has the black interior
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i am pretty sure you will loose the heated seat functionality when you do the switch. coding might help.
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But do u think a light will turn on on the dash board?
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i am pretty sure you will loose the heated seat functionality when you do the switch. coding might help.
I agree that heated seat functionality will be lost. Regarding what you said... "coding might help"... help what? Help in restoring heated seat functionality to the seats that weren't heated to begin with? If so then I highly doubt that... unless all non-heated M3 seats are prewired for heating capabilities and have the heated seat elements already sewn into the seats.

Turboso... regarding your question about dash lights...
I did a heated seat retrofit project on my current 323i years back. I wound up having to buy heated power leather sport seats from a 328i owner local to me who was selling his car. The only dash lights that could possibly light up would be the airbag lights (possibly due to the seatbelt tensioners, etc. that I had to switch over from my old seats to the new ones). Fortunately for me my installers were professionals and were able to do the retrofit without encountering any error lights.
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Hi i would like to know if someone knows if it will be possible to swap front seats that dont have cold weather package to a car that has the option?
You shouldn't have an issue with the heated part other than neither car is going to have it (although you should try disconnecting it first on the '11 and hitting the heat button and make sure it's not going to throw a code), BUT you'd have an issue with the '11 due to the lack of 'active headrests' on the '08 for sure, and possibly get an airbag dash light that might disable all airbags if present. THAT's much more important than losing the heaters. Look into that man. Good luck.
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