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Re: DIY seat heaters

Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:19 pm

Nice job :)
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Re: DIY seat heaters

Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:36 pm

Electric4Me wrote:I finally took the plunge and installed 4 seat heaters in my Leaf this weekend. Total cost: $138
Good job, Bill!
Electric4Me wrote:In the absence of a complete step by step write up for you (I'll try to get to this in the next week or two...), I offer a photo "journey" through the process. [...]
All of the photos are here, [...]
You've done plenty, posting the pics. I would suggest the next person to add heated seats following those pics, to make appropriate notes in the "comment" area of each pic, such as "Remove this doohickey with a thingummyblob" and "Watch out for the sharp edges".

Your assignment should now simply be: "Don't remove the Picasa pics!"
Electric4Me wrote:Sorry that there are a lot of blurry pics! It's hard to hold stuff and take pics with one hand some times...
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Re: DIY seat heaters

Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:33 am

Sorry, must have missed the link for the pics, after seeing all of the pics, it seems like a perfect thin to do when/if I get the leather kit!
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Re: DIY seat heaters

Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:23 am

aqn wrote:
Electric4Me wrote:I finally took the plunge and installed 4 seat heaters in my Leaf this weekend. Total cost: $138
Good job, Bill!
Electric4Me wrote:In the absence of a complete step by step write up for you (I'll try to get to this in the next week or two...), I offer a photo "journey" through the process. [...]
All of the photos are here, [...]
You've done plenty, posting the pics. I would suggest the next person to add heated seats following those pics, to make appropriate notes in the "comment" area of each pic, such as "Remove this doohickey with a thingummyblob" and "Watch out for the sharp edges".

Your assignment should now simply be: "Don't remove the Picasa pics!"
Next week we're making a family road trip to Portland (10 hours) so I'll have some time to type while my wife is driving. I'll try to write down what I remember.
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Re: DIY seat heaters

Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:28 pm

Electric4Me wrote:
drees wrote:Someone has got to look up the OEM part # for the heater switches - they can't be that expensive and with them it will look OEM!
I had been waiting for the cold weather package to come out so that I could order those switches, but when I found out how the rear switches were integrated (see here) I decided I didn't it wasn't worth that level of effort. I can always change to the OEM front switches at any point (if they're High/Low/Off switches).
Yep, I found them online for about $20/each, but couldn't find a site that had them and a part number. Your local dealer should be able to find them using a 2012 LEAF parts catalog (search for "heat switch") - hopefully they don't charge too much more for them.

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Re: DIY seat heaters

Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:58 pm

drees wrote:
Electric4Me wrote:
drees wrote:Someone has got to look up the OEM part # for the heater switches - they can't be that expensive and with them it will look OEM!
I had been waiting for the cold weather package to come out so that I could order those switches, but when I found out how the rear switches were integrated (see here) I decided I didn't it wasn't worth that level of effort. I can always change to the OEM front switches at any point (if they're High/Low/Off switches).
Yep, I found them online for about $20/each, but couldn't find a site that had them and a part number. Your local dealer should be able to find them using a 2012 LEAF parts catalog (search for "heat switch") - hopefully they don't charge too much more for them.
FYI: I found them from an Altima. They are the same part. I got them used with the wiring harness for $20.

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Re: DIY seat heaters

Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:01 pm

Ingineer wrote:
drees wrote: Yep, I found them online for about $20/each, but couldn't find a site that had them and a part number. Your local dealer should be able to find them using a 2012 LEAF parts catalog (search for "heat switch") - hopefully they don't charge too much more for them.
FYI: I found them from an Altima. They are the same part. I got them used with the wiring harness for $20.

-Phil
That's great Phil! What year(s) of Altima?

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Re: DIY seat heaters

Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:21 pm

Electric4Me wrote:
Ingineer wrote:FYI: I found them from an Altima. They are the same part. I got them used with the wiring harness for $20.

-Phil
That's great Phil! What year(s) of Altima?

Bill
No clue. Just saw them and it looked identical, so I ordered them. They fit/look perfectly, and can be easily wired into any of the kits that use 2 pads for hi/low, no relays needed. The switches are different for driver/passenger. I can't see any part numbers molded into the plastic, but there is a number heat-stamped into each: 4316B for driver, and 4322B for passenger.

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Re: DIY seat heaters

Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:28 pm

Here's what they look like:

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They have indicators when on, and also illuminate at night with the dash lighting.

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Re: DIY seat heaters

Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:35 pm

Ingineer wrote:
Electric4Me wrote:
Ingineer wrote:FYI: I found them from an Altima. They are the same part. I got them used with the wiring harness for $20.

-Phil
That's great Phil! What year(s) of Altima?

Bill
No clue. Just saw them and it looked identical, so I ordered them.

-Phil
I see. I'll let someone else do the research legwork then. I'm satisfied with my current switches for now. :D

Though the dash lighting would be nice. How were they wired in?

I'm guessing that you're installing (installed?) only the fronts?

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