I am looking at retrofitting heated seats to my '03 Cooper. Had a spare ten minutes earlier and was just looking about in my car, when I decided to see how easy it was to remove the mirror switch panel (as I'll need to do this in order to fit the heated seat switches). When i had a look underneath, I saw that there were 2 connectors not plugged into anything (Pics 1 & 2). I took some photos on my mobile (apologies for the poor quality) and have attached the pictures. I've taken a picture of the underside of the mirror panel too (Pic3) which has 2 plugs already connected. Does anyone know what the unplugged connectors are for? Any help is much appreciated.
I'll try and get better photos done when I find my digital camera. Was curious more than anything as I've seen someone else's photos from when they retro fitted heated seats and they didn't seem to have these plugs.
I was thinking the same thing. Been studying the installation guide for heated seats i downloaded from Motoringfile.com and it does seem as though I have the correct plugs already there. Need to take a careful look under the seats. Had a quick look yesterday and saw some black plugs at the front of my seats so knew I could retrofit heated seats, but didn't take the time to check properly to see if they were already wired in. Will do so tomorrow morning then, if they are, see if I can get a switch panel from a breakers yard. Hopefully all the wiring's already in place which will save me a job.
Last edited by MiniMatelot; Oct 19th, 2008 at 11:36 PM.
Reason: spelling mistake
Mikey - When I bought the car, the bloke selling it told me it had been wired up for heated seats, but he wasn't sure how they worked. I assumed as the seat panel wasn't fitted, he was mistaken. I ordered the switch panel from MiniMatt on Monday, so it should be here anyday now. Will stick it in and see how I get on.
chris - Followed that link, but every time I chose a circuit diagram, it came up saying error.
Got the switch panel today. Seems the plugs were indeed for heated seats that were pre-wired into the car. Looked under my seats again and the black plug there was from the wiring, not the seat so I it appears I have the wiring for heated seats, but not got compatible seats. Gutted! Will check properly at the weekend. If that is the case, I'll be searching for 2 heated seats in profile leather.
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