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Retrofit Heated Seats Possible?

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Old 06-12-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default Retrofit Heated Seats Possible?

Couldn't seem to find any previous discussions on retrofitting the A3 seat to have heated seats.

I did find a thread in the A4 forum stating that power seats with lumbar support DO have the preinstalled hardware and simply require the purchase/installation of the necessary harness/wiring (found at

Are the A3 seats the same?? More specifically, my A3 will have the titanium package (alcantara seats); will they already have the heating hardware pre-installed although the car does not have the cold weather package??

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated, thanks!!
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:42 AM   #2
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Most A3 components are build-to-order so I would doubt that the heating elements are present in the seats. You would also need a new climate control unit with the seat controls which run around $800.
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