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manu97

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Chicago
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
the weight requirement is not as strict as you're thinking. I've set a light-ish laptop on the seat and it will set off the occupancy sensor (you know this by the seat belt reminder). it doesn't know how much you weigh, just if there's enough pressure to trigger the sensor. which is not much.
Well shit, if that's all it is, then I've set it off too with my phone just sitting there.
 

EpicTech

Autocross Champion
Location
Houston
Car(s)
MK7 GTI 6sp w/PP
Yeah the corbeau mounts are silly and flat, I’ve seen how low the seats are on them.

I used these (planted knockoffs) but they are no longer available.

Even with these/planted ones the seats sat to low and at a bad angle to me, so I added a 1/2 spacer at the backs and 2 (1”) at the
fronts to mimic the stock angle of the seat bottoms cause when it was flat I didn’t like the sliding forward feeling at all.

You can see here when compared to the center console and even the stock passenger seat I used for the original reference how the heights of mine are much higher than most aftermarket applications.

I’m only 5’8” also so I didn’t need any special headroom

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Thanks that helped a lot !
 

Levani

New member
Location
unknown
Car(s)
Golf 7
simplest/safest thing would be to put an occupancy sensor in... especially if you plan on having passengers riding in the car.
thanks for everyone's reply, one person told me that The Phirm in the UK, I got rid of the dash bug with VCDS, the problem is that I'm pretty far away from them...so there has to be some way to do it. with vcds and that way you don't remove the sensor from the OEM seats... is the occupancy sensor a blue connector? and how should i remove that? it seems to have a board connected to the connector
 

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thanks for everyone's reply, one person told me that The Phirm in the UK, I got rid of the dash bug with VCDS, the problem is that I'm pretty far away from them...so there has to be some way to do it. with vcds and that way you don't remove the sensor from the OEM seats... is the occupancy sensor a blue connector? and how should i remove that? it seems to have a board connected to the connector
Just buy another sensor, the ROW version you have pictured is pretty cheap. Reuse your harness. But it’s actually pretty easy to get out. Yes the blue plug.
 

LVE2DRV

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
NYC
Curious has anyone tried fitting any recaro seats from other European cars into US based models. I know in Europe various models came with recaro CS and are way cheaper to buy than nee CS.
Been toying with idea of going that route
 

scrllock

Autocross Champion
Location
MI
Fitting these into my 2019 R. Per this thread and confirmed with my dealer, these are the correct seat harness P/Ns..
5GM 971 392 AJ - passenger
5GM 971 391 AE - driver


5GM963555H - passenger
5GM963555D - driver

Just going off of the occupancy sensor, AJ -> H and AE -> D are keyed correctly. Am I correct in assuming the driver side heater back plugs into the female 2-pin on the heater base wiring?
Seems like both sides have an extra 2-pin female, does that sound right?
 

scrllock

Autocross Champion
Location
MI
your cage is that the weichers sport cage? how was the fitment?
Do you have issues running in AutoX or track events with that cage?
it won't pass tech most places here, since it uses the seat holes and not backing plates. shame since you don't have to drill holes in the chassis.
 
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