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Hi I have a 1 series coupe 2009 manual seats I have swapped the seats to fully electric but they don’t work lot of errors on dash airbag and heated seats are not working can anyone suggestions to get around the probly

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Morning Ray

First which car did the powered seats come from? Check realoem.com (if you haven't already) put the last 7 digits of your Vin in the search box. Were electric adjustment an option for your car? Make sure the seats you have correct for your model. Was the loom correct under the seat?

Assuming they are (If I recall some only had electric drivers seat) then depending on the software version your car runs the seat may need coding to your car.

Let us know how you get on

Dave

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Hi Ray

Yesterday I spoke with a friend who is a an Independent BMW Specialist he raised some questions (1) I series only had powered Drivers seats when they were fitted. (2) Was the correct wiring loom used ? Or has power been taken from somewhere else ?

He says if retro fitted a powered driver seat should be straight forward. The seat airbags being disconnected while the battery is still connected will trigger the "airbag" light. Heated seats again did the car come with them? Or are they part of the retro fit?

I would disconnect the seats and do the research, check the seat electrics are OK Test resistance and continuity in the heaters. DONT mess with the airbags setting one of them off accidentally you don't need. Check the internet for wiring diagrams that may help

Good Luck

Dave

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Hi Dave 
thank you for your information the original seat only had lumber support and heated seats the yellow plug on the car has lots of cables the new seats from a other car is fully electric but I was reading a web site you can unplug the yellow plugs after the ignition switch is on for 30 second I can operate the full function on the seats but is is not ideal I think the seats just might need codeing to the car? I am have a stage 1 remap so I will ask if they can do this I hope 

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