So, I want to upgrade my standard seats (Leon Cupra MK3, same platform as Golf 7). Being a newbie, I thought I go online, I select a seat model I like, I fill in the car model and just put it in my car with the 4 bolts on the floor. Unfortunately, it seems way more complicated, after I searched around a bit:
- my seats have airbags, only after-market seats I found with them are Recaro Sportster CS
- passenger seat has an occupancy sensor, which seems car specific
- my seats also have heating, 3 levels if it matters
- the seat rails also have an additional sensor, measuring the distance the seats are pushed back, to regulate the force the airbags open, in case of impact.
Now, I searched back and forth, the only option I seem to have, is to buy the Recaro Sportster CS-es, then find out the part numbers for passenger occupancy sensor, heating pads, etc, buy them, dismantle the brand new seat upholstery and try to fit them all on. Then try to build some kind of adapter, so I can fit the seats to my current rails.
My question: is this the usual way of going about upgrading seats? Or am I missing something fundamental? Any advice would be appreciated...