Installing seat heaters was a wild job. It took me about 20 hours to do all by my lonesome. Totally worth it though. I used the dial switches and they heat up fast and feel great.
A few things I learned:
I cut my hands pretty good a few times like everyone else and the good news is that my blood came right off the seat with just a bit of sparkely water.
Building a wiring harness takes a while especially if you add in a dash switch and tape it like it came out of the factory.
Don't turn on your car with the seats out. If you do the airbags will shut off. Search the forum for airbag warning light and a quick no dealer fix/system reset is posted by another forum member. I was kicking myself all weekend thinking I could have broke the airbags and might have to pay through the nose to get them fixed.
If you order the dial kit used by myself and others in this thread, order 3 weeks ahead of time. Sports imports say they ship in 24-48 hours but they don't. They took over a week to ship and another week in transit.
- SF Bay Area
- 2011 Leaf traded in at 46,000 miles, 3 years, lost 1 bar
- Upgraded to 2014 Rav4EV with Quickchargepower.com CHAdeMO port, 53,000 miles
- Tesla Model 3 reserved