Fitting Recaro wingbacks, yellow connector issue

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Fitting Recaro wingbacks, yellow connector issue

Post by SteveG » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:25 am

Need some help please guys.

I bought a pair of b7 RS4/ R8 Recaro wingbacks to put in the R8. When I checked the connectors, the yellow connector is a different shape and with one less wire than the yellow one on my original seat ! :( (which was plugged into the car fine). The one on the Recaro is more curved shape, wheras the other is more rectangular in shape. I understand that this yellow connector is for the side airbag. I need to have the plug on the new seat modified to fit the car and retain as much functionality as possible. Can someone help, is there a fix for this please??



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Re: Fitting Recaro wingbacks, yellow connector issue

Post by HYFR » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:53 pm

There are no airbag's
You need a resistor.

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Re: Fitting Recaro wingbacks, yellow connector issue

Post by SteveG » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:17 pm

Thanks DK

So is the yellow plug on the Recaro is a resistor ? If so then cutting the yellow plug off the Recaro and attaching one which is the same as on the original seat ( the correct one that will fit the car ) should then work to stop any warning lights on the dash coming on ?

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Re: Fitting Recaro wingbacks, yellow connector issue

Post by nij » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:34 pm

The plugs from the original seats won't work. You can get the yellow plugs with resistors from the German eBay. Try this seller, they might have the correct plugs.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390653909361? ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Fitting Recaro wingbacks, yellow connector issue

Post by SteveG » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:04 pm

Thanks nij,

All sorted now, and seats are in.
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Re: Fitting Recaro wingbacks, yellow connector issue

Post by HYFR » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:12 pm

what did u do ?

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Re: Fitting Recaro wingbacks, yellow connector issue

Post by SteveG » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:32 am

The fix was to buy the correct yellow airbag plugs and some terminal wire from Audi. Connected the correct resistor to counter the airbag warning in a loop and plugged into the car on each side.

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Re: Fitting Recaro wingbacks, yellow connector issue

Post by maars » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:59 pm

Let's see some photos of them fitted!
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Re: Fitting Recaro wingbacks, yellow connector issue

Post by SteveG » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:45 pm

Sold it and them a few months back.
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