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Re: DIY seat heaters

Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:36 pm

Elbows wrote:I got the factory switches from here for $16 each + shipping:

http://www.factorynissanparts.com/partl ... atalogid=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Great site. They seem to have virtually all the components imaginable. About the only thing that's missing are battery modules.

1. Battery charger: $1,364.24
2. Battery heater elements: $147.68
3. Startup sound: $40.44
4. EGI wiring harness w/quick charge: $618.89
5. Front compartment wiring harness w/quick charge: $1,212.00
6. Quick charge port: $714.25
7. Heated steering wheel: $914.71
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Re: DIY seat heaters

Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:32 pm

motor : $2054 - http://www.factorynissanparts.com/partl ... atalogid=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Inverter : $3870 - http://www.factorynissanparts.com/partl ... atalogid=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Pretty good price for an 80kW AC system.
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Re: DIY seat heaters

Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:55 pm

surfingslovak wrote: 7. Heated steering wheel: $914.71

Ok, that's not going to happen. So, what the DIY plan for a heated steering wheel? Wrapping something around the existing wheel seems like a big, fat mess. And plus I'd prefer the factory electrical connections through the rotating parts.

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Re: DIY seat heaters

Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:57 pm

surfingslovak wrote: 2. Battery heater elements: $147.68
It takes 6 of these bad boys, plus the controller to turn them on at -20C, and off at -10C.

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Re: DIY seat heaters

Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:01 pm

Did either of you guys post the actual name brand of the seat heaters?
This is really a great thread. I might need to take a day off of work to do the job :lol:
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Re: DIY seat heaters

Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:44 pm

gascant wrote:Did either of you guys post the actual name brand of the seat heaters?
This is really a great thread. I might need to take a day off of work to do the job :lol:
The ones I got are the brand name "eBay special". :lol:
I posted the link in the first post.
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Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:11 pm

Yes, mine were ebay as well. They seem to be all from the same Chinese manufacturer, some sort of carbon impregnated fabric. Looks reasonably well made, and gets warm quick on high.

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Re: DIY seat heaters

Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:51 pm

Electric4Me wrote:
gascant wrote:Did either of you guys post the actual name brand of the seat heaters?
This is really a great thread. I might need to take a day off of work to do the job :lol:
The ones I got are the brand name "eBay special". :lol:
I posted the link in the first post.
ROFL !! OK, so does that kit include the backs?
I definitely want to do the buns and the back. Up and down 880 is getting to be a chilling experience. Oh wait, I don't want the anti-EV enthusiasts to see this. I just need the seat heaters for my guests from LA ;) Yeah, that's the ticket.
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Re: DIY seat heaters

Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:08 am

The eBay special looks a lot like the Besond seat heaters from Jilin Debang, an OEM supplier to VW and others. I wonder if this set would work too, it comes with some kind of "Nissan switch":

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Re: DIY seat heaters

Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:08 am

gascant wrote:
Electric4Me wrote:
gascant wrote:Did either of you guys post the actual name brand of the seat heaters?
This is really a great thread. I might need to take a day off of work to do the job :lol:
The ones I got are the brand name "eBay special". :lol:
I posted the link in the first post.
ROFL !! OK, so does that kit include the backs?
I definitely want to do the buns and the back. Up and down 880 is getting to be a chilling experience. Oh wait, I don't want the anti-EV enthusiasts to see this. I just need the seat heaters for my guests from LA ;) Yeah, that's the ticket.
I used my new heaters for the first time during the commute this morning (my wife has had the Leaf all week...). Even though I had the heater running in full auto mode, the warm buns were nice! :D It's amazing how much more heat you feel with cloth seats than with leather (at least comparing to my wife's Acura seats)! By the same token, I didn't feel much heat on my back, until I thought to lift the back of my sweatshirt up...then I realized it was insulating me from that heat as well as the cold... :)

Yes, the kits all seem to come with identical pairs of heating pads. As Phil mentioned, they use parallel vs. series wiring through the pair to adjust heat output.
surfingslovak wrote:The eBay special looks a lot like the Besond seat heaters from Jiling Debang, an OEM supplier to VW and others. I wonder if this set would work too, it comes with some kind of "Nissan switch":

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That kit is similar, but not identical to the one I got. Be sure to get one that can be cut to any length for the greatest flexibility on the install. Mine came in 2 days from placing the order.
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