Hi all, I was recently at my local pick'n'pull and came across some really nice seats out of a 2002 300m and couldn't resist, was wondering how hard would it be to put them in my 98 'trep? What all would i have to grab to make it work? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Only way you'll get Premium functions is to swap the BCM out to a later year. Either 1999 or 2000. Problem with that is you have a Base ES without SKIM and all the Premium BCMs from 1999-2000 will be SKIM equipped. If you swap to a 1999-2000 Premium BCM it'll tell you're PCM it's SKIM equipped and lock it out. No Start.SKIM is a Security feature.
So essentially there isn't any quick and cheap way to get all the 300m Seat functions in a 1998 car.
Like I said...you can get the power seat move functions no problem. Everything else is a no go.
my car (black key) runs the heated seats without skim no problem, I don't think all full function BCMs are skim equipped. You definitely need ot upgrade from 1998, but I don't think you have to deal with SKIM if you can find a 99+without skim.