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So, the only thing that is scaring me now are the hogtie clips. The are little metal rings that have been bent to suture the leather to anchor points on the chassis of the seat. They are really easy to take out.. easy like breaking a window... not that easy to put back together.. anyway, I'm in this deep, I'm not about to let those little rings deter me.
At this point, I'm thinking the repair will be as easy as going down to the BMW dealership close to my house and getting a new pad, popping it in and reassemble...
But, despite what other threads on the subject have said, the heating pad is not separate! It's actually sewn into the leather!! So, off to the stealership. New leather with heating pad sewn into it... $1,510.00. No thanks. It was like pulling teeth to get them to tell me about the pad I know they sell. It basically fits under the OEM non working pad and has a harness.
The downside could be that it takes longer to heat the seat because it has to old one to heat through.. but whatever, it'll work at least. I can wait another 3 mins to have warm buns.
So, I ordered a heating pad insert for $175 and bought new hogtie clips for $0.54 each. Problem is, it's not in stock.. It's on back order and may have to be ordered from back home in Germany. Such is life, I can wait.
Audi Allroad twin turbo (GIAC Tune 360 hp)
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Last edited by peritus; 30th October 2011 at 03:24 PM.