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Seat Swap on 2010-2012 Model Dodge Ram 6.7 and Heated Steering Wheel
I've been attempting to get clarity as to what is involved in with swapping out a SLT 2012 2500 front bench seat for captain chairs and center console. There are a number of threads related to this topic across a number of years but it seems to be bits and pieces of information.
As far as I can tell the swap is tackled in a couple different ways:
Have WIC open up to see the build list and add the options that your rig did not come with and purchase the necessary sub harnesses to connect to the new seats (my only question here is should I source a sub harness for a fully optioned truck for 2010-2017 or would is it best to source only a certain number of years for a 2012 model? This route I believe also would require the BCU to be reflashed so you can have the features added to your vehicle.
Another option I've been told is where you will take your existing wiring out of the seat you are looking to swap and replace the wiring one the replacement seats, only issue I can possibly see with this route is if you didn't have some options such as ventilation and heat and wished to add those your not able to.
I've also heard some people have simply cut off the plug from the existing harness on their current seat and then remove the plug on replacement seats and plug and go, however I'm not sure this wouldn't create limits with adding all the features that could possibly be available.
Regardless, in the end when adding features not currently stock on your truck flashing the BCU would be required.
Any feedback with specific years of swapping seats and changing sub harnesses would be interesting to know if anyone feels like sharing.