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Re: M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by nickfrog » Fri May 16, 2014 10:11 pm

I've never used mine as I am usually warm by the time they start working. I find cold leather to be a very very small problem but each to their own.
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M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by roshambo » Fri May 16, 2014 10:33 pm

Heated seats are definitely a personal choice. I don't have leather but opted for heated seats as SWMBO loves them regardless. First thing she does is whack it on 3 every time she gets in the passenger seat (we park underground so the car's cool upon entry), so tbat in itself has paid for them in my eyes. Love them in winter though, makes my baubles nice n warm :lol:

Retrofitting them is definitely possible. Your issue will be the wiring looms to your centre console and having the buttons added to the climate control unit, as well as having it coded. Bit of a ballache but as someone else has said, look for one from a breakers. You'll need the seats and climate control panel.

Stratstone Leeds have a guy that comes in to do all their retrofits for them, if this is closer for you?

Edit: found these F30 black seats, assuming that's the right colour and fitment?
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Re: M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by Rosino81 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:20 am

marco_polo wrote:
mikey k wrote:
oliver wrote:4 words.

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Help a newbie out please ;)
Can you give me more details or a link?
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I have reached out to them as discovered my car doesn't have heated seats despite having every other conceivable extra...

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Re: M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by oliver » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:55 pm

they are good for keeping your pizza warm on the way home from the take away

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Re: M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by jamesnw » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:24 am

Sytner in Maidenhead have told me they can get them fitted. They don't do it themselves but have a third party do it, but in their garage it seems. So not a bmw part. The button would be on the side of the seat plastic, not on the dash.

I am not clear of the effect of an after market modification to the car when it comes to part ex, and also of it is on a finance agreement are we allowed to....

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Re: M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by marco_polo » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:29 am

You can do whatever you like to the car, as long as you have prior written permission from your financier.

They might request you remove them and 'make good' if you want to hand it back, depends what mood they're in.
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Re: M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by jamesnw » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:12 pm

I asked when i fitted the MPE but that is easy to remove. They had no problem with that as it was a genuine BMW part.
Not sure how easy the heated seats would be to remove, and with it being a non genuine BMW part.

That said, it only really matters i guess if you get to the point of handing it back at the end of the term.

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Re: M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by Rosino81 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:34 am

jamesnw wrote:Sytner in Maidenhead have told me they can get them fitted. They don't do it themselves but have a third party do it, but in their garage it seems. So not a bmw part. The button would be on the side of the seat plastic, not on the dash.

I am not clear of the effect of an after market modification to the car when it comes to part ex, and also of it is on a finance agreement are we allowed to....
The parts guy had no idea.. do you know who you spoke to there ?

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Re: M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by captainoats » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:02 pm

First BMW I have bought and first car in 10 years which didn't have heated seats and I do miss them especially on very cold mornings. They aren't very nice on leather though, prefer heated in fabric (other car has them and they really help with back complaints as well!)

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Re: M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by Octavius » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:05 am

Never had heated seats so can't really comment but I've never thought of adding them to any car I've bought new or used. I just rely on the car heaters and my trousers :)
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Re: M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by Rosino81 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:38 am

I finally sold my car to a nice chap who appreciated more the LSD than the heated seats thankfully.

But they are an essential item come resale time so would never spec a car without them. They should be standard anyways. Really can't understand why The leather is and not the heated seats. Makes no sense.

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Re: M135i Retrofit heated seats

Post by Sid10 » Wed May 24, 2017 9:24 pm

yes a must on a cold morning although long jons are much cheaper !

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