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    Posted: April/15/15 at 8:38am
Just purchased a pair of leather sports seats from a clubman. According to NAM forums with one slight mod to the seat belt mount and swapping wiring connectors it's a fairly straightforward installation.  Anyone here attempted this upgrade before?
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Here's the thread I'm going to use as reference this weekend for my install.
http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/interior-exterior/258753-r56-seats-into-my-04-r53-installed-and-pics.html
I just need to figure out how to make the heated seats work.  I've seen mention that the two systems aren't compatible?
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Installed the driver's seat last night, following the above thread.  The new seat is a little wider and does press up against the console carpeting.  I'm going to see if I can adjust the mounting to give a little more space as there seemed to be a tiny bit of wiggle room with the bolts.  I avoided cutting any wires so the original seats still have useable airbags if I decide to sell those or swap the seats back in.  I still have to deal with the heated seats, but I have a couple of ideas how I can do that.  Considering the season, I'm not making that a priority right now.  
I'll install the passenger seat tonight or tomorrow and try to remember to take some pictures this time and upload them.
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