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    Couple of mod questions

    A sad day today as I found out that I have not the required black and green connectors for heated seats under the trim panel.
    Is it possible to "DIY wiring" or is the loom for both front seats available from the dealer ?


    The other mod I would like to install is the TC-switch mod.

    I've read a lot of threads about this mod but I am still wondering if I can do this mod on my 2.0 16v Dti (2000).
    I do not have a TC light on the dash... Does this mean my car is not suitable for this modification ???

    Any advise is appreciated

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    does it have traction control??
    if not, then a switch wont help!
    and dont know about the looms sorry, you could ask a dealer, but if the looms not there then I doubt the relay and all will be there either
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    It would certainly be possible. Would need a decent knowledge of electronics and wiring diagrams. Would just be a case of take the source voltages from the apprioate place in the fuse box, running them to the switches then to the seats pads. You would need to know what each wire did etc but certainly possible. Would need the plugs etc from one that did have them from the scrappys.

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    @clemo_sxi

    That's my point... I know the 2.0 DTi has ABS but I am not sure about TC.
    What I am sure about is that there is no warninglight in the dash for TC. But if this is an indication whether it is available or not... I don't know

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    the TC mod just makes it switchable - if u already have TC u will know as it'll kick in when supposed to. If u dont have TC then this mod will be a waste of time - basically u can only do the TC mod to vehicles that have TC factory fitted...and therefore switch it on and off at your leisure and not just permanantly ON like the manufacturer intended.
    Maybe go out on the road when its quite (and safe to do so) and do a self test to see if the TC kicks in...if it dont then Id guess it isnt fitted...

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    I have a TC button, but TC never kicks in which I find is quite weird
    Drives : Astra Mk4 1.8i 16v Sport
    Wanted : Coupe front Bumper (Cash Waiting!!)
    Wanted : Standard 1.8 airbox, will swap for K&N!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeydabear
    I have a TC button, but TC never kicks in which I find is quite weird
    ok youve got the button....but is it actually wired to anything!

    well u never know!!!

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    @GeordieBandit

    I've take my baby to an offroad area. It kept the wheels spinning and no TC kicked in so I guess there is nothing to mod.

    Thanks for your help guys !

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