Im wondering if anyone has replaced their standard seats with heated seats or knows a tech who can answer this..
I have a 2007 s80 I purchased in 2009. The vehicle did not have heated seats, and the leather was in poor condition even though it had low miles. I searched and found an interior (Front and Rear Seats) from a wrecked 2008 and swapped the seats out. The 2008 had the climate package and front and rear heated seats. When I did the swap, I found the rear seat area had a factory wiring harness for heated seats in place, even though my vehicle did not have the climate package. This told me that the harnesses to the seats are ready for heated seats and should accept the retrofit. They wired up fine and power seats work fine, but I'm not able to activate the heated seat function because I dont have the controls on my radio stack.
Years ago I asked a service rep during an oil change at a dealer what was needed and he didnt seem to have any idea, but stated a tech told him it would need a new computer (ECM?)
I recently located a radio/center stack from a 2007 which has the factory front heated seats (buttons have a fan image on one button and heating image on another, buttons side by side, im wondering if the fan image was for cooling seats?? didnt think that was an option)
My question is this...
If I replace the radio stack, since the harness is the same as mine and the seat harnesses are in place, would this be all I need to get my front heated seats to work?? Is there something that the dealer would need to do with the vehicle software?? Would I have to replace anything else??
I appreciate any feedback.