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hi I've been given some seats for my p38 2.5td on a 2000 plate
the new seats came from older model as only has 2 wires for the heated seats (they still work 🤣🤣) enter image description here the new seats

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seats in mine now
as you can see mine has the built in srs system the old ones don't
so question is there a way to transfer my srs system from mine to the ones I've been given?

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SRS is in the backrest only so you could mix and match, using the existing backrests and new bases. Or just get some bypass resistors to plug into the wiring so the SRS system thinks they are still there https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113954336789

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the ones I've got in are ash grey and the ones be given are cream if change the bases do you mean the padding or the whole base

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Ah, I meant retain your backrest and use the new bases as usually it is the base that is worn out but the backrest is OK. However, as they are different colours that isn't an option. Looks like you need bypass resistors then.

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I'll have to get a set of them then
thanks for the link to them Gilbertd

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(I do not see photos if any).
If you want to play, you can mix and match what you want... I remade my seats re-utilizing my bases (with SRS) and padding from an earlier model seat, but in better condition, and with the leather from a third seat :-)

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leolito wrote:

(I do not see photos if any).
If you want to play, you can mix and match what you want... I remade my seats re-utilizing my bases (with SRS) and padding from an earlier model seat, but in better condition, and with the leather from a third seat :-)

there are pics it might not be showing them
might just keep my seats in and take the heated part out of the cream ones as I know they work

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Pictures weren't showing initially until I edited the links, should be OK now.

Easy enough to test the heaters, put your meter on the Ohms scale and see if you have a low resistance between the two pins on each plug. Backrest rarely fails but the base often does as people will insist on sitting on it and breaking the element. Swapping the cover is not a fun job, see https://web.archive.org/web/20180513085246/http://www.rangerovers.net/repairdetails/seats/seatheat4.html

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@Gilbertd once again your knowledge has come to the rescue again

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If your looking at swapping the base just for the heater element you might aswell just repair the existing, or buy a set from eBay/amazon etc and fit to yours changing the plug so wiring fits, as Richard says, a pig of job for seats that don’t really get that warm, I fitted the hotter stats and a set I bought my mum get hotter and are a lot quieter to warm up

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@Gilbertd I'm going with you option of the resistors as think that will help with every time I move the driver seat the SRS warning comes up on the dash thats problem with height difference in me and the wifey 🤣🤣