Date registered: Jun 2012
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Adding rear seat controls for various components
I'm the kind of guy who likes to retrofit anything and everything into my car, whether or not it was available from the factory. One thing I've wanted to do is add controls for the rear passengers for things like the sunshade, central locking, front seat control from rear, etc.
I read another thread from about a year ago that mentions adding the switch in the rear door that would allow the rear passenger to move the front seat back and forth, for more legroom. Most people said that it would probably be as simple as splicing the wiring from the original switch (i.e., the front seat control), adding more wiring going to the rear door, and then connecting it to the seat control buttons with a donor plug.
Would this concept extend to most/all of the switches in the center console? So let's say I want another, 2nd button to control the sunshade. Would it be as simple as splicing the wire at/just before the button, then extend the wire to wherever I want the 2nd button, add a plug to the end of this wire, and then plug this into a second switch?
Seems pretty simple, and as long as both buttons aren't being used at the same time, it should work out, right? Or am I completely off base with this idea?