Do the Volvo's come pre-wired for heated seats? 2001 S40

Discussion in 'Volvo S40' started by Ed, May 13, 2005.

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    Ed Guest

    I have a 2001 S40. I do not have power seats, but I do have wires going
    up into the padding of both the driver and front passenger seats.

    Do these cars come pre-wired from the factory for heated seats? If I
    bought the dash switches for the heated seats would the connectors
    already be in the dash for an easy connection?

    Ed, May 13, 2005
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    Marvin Guest

    Normally, a standard wiring harness isfactory-installed in all cars. It simplifies
    production. When I bought my 2000 S40, it didn't have fog lights, and I had them
    installed without paying for new wiring.
    Marvin, May 13, 2005
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    Rob Guenther Guest

    The wires could also be for the side airbags and/or power seat mechanism,
    maybe even an occupant weight sensor to detect which level of airbag
    deployment to use in a crash.
    Rob Guenther, May 13, 2005
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    James Sweet Guest

    Not so much the occupant weight, but the presense of an occupant, no point
    in firing the airbag if nobody's in the seat.
    James Sweet, May 14, 2005
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    Ed Guest

    Thanks for all your input. I do not have power seats, but it could be
    for the air bags. Didn't think of that. I will have to check a littile
    more into it.

    Ed, May 14, 2005
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    James Sweet Guest

    That and the seatbelt reminders. Even if the car is prewired, it won't have
    wires running right up into the seat, but rather unused pins or connectors
    where any seat related wiring plugs in under the carpet.
    James Sweet, May 14, 2005
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