Anybody know what this is? UPDATED

(Update at bottom, original post first)

I was doing something in my Golf, sitting in the passenger seat, when I slid the seat and this snapped off of something under the seat. My first thought was it’s something related to the passenger airbag, probably the weight sensor. Here’s a pic of the back:

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Clearly it snapped off of something, but I’m not sure what and didn’t see anything left over.

Also @Kinja, can you fix the way photo cropping is handled? Whenever I upload a picture in portrait and try to crop a landscape out of the pic, the picture reorients itself to landscape and the crop is of a totally different part of the pic. I had to zoom the pic on my computer and use snipping tool to get these pics to work.

Update, as of 21 December 2018

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I pulled the passenger seat out, and the other half of the relay was attached to this harness with part number 1HO 382, which seems to be (per my brief googling) a part of the wiring for heated seats, as many had suggested. That’s a relief. Wait, I had heated seats?

Just for kicks, here’s some more pictures. Here’s the underside of the seat:

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Further poking around online, it looks like these seats were from either a GTI or a Jetta GLX. They’re super nice and quite comfortable, moreso than most seats in new cars that I’ve been in.

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And here’s the view from the backseat with no front passenger seat installed. I’m convinced that if you go on a solo roadtrip, this is the way to do it. You’ll have more room for cargo and can plop a big cooler right next to you for snacks. Also note that there are a bunch of dangling wires. Don’t question them.

I also found that the area under the seat was actually pretty clean. I don’t know when the previous owner swapped the whole interior, but they did a good job cleaning the carpets before putting in the GTI seats. The only thing I found was this little guy:

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Which is likely a part of a since destroyed seat glide, explaining why the passenger seat shimmies a little bit. Finally, I put the seat back in and secured the dangly wires. Now there’s nothing passengers can complain about when riding with me.

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Another Kinja complaint- every picture uploaded between 2 and 5 times in the writing of this post. I also still can’t upload a picture in portrait and have it stay in portrait.

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