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Old 11-13-2019, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Pre-heated Seats

I would like to get new heated bucket seats. I see lots of talk here about installing heat pads in seats but that sounds like a nightmare. The wiring doesn't sound so bad.

Are there any seats available with the heating built in?



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Old 11-13-2019, 06:05 PM   #2
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probably the upper end pathfinder seats. they had the factory switches in the arm rest. however, i dont know how they are wired or controlled really. but its just resistive heat so its just current flowing through metal causing resistance and thus heat.



the only drawback is they are at their NEWEST 24yrs old. never know if the element is going to work. i personally install seat heaters on all my DD cars that see winter time. might even do it on my convertable for the colder mornings i drive with the top down.
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:31 AM   #3
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I know nothing of their quality but I am pretty sure that some aftermarket seat covers with embedded heaters are available. I tried to do a quick search but didn't find any so maybe I imagined it...
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:36 AM   #4
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My folks use heated seat pads and put them under the seat covers on the super duty. Plugs into the cigarette lighter. They are happy with them and it keeps your butt warm. Might be a viable option.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:28 AM   #5
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Dorman 628-040 is a complete kit to install heated seat panels into your existing seats. It's on my "future goodies" list for Hector.
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:20 AM   #6
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Dorman 628-040 is a complete kit to install heated seat panels into your existing seats. It's on my "future goodies" list for Hector.
I went and looked at the Dorman kit. Comes with all the hardware and the instructions. Has the dash switch to boot. Looks solid.
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the dormans are the same as all the ebay kits. they all come with switches and some pig tails. the thing you tend to need is a relay to keep from accidentally leaving the heater on when you leave
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the dormans are the same as all the ebay kits. they all come with switches and some pig tails. the thing you tend to need is a relay to keep from accidentally leaving the heater on when you leave
You can also put an indicator light in the power lead somewhere. Like your AC light.
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Old 11-19-2019, 02:02 AM   #9
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I too would really be interested in heated seats from another rig too. mine are terrible shot garbage.
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