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2002 V70 seat swap

Post by Mike Langlois » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:25 pm

Greetings All,
I have switched front seats form a V70 to a V70 X/C mainly for the upholstery and general condition. The new seats are heated (old ones were not) and I have access to the environmental controls with the switch for the heated seats in it. Can the heated seats be activated by switching the control unit or by adding the switch to my control unit? Or, should I leave well enough alone, since I live in California and today it was 68-70 degrees and the heated seats are not truly necessary?

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Re: 2002 V70 seat swap

Post by abscate » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:17 am

Mike Langlois wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:25 pm
Greetings All,
I have switched front seats form a V70 to a V70 X/C mainly for the upholstery and general condition. The new seats are heated (old ones were not) and I have access to the environmental controls with the switch for the heated seats in it. Can the heated seats be activated by switching the control unit or by adding the switch to my control unit? Or, should I leave well enough alone, since I live in California and today it was 68-70 degrees and the heated seats are not truly necessary?
Man, we can’t even get in a good dig about Californians and climate.

Was 68-70 the estimate or the actual range of temps today? Did you turn on the heat at 68, then the AC when it hit 70?

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Re: 2002 V70 seat swap

Post by Mike Langlois » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:34 pm

68 Today in the sun, but we may get rain tomorrow......

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Re: 2002 V70 seat swap

Post by Mike Langlois » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:57 am

Happy New Year! Besides the fact that it will be sunny and 70 degrees f today in California, I am really curious if I can switch out the climate control module in a V70, so I can use the heated seat switch. In all fairness, we got the X/C model in order to go snow boarding in the mountains, which are covered in snow..

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Re: 2002 V70 seat swap

Post by - Pete - » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:51 pm

Mike Langlois wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:57 am
....we got the X/C model in order to go snow boarding in the mountains, which are covered in snow..

Now it all makes sense. I had no idea the former required the latter.

Nor did I realize heated seats were a prerequisite for snow, or have I got that backwards, as well as the above?



Whatever you do, don't unplug your head unit/HVAC controls without making sure it is completely dead of 12V.

I searched for this a while back, but if memory serves me worth half the sh!t I stored up there at one point or another, pretty sure this is a ViDA / dealer granted feature. You might have mentioned it, but you'll need the heated seat buttons.

Also, if you acquired 05 seats, they won't work in earlier model years.
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Re: 2002 V70 seat swap

Post by SuperHerman » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:06 pm

Somewhere I read that the heated seats need to be coded - not sure it can be done.

Search for "yagger" and pm him your question. He hopefully can tell you if the retrofit can be done and if he can code it remotely for you and how much the service will be. yagger is very good from the posts I have seen on related matters.

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Re: 2002 V70 seat swap

Post by Mike Langlois » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:51 pm

Thanks much, it seems that it is not a simple swap.

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