How do I tell if I can fit heating electric seat elements to my leather interior?

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  1. NW_Merc

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    Just thinking about another mod and was wondering how can I tell if the leather seats are suitable for this?
     
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    There is a specific model insert for the leather on a W202. It is really just to fit the cut-pattern.

    In the W202 seat heating is done with insertable heating elements. In the W203 it is attached to the actual leather.
     
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    So if the leather has little 'pinholes' it could accomodate heating elements?
     
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    You can fit after-market heating pads between the seat cushion and it's cover, leather or cloth makes no difference.
     
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    After market heating elements would always be an option. If you wanted to go for MB OEM, I believe Miro meant the part number 14 here being dependent on if the car should have seat heating, the leather type would not make a difference:
    http://www.detali.ru/cat/oem_mb2.as...417717.418&CT=F&cat=45H&SID=91&SGR=060&SGN=01
     
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    Does MB do a retrofit kit for the W202 to add heated seats?
     
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    There are instructions for retro-fitting heated seats to the W202. Whether the "kit" is still available, who knows.
     
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    This was new to me, I have not seen a retrofit kit for seat heating before, but I've mainly been reading info for other car models.
     
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    The "kit" would involve new seat covers as the heaters are sewn into the covers.
     

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    yep heater elements are part of the cover, not cheap either!
     
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