Questions about installation, registration and consoles
Q: How much does a seat installation cost?
A: Cost for seat installation depends on the RECARO dealer, as well as the car/seat model. They also depend on regional and customary hourly rate. For further information please contact your [RECARO dealer].
Q: How long does the seat installation take?
A: Installation time depends on type of car and seat. It can take between 1 and 3 hours, in some cases up to 4 hours.
Q: Who can do the installation?
A: Installation of the seat can be done be an authorized [RECARO dealer]. Please contact an authorized [RECARO dealer] in your country. An authorized [RECARO dealer] in your country you can find on the RECARO Website under [Service/Dealersearch].
Q: What kind of equipment is needed to install a RECARO seat?
A: To install a RECARO seat a specific installation-kit (console) is needed. The relevant [baseframe] can be found in our [baseframe-list] on our website under [service/downloads/brochures/baseframes] or the [Car-Finder].
Q: Where can I get a seat installation manual?
A: You can also get the manual at an authorized [RECARO dealer] in your country or under [email@example.com]. An authorized [RECARO dealer] in your country you can find on the RECARO Website under [Service/Dealersearch].
Q: How is a RECARO seat being fixed?
A: A RECARO seat is being fixed by a RECARO console.
Q: How do I connect a RECARO seat with electrical functions?
A: Electrical connection is done via ignition current (terminal 15). For safety reasons it should be done by a RECARO dealer.
Q: Does the seat height change when installing a RECARO seat compared to the original seat?
A: Seat hight may change depending on type of car and seat. On some seat types, height is electrically adjustable. Your authorized [RECARO dealer] will be able to advise you.
Q: Is a "TUV" approval necessary when installing RECARO seat?
A: Installation of a RECARO seat does always have to be confirmed by a TÜV-member, acc. to German StVZO, § 19. This has to be confirmed by a separat document, which has to be carried in the car like the ABE. TÜV-registration is mendatory in case of imperative changes (i.e. modifications for disabled persons).
Q: Where can I find an ABE for RECARO seat type XY?
A: All latest versions of ABE´s for RECARO seats can be found on the RECARO Website under [Service/Download/ABE]
Q: Does RECARO have a console for the car XY?
A: Car specific and seat specific RECARO baseframes are listed on the RECARO Website under [Service/Download/baseframes].
Q: Can the seat heating element be adjusted to different temperatures?
A: RECARO seats incl. Clima-package are equipped with a single-level heater, which does automatically turn on or off to ensure the optimal comfortable temperature. RECARO Sideairbag seats are equipped with a multi-level heater (originally).
Q: Is it possible to operate the seat adjustment via the original car switch?
A: In some cases it is possible, but it depends on the car. Please contact your autorized [RECARO dealer].
Q: Wherer can I find a user manual for RECARO seat type XY?
A: User manuals for all popular RECARO seats can be found on the RECARO Website under [service/downloads/manuals].
Q: Is it possible to install a RECARO console into another car?
A: No. That´s not possible because a RECARO console is produced especially for one car-model.
Q: It is possible to replace my OEM seat incl. SAB with a RECARO seat without SAB?
A: It depends on the car. If it´s possible a Side airbag-resistor wire is necessary. Resistor wires can be found in our list of consoles, which you can find on the RECARO Website under [service/downloads/brochures/baseframes].
Q: It is possible to make technical changes on a RECARO seats?
A: Technical changes are neighter possible nor allowed. In case of technical changes the ABE is no longer valid. RECARO is not reliable for any kind of changes on a RECARO seat. For safety reasons this is also not recommended at all.
Q: Does RECARO offer consoles which can be turned by about 90 ° so that an outside is possible?
A: No. RECARO does not offer turnable consoles, due to less demand.