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Re: How To: Mk5 Heated Seats Retrofit
« Reply #90 on: October 27, 2017, 10:02:27 AM »
I have gone back and checked my installation, I only had 3 wires at the fuse box.
Unless some of these wires make a 'pair' for a fuse Connection?

I would call richter sport to see if they can help shed some light on why the loom has changed?

Richer Sport are the UK contact for kufatec.

I'll look at some wiring diagrams tomorrow to try work it out.

Thanks Jason,

Yeh, i was thinking about giving them a call, should be fun!!! :rolleye:

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Re: How To: Mk5 Heated Seats Retrofit
« Reply #91 on: October 27, 2017, 04:36:15 PM »
Well, phoned richter today and they were basically no help!!!  I explained about the loom perhaps being the same as a loom for memory seas and that i needed to find out what the 7 cables that I have did individually, they didn't know the answer and suggested that if they speak to kufatec, who they deal with all the time, they won't get an answer to my basic question of what cable does what!!!  Useless and not very helpful!

They said i should fit them all and then take them out one by one to rule them out as to what cable would be for the memory! wtf!

Oh well!

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Re: How To: Mk5 Heated Seats Retrofit
« Reply #92 on: October 29, 2017, 11:53:03 AM »
Ordered up some fuses and piggyback fuses too

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Re: How To: Mk5 Heated Seats Retrofit
« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2017, 05:17:24 PM »
Piggy back fuses bought and fitted, had to get two normal and four minis.  I’ve wired up the 4 permanent fuses (2 20amp, 2 30 amp). Also wired up the single ignition 15 amp.  Activated in vcds, but measuring block 10 in module 9 says inactive, when I’ve turned on the seats, and been sat in the seat. Lumbar doesn’t work either.

So i’m going to wire up the other 2 15amp ignition wires, (will be 7 total wired to the fuse box!) and see if this helps...

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Re: How To: Mk5 Heated Seats Retrofit
« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2017, 03:21:03 PM »
Well I wired up the remaining two 15amp fuse wires, so 7 extra in total in the fuse box!  And tada, the lumbar works and the heated seats worked! Worked, but for some reason now they aren’t working! Not had a chance to check what’s going on, hopefully it’s just a fuse either slack or blown and a replacement will get them working again.. getting there!

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Re: How To: Mk5 Heated Seats Retrofit
« Reply #95 on: November 23, 2017, 09:32:58 PM »
 ok, so not sure if it’s the wiring or normal behaviour, but my drivers seat will only heat up if the passenger seat is also put on at the 1-5 dial on climate control panel. Is this normal?  :thinking:

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Re: How To: Mk5 Heated Seats Retrofit
« Reply #96 on: January 09, 2019, 01:03:06 PM »
Sorry for resurrecting an old thread - @Gmac did you ever get this working? I will be looking at doing this soon and trying to figure out how to do it

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Re: How To: Mk5 Heated Seats Retrofit
« Reply #97 on: January 12, 2019, 02:07:23 PM »
Sorry for resurrecting an old thread - @Gmac did you ever get this working? I will be looking at doing this soon and trying to figure out how to do it

I never got it sorted, so ive got heat in my drivers seat but not in the passenger seat, no idea why, and haven’t had the time or the drive to go looking again.  When I first wired it up the passenger seat control heated the drivers seat, and i actually think the drivers control wasn’t heating the passenger seat (it was my young daughter that said it was working, so was probably placibo).  I then swapper the wires over and have now got the drivers seat heated. 

Sorry that doesn’t help much.  All I remember is that the instructions for the wiring loom from kufatec were rubbish ( all my wiring was grey and the instructions referenced colours).

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Re: How To: Mk5 Heated Seats Retrofit
« Reply #98 on: Yesterday at 05:10:26 PM »
Quick question to anyone that has done this retrofit with the Kufatec loom. Instead of cutting and extending the cables that go to the seats would it work to just cut and extend the wires that go to the fuses? So wire it up as you would a LHD car and then just run the power around the dash to the driver side fuse switches? I assume there is a ground point at passenger side anyway. Thoughts?


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