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Hertsdriver
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Heated seats question.. Reply with quote

Hi all, first post so please be gentle...

Am in potentially the market for a 996, will be my first porsche Embarassed

Have changed jobs and now commute on the train/brompton every day, so the boring diesel Seat I bought is just sitting on the driveway losing money. I need 4 seats as I have kids of 4 and 8, but this is a second car so we have my wifes gold for more practical purposes... I cant think of another car that suits the spec I need for sub £15k:
4 seats
Fast and fun to drive
Non-depeciating....

Have an 89 Delta Integrale that is 'resting' and have always driven hot hatches up to now so appreciate this is a massive step up in terms of car 'type'.

Anyways, first stupid question, are all 996 leather seats heated or was that an option only? any tell tale signs when im trawling the ads (option code? give away switches on the dash?)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leather seats are standard across all 996s. Heated seats were an option and not a particularly common one on coupes. Switches are an easy spot. They're on the centre console.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! Can I ask where is the switch?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hertsdriver wrote:
Thank you! Can I ask where is the switch?


2 switches (l&r) on the dash - low down, below any radio/ac unit, in front of the gear lever.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If fitted, the heated seats switches are left and right at the base of the centre console, in the 'batwing' behind the gearshift.

I would also suggest that Litronics (bi-xenons) are worth looking out for too. Tell-tale in pics is the chrome headlight washers, on the 'gen 2' 996s.

Good hunting...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heated seats needn't be an absolute deal breaker if you find a car in the otherwise correct spec and have some limited confidence with the spanners i.e. there are a few DIY retrofit articles online for standard seats (or you can later bolt in a set and fit the switches - the loom connections will be inplace as standard underneath the seats at least)

Advice still remains the same as any other car - buy for engine/performance size and overall mechanical condition... then for options (996s are "grown up lego" to some degree and certain options can be retrofitted later)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff, thank you all!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd also be opting for hardback seats if you can too. Far more supportive.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Heated seats question.. Reply with quote

Hertsdriver wrote:
Have an 89 Delta Integrale...


Oh no you don't, you can't say that and not post up Camera

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Welcome to the forum.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree need to hear more about the Integrale...

Heated switches are just in front of the base of gear stick.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ermm are we allowed to say Boot ? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if we put "Das" in front of it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might sell both my hard-backed, heated seats next year.

The backs are painted Arctic Silver, so a limited market - albeit I think that that was the most popular colour for these cars, so less limited than some.
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