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Swapping out Seats - Will I have ECU Issues? 04 CS


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Hi All,

 

I have an 04 Cayenne S with the Heated Comfort Seats with Memory. The heating element has gone in the drivers seat. Long story short, it appears easier and cheaper to swap out the seat with a good used one. The leather on my current seat is a bit rough, so it is actually a win/win situation. I'm actually going to be swapping out the passenger side too, since I got a good deal on the pair, and leather is a bit rough on my current passenger side.

 

Anyway, on a couple posts, I have read that you should not disconnect the seat from the wiring harness because it can cause issues. To do this swap, I'll obviously need to disconnect the seats. What will I run into if anything? Also, would there be less issues if I swapped out the memory/power seat controllers from my existing seats? 

 

Any advice would be great.

 

Thanks.

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Hi All,

 

I have an 04 Cayenne S with the Heated Comfort Seats with Memory. The heating element has gone in the drivers seat. Long story short, it appears easier and cheaper to swap out the seat with a good used one. The leather on my current seat is a bit rough, so it is actually a win/win situation. I'm actually going to be swapping out the passenger side too, since I got a good deal on the pair, and leather is a bit rough on my current passenger side.

 

Anyway, on a couple posts, I have read that you should not disconnect the seat from the wiring harness because it can cause issues. To do this swap, I'll obviously need to disconnect the seats. What will I run into if anything? Also, would there be less issues if I swapped out the memory/power seat controllers from my existing seats? 

 

Any advice would be great.

 

Thanks.

 

 

When doing this swap, make sure the key is not in the ignition and disconnect the battery before starting the swap.  Make sure all the wiring connectors on the replacement seats are fully seated before reconnecting the battery.  You should be fine.

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