C5 X7 heated seats

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C5 X7 heated seats

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Whilst working in the footwell of my car today I noticed that there is electric cabling attached to the bottom of the drivers seat.
My car is VTR+ trim so doesn't have electrically adjustable or heated seats.
Do they all come with the wiring pre-installed and just lack the relevant switches/ software not enabled?
Would there be any way to make heated seat work?
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No, be careful here, there will be wiring for the seat airbags etc.....

You can't make heated seats that aren't heated. It's not a matter of the software, but that the seats have no heating elements, switches or specific wiring. They are not pre-wired, but are built specifically for the option.
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GiveMeABreak wrote: 03 Feb 2024, 16:15 No, be careful here, there will be wiring for the seat airbags etc.....

You can't make heated seats that aren't heated. It's not a matter of the software, but that the seats have no heating elements, switches or specific wiring. They are not pre-wired, but are built specifically for the option.
Hi Marc,

I wasn't aware there were seat air bags?! Is this on all models?
I totally forgot that the front seats have pressure sensors in the bases.
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I'm assuming this is your C5 X7 (I don't have this VIN) but yes, if you look at the sides of the front seats, you may see a plastic housing with the airbag logo or a cloth tag depending on your trim, but the VTR+ in common with all the X7s have at least 7 airbags, with an additional 2 outer rear seat airbags as optional extras, so up to 9 in total:

2 x Driver (Steering Wheel plus Knee)
1 x Front Passenger (Dash)
2 x Front seat side airbags
2 x Roof Curtain Airbags

Optional Extras 2 x Rear outer seat side Airbags
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Thanks Marc,
this is really interesting. I've never noticed these locations.
Mine is a Tourer.
Will have a closer inspection at some point.
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