Some pics: -
The embedded internal tension wires: -
Those horrible clips: -
All 20 clips clearly visible: -
As I said I will do a complete "how to" in due course, but not buying the passenger side at the moment as my employer has just announced a forced 2 week unpaid holiday (to be taken in the next 20 weeks). So going to be cautious money wise.
Dave, have you got Recaro's and bought the EBay kit from VW Teeside? It's just that the base side bolsters are different to the VW sports seat bolsters and therefore so are the elements...
I will point out that refitting the clips is very easy! They are not designed to be stripped down hence it's a slow process.
Cheers for the pics. Those are the pesky clips[8o|]! The tips of my fingers were raw after prising them off the wires.
Sorry to hear of your unpaid leave - there's definitely more and more of this happening now...
I bought my kit from VW Speed. I do have Recaros, and always figured that I would have to buy the elements separately as there was no kit available. I managed to source a new old stock heater element for the Recaro base and back at very cheap prices, and I bought the remaining ones through Vagparts (when they were still trading).
Maybe upfront it was an expensive way to do it, but as you say, there is no kit available for the Recaros, and I didn't like the way the sports seats heater elements would run across the tension wires. I've seen people fit sports seats pads into the Recaro seats on VWVortex and I just cringed by the way the heater element wiring ran across the tension wires in the seat base foam [:O]
At least this way I knew I'd have proper VW coloured wiring (unlike the Kufutec harness), new switches, new Recaro specific heat pads and decent instructions. I can also sell on the new sports seats pads to offset some of the cost. I've completed the wiring...just need to start the install of the heater elements[:D].