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      09-30-2020, 02:41 AM   #1

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Retrofitting alcantara m-sport seats in F20 LCI?

I have been dreading the base seats in my F20 LCI for a while now, and have wanted to replace them with their alcantara counterparts. My current seats have heating right now, but no memory or anything. I don't need the memory function in the new seats, as I am the only user of the car.

Are the alcantara seats plug and play if I get them without the memory function? What about the expanding side support they have?

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      09-30-2020, 01:05 PM   #2
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There's a similar thread here: Pepppie did not make a full DYI-guide (with pictures) promised though (and changed the car and the username instead ). If you believe he keeps his word that should mean a failure.

LCI/non-LCI doesn't seem to matter: (Nor does alcantara, I believe. )
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      10-31-2020, 04:30 PM   #3
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Hello! I recently did this retrofit on my F20 Lci. I had the normal black leather seats with heating and I installed the M Alcantara interior with heating and with inflatable sides. I changed the modules for the seat belts and airbags so I don't get any errors. Basically I kept the original modules from my interior and I installed them on the new one. Everything was plug and play except from the inflatable sides on the Alcantara seats. I had no power on my seat module for them so I cut the cable and got a 12v (or 5v, can't remember exactly) bypass from another cable that was on my module and it worked fine. Installed them 6 months ago with no issues, errors or coding.
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