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Old 01-26-2020, 06:22 AM   #1
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Recaro heat retrofit.

Does anyone know how difficult it would be to take the heaters out of the OEM BRZ seats and put them into some Recaro Buckets or SP3ís? I assume the wiring harness would stay intact so I figure it should be fairly easy but I wanted to see if anyone did this.


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You're going to literally set your own ass on fire if you mess this up.

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Lmao. Iím an electrician so Iím not worried about an electrical fire. Iím more so concerned with getting it just right so that itís not too hot.


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I mean, you being an electrician makes you more qualified to tell us how difficult this is, right? Sounds like your the one in the best position to do the leg work for the community.
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do you know what a hog ring is, and why i never want to deal with them?
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do you know what a hog ring is, and why i never want to deal with them?
That make special pliers for them so itís not too bad.

I would just get an after market electric heater/cooler and put the pad underneath the Recaro fabric above the foam. Then use the new switches or see if they are compatible with the OEM switches.

https://katzkin.com/degreez/

Iím sure they can make something to fit the recaro.
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do you know what a hog ring is, and why i never want to deal with them?


Probably some insulated coil that puts off a lot of heat. But Iíve never heard of one


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you're in trouble.

get a quote from a local upholstery shop.
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Hog rings are the fastners used that hold the seat cover too the seats.

Id start by looking at oem recaros from the wrx ot mr evo x that are already made with heating elements in them. Then, it is just a matter of wiring them up to the oem brz's switches.
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