RangeRovers.net Forum banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I recently purchased luxury seats from a Vogue in the UK as replacements for my 2008's Rover's base seats. They although beautiful in parchment were starting to show their age, and with the cost of bringing them back to life I decided to switch to navy as it's always been my prefered choice. I have also purchased a luxury climate control panel off a 2008 to swap out to be able to use the air conditioning function on the new seats (it's not a priority however). I might need to purchase a harness for the a/c module but I'll know more when I see if Land Rover left any dud plugs/wires or if I need to wire in some new ones. I have listed some photos below of the seats and the connectors off the new seats versus the old ones. I'll be updating soon! I don't think I'm the only one that might find this upgrade worthy.
Blue 2.jpg Blue 1.jpg Connectors.jpg
 

·
Registered
2006-2009 Range Rover MkIII / L322
Joined
·
196 Posts
Just thinking about this I can see some potential stumbling blocks , The memory function for seat and mirrors will now be in the passenger seat so the loom and connectors might be wrong , the heated /cooled seats require an ECU as well as a loom so you would need to rewrite the Car Configuration Files and are you aware there are airbags in the seats ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
axle thank you for your reply. I've considered all of those potential stumbling blocks and am only truly worried about the airbags. My car currently has airbags in its seats so while it might need one rewiring, it might just need some rewiring or restructuring from someone more advanced. If it all falls I am hoping I can swap the cushions onto my existing seat frames. As far as heated seats my car also currently has that function, leaving me to adapt the system or to replace the module in my car with one to match that of the seats. I'll possibly be running into wiring issues I believe, but am confident that wiring is just wiring and can be solved. I do appreciate your input, it gets me thinking!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
image.jpg

I received the control panel unit from a donor Rover and the bottom piece was plug and play, even the heated and cooled knobs lit up and functioned correctly, while the top is missing one female plug on the back that my non a/c seats had. I expected this, but am curious as if anyone knows what possibly this white male plug does. On the luxury fitted console I can see the space for the this talked about female plug but it's simply left out of the wiring on the board (see photo). I'm assuming it has something to do with the seats, etc.. When I did plug the rest of current wires in to the upgraded unit, the a/c went full blast and I was unable to change the air con, air flow, anything, etc, but all did light up and every other switch appeared to work. Not expecting any answers but just love to share.

image.jpg

image.jpg

image.jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Sorry for all the bumps. I tried plugging in the control panel again and actually, all of it wired right up with the exception of the white females plug mentioned below. Air conditioning, etc all work except for the heated seated of course. I believe the white plug was for the heated seat function. Seats get here soon and I'll know more then. RR interior.jpg
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Installed. I need to swap the seat switch electronics to make them match up appropriately to get all the functions to work properly (example the memory) but other than that they seemed to be plug and play. I obviously don't have control yet of the heated or cooled seat function but am sure I need the wiring harness to activate the cooled seats, which I'm not worried about. Overall a very big improvement over the HSE's stock seats. The leather is incredible, and the support is above amazing. Seats were out of a UK based 2011 Vogue. image.jpg
image.jpg
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
I've always wondered if this was doable since my previous Rover had the LUX seats and I don't think I could do without them on my next. They look great! Best part is, you'll be sitting on the younger, less worn seat since they're from UK! Thanks for sharing.
 

·
Registered
2010-2012 Range Rover MkIII / L322
Joined
·
102 Posts
Thanks RangeRoomie!

Have been considering doing this myself: Heated/Cooled Front and Heated/Reclining Rear. I wonder if using the same model year makes it any easier, for instance taking 2011 HSE Lux or Autobiography Seats to install in a 2011 HSE? Maybe it is easy enough just in the same L322 generation?
 

·
Registered
2002-2005 Range Rover MkIII / L322
Joined
·
132 Posts
Because your new seats are from the UK are the controls for the drivers seat on the passenger side?

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top