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Old 01-24-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Seat Heater for 2013

Has anyone found an aftermarket seat heater kit for the 2013?

The MOPAR kit only works on Wranglers up to 2012 and no MOPAR kit is available for the 2013 yet.

There's information here regarding Check Corp. Their kit has both seat and back for the driver, but only back for the passenger due to a sensor in the seat. I got the same information from them today as well.

I've got a system that I bought several years ago that I'm going to see if I can install it in these seats, but I also would like to know if there's another option.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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Do more checking here there is a lot written about it. I have a 2013 and bought the Mopar unit with special switches from Check corp. Check corp won't sell you one for passenger seat because of the air bag sensor. I have not installed yet because its been to cold to work in garage. Mopar is available at Steve White Motors. North carolina. $251.94 total shipped

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for the comments. I saw your post and ran into the same issue. However, Check Corp can't be the only show in town.

I called the local dealer and at first he said yes, there's a kit, then when we looked further, he found a comment that it won't work with the 13's. I think the reason is the seat upholstery changes between 12 and 13. The seat fabric is held down in different locations so the one large panel won't slide in like the MOPAR instructions show.

Here's the front part of the foam bun with the cloth pulled up. You can see the U-shaped recess for the upholstery tie down strip.
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Futher back there is a seam that runs along the center of the seat (along your tailbone). This seam is glued down directly to the foam.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #4
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when i bought mine it was for 2013 from the dealer I listed in earlier post. I will find out when it warms up and i try it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:15 PM   #5
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:24 PM   #6
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measured the pads the bottom cushion pad is 12" x 9 1/2" the back is 10" x 9 1/2" if that helps. probably put in next week
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:40 AM   #7
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Heated seats

WAS GOING TO START INSTALL OF HEATED SEATS TO 2013 JEEP WRANGLER TODAY. AFTER READING MORE ON FORUM CONTACTED STEVE WHITES MOTOR WHERE I PURCHASED HEATED SEATS. ASKED FOR CLARIFICATION ONCE AGAIN THAT THEY FIT 2013. REPLY WAS "NO" SO I HAVE STOPPED AND ARE RETURNING PART NUMBER 82212697 AS THEY DO NOT FIT 2013. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP WILL BE WAITING LIKE OTHER 2013 OWNERS FOR NEW KIT
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #8
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Bringing back an old thread.....but were any aftermarket seat heaters developed for '13-'14 seats? I have a '14 and winter is right around the corner.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:57 PM   #9
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Bump, I want to put a seat heater in driver's side of a 2013 JKU. Anyone done this?
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FWIW there are seat heaters for the '14s....but IDK if it is aftermarket...our'14 came from the factory with seat heaters.
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This is what Santa is bringing me....Amazon.com: Dorman 628-040 Universal Seat Heater Kit: Automotive

Already has the cutouts for the listings and I don't think covering the occupant sensor will be an issue....
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This is what Santa is bringing me....Amazon.com: Dorman 628-040 Universal Seat Heater Kit: Automotive

Already has the cutouts for the listings and I don't think covering the occupant sensor will be an issue....
Good call, I just ordered one. I'll post any hints as I install it. If you get yours first - feel free to share any knowledge.

My '14 JKUR DD has heated seats. Some other family members are envious, so I need a plan.
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Bump, I want to put a seat heater in driver's side of a 2013 JKU. Anyone done this?
i put two sets in one in my 2010 and one in my mothers 07 .buy the check corp kit .its worth it.nice harness and the get hot
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:55 PM   #15
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Does anybody worry about these if they get wet? I have seat covers and was thinking of just slipping them between the seat and the cover but its a jeep so its going to get wet and I'd prefer not to start an electrical fire.
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Does anybody worry about these if they get wet? I have seat covers and was thinking of just slipping them between the seat and the cover but its a jeep so its going to get wet and I'd prefer not to start an electrical fire.
FWIW...I installed Corbeau set heaters in my TJ 2 or 3 years ago(winter 2010-2011)...and I put them between my seats and the seat covers...and they worked great..than late last fall the driver's side switch stopped working/ stopped lighting up, so IMO think it is just the switch....and late last spring the Passenger side did the same thing.

When I installed these I had one vehicle the TJ, and I averaged almost 300 miles a week...of which probably 230 were highway..things have changed a lot now, and the TJ if I am lucky only gets about 100 miles per week unless I go Wheeling. So the last time I had the seat covers off I pulled the heater pads out and most of the wiring...when life gets back to normal, but not so busy that I can take the time to work on the TJ maybe I will trouble shoot the switch and wiring......hope this helps? Good Luck!!!
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:47 PM   #17
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My brother got a set from ebay and installed them in his rear seats for the kids.... he put the swithes behind the center console.... looks almost stock and work great.... I'm contemplating doing the same in my 10A....
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This is what Santa is bringing me....Amazon.com: Dorman 628-040 Universal Seat Heater Kit: Automotive Already has the cutouts for the listings and I don't think covering the occupant sensor will be an issue....
I installed these too. Cheapest and very easy as long at you take the seats out to install. Wired mine to eject buttons.


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I installed these too. Cheapest and very easy as long at you take the seats out to install. Wired mine to eject buttons.


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1) did you install the heated seats in a 2013? And do you think it will be more difficult with the freedom edition leather seats?

2) where did you get these switches they are friggin awesome!
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I'll admit failure.

I ordered the Dorman seat heater ($70 per seat on Amazon). I bench tested it (6.5 amps on high, about 2.0 amps on low) then I pulled the seat out of a '13 JKU sport. (easy with an impact gun, gotta use a Torx for the seat belt).

Put the seat on a workbench and started to pull the cover. Unlike earlier models, this seat is fitted with 3 rods down the length of the seat and the approx. 10" square element wont fit without getting it's center crunched.

So after 10 minutes I decided to put the seat back in and watch Sportscenter. I'll probably put this in my '10 (looks doable).

Someone probably makes an aftermarket element for this seat, I just haven't seen it.
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I installed a WarmSeats seat heater into a '13 Sport S with cloth seats. I've had it switched on 98% of the time since then - not since Susan Donatio in the seventh grade have my balls been so happy.
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I had the installer who did Katzkins put in W.E.T. Seat heaters in my last jeep. There were back and bottom for both seats. I watched them install them and it wasn't too bad of an install. They were the carbon fiber kind, and they wired them into the fuse block in the factory seat heater spot.

I never had an issue with the OCS system in my last Wrangler.
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i installed a warmseats seat heater into a '13 sport s with cloth seats. I've had it switched on 98% of the time since then - not since susan donatio in the seventh grade have my balls been so happy.
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I installed a WarmSeats seat heater into a '13 Sport S with cloth seats. I've had it switched on 98% of the time since then - not since Susan Donatio in the seventh grade have my balls been so happy.
Both driver and passenger seats?
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Both driver and passenger seats?
Just did the driver's seat to start, was waiting to see how that went before I did the passenger's seat, too - I'm definitely going to do the passenger's seat now. Driver's seat took about 3 hours.
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Just did the driver's seat to start, was waiting to see how that went before I did the passenger's seat, too - I'm definitely going to do the passenger's seat now. Driver's seat took about 3 hours.
Let us know how it goes on the passenger seat....with the airbag sensor and all. Pictures of the install and sensor would be greatly appreciated.
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Any update on this? I really wish someone would come out with something for the passengers seat.....

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