Vito Heated seats retro fit.

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  1. zenman63

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    As some know I am on the way installing heated seats in the vito.
    I had a major problem with EPC and had to make part of the harness, it finished short of the dash switch.
    I then ordered a C class harness and got the plug part numbers from that and built a harness, all good there, even found the right colour wires on line.

    Carbon pads arrived this morning all good there, on a mission to find the other half of the plugs to keep it MB.

    Question is the Carbon pads say high level 5A Low 1.6A, theres a pair in the box,
    Thats not 5A per pad? or seat seat as the wire is only 20 amp from the fuse to the new switch panel.
    Also will a 20amp fuse be ok on this?
    I am thinking the supply wire needs to be 30amp? or is that to big for carbon pads.
     
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    Just looking again it's 5 amp per pad so 20 amp total.
    Just got to get them in now!
     
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    Ok got the carbon pads in the passenger seat, not to bad a job, only need to strip the cushion to get the pad in, the seat back can stay on and the pad slips up no problem.

    I have some genuine plugs coming in the morning so they should plug in to the harness and replace the carbon pad plugs.
    Drivers seat in the morning and I will take pictures.
     
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    Great stuff. :thumb:

    Do you know if it would be possible to retrofit heated seats in a 2009 Sprinter?
     
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    Yes it would, just find a switch pack, might be harder than you think, MB best bet along with a harness.
    Pads are easy available, I have a guy that has supplied just the pads with no wire.
     
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    Well all done, still not got the MB male plugs so on red crimps with male pins to fit the MB plugs, they work but I hate crimps so they will be out when the plugs turn up.

    They work a treat, just over an hour for the drivers seat and as it was coded before it works right away.
    No problems on a 20 amp fuse.
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    Very good.

    I get grief from Mrs BTB because we specified a double front passenger seat (which can't have heating) on our Vito. So only the driver (me) gets a warm bum in winter :D

    Must get heated seats retro-fitted to the SL.
     
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    Why not fit in the double seat, it can be done.
     
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    Probably too complicated ... we'd need separate pads (and switching) as normally there's a child seat on one side.
     
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    Zenman63, do you know the part numbers of the switch pack and harness that I need? What other wiring would I need and also could you recommend pads suitable for a sprinter?

    Thanks, I am just clueless when it comes to electronics.:D
     
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    Well there are holes in Mercedes epc including this harness, it takes a long time to get to it.
    Anyway, Sprinter, just go to MB parts and ask, if no joy then ask them to update you data card, then go back a week later and all the part numbers will be there.
    I don't know what the code for the sprinter are, get a new van spec and get from there.
    If the seat pads would be a problem to fit are £160 each from MB, thats a full foam and cloth cover with the pad inside.
     
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    Thanks for the help.

    Went to my local MB dealer today and they cannot find find the parts. Asked them to update my datacard, but they said that cannot be done unless the parts have been fitted :wallbash:.

    The sprinter option code for heated driver seat is h16 & single passenger seat h15.
     
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    Yes it can, go to parts and ask them to do it, not the van, just the data card, then get the parts, then code the van, easy.
    H15 & H16 is the same as the vito then.
    Like I say there are holes in the epc in this area, I am still looking for the male pins for the plugs!
    I have the plugs case just no pins!
     
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    I'll give it another go on Monday. Also looking to retrofit electric & heated mirrors, factory alarm, cruise control, multifunction wheel and cluster, this is going to get expensive!

    Good luck finding the male pins.:thumb: What other mods have you got plan for the Vito?
     
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    not app to you, but my friend just fitted the 2012 style rear lights on his vito, they look really good, also im looking at fitting electric heated / folding viano mirrors, ive found some at £200 but like you, im no electronics wizard! also, ive asked this many times, ill try you lot!!! the rear seats, when you have two rows in the rear to spin them around so they face eachother, do you have to take the floor fitting rails out and spin them around as well?
     
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    Simple yes to that well over a grand with new and used parts.
     
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    No the seats will swap around no problems there.
    Mirrors, you will need door controllers, wiring harness, mirrors, switch pack and star coding.
    All easy enough, harness is cheap, door controllers over £100 each and the part numbers Must be right or they will not work.
    Mirrors just bolt on and wires just plug into the door controllers in the door.
    Switch just swaps.
    Well your there do the door handle FZ8 and LB9 lights in the door card.
     
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    i did try turning them around but they wouldnt fit, so do i just unclip the plastic cover and turn that around then? there soooooooo heavy!!!

    with the mirrors i guess i need to go to the breakers where the viano is to get all the parts.

    thnks for your help, nice to see somebody else who cant just leave things as standard!!!! have you got any pics of your van?
     
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    You will struggle to find decent Viano wing mirrors in a breakers as I know from my own efforts in searching for some, they are expensive from the dealers I think around £200 each!! You will find there are a few of us modding our Vans on the forum with various projects but you will see Zenman is the man who leads the pack regarding retro fits... But have a look round there are plenty of things people have done!! But be warned its addictive!!!
     

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