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Old 12-31-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Heated Rear Seat in a JK Unlimited

Has anyone done a writeup on installing heated rear seats in an unlimited...I searched with no luck.

I love to do even just the back or the seat portion....my 9 year old daughter would be thrilled.

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Old 12-31-2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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If I had an unlimited I'd think about doing it. It is pretty easy. I've looked into adding it to my front seats and just haven't found the time to do it. You can run the wires under the plastic around the door and then just put the carbon fiber pads under the seats and wire a switch to the back of the center console. Kits on eBay aren't too expensive and seem good

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It has been done before, and I'm glad you mentioned it. I've been looking for an old thread about this, but I cannot find it. I believe there is a Mopar kit available, but I'm still looking.
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Wow....I would be ecstatic if there was a factory kit.

Keep me posted on what you find!

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Old 01-01-2014, 05:59 PM   #5
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talk to Troy from star fabricating. he has a great rear seat heating kit that comes with instructions. his leather kits are ridiculously nice too!
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Thanks, I dropped him an email...we will see what comes of it


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Old 01-01-2014, 09:18 PM   #7
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i installed heated seats in my Wrangler…. Installed them in the front seats, did seat and lumbar on driver and passenger. Not sure when you say back seat if you mean lumbar or or rear passenger seats. if so i info for you on that, as far as front seats go, there is a hog ring in the middle of the seat cushion that is a pain to get off so you can slide the pad under the fabric…. other than that is was pretty simple. Since I have the Sport and don't have the 120V outlet in the console I put the switches where the outlet would go.
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Wow....I would be ecstatic if there was a factory kit.
Fuse "M9" is specifically for powering a rear heated seat. Are such offered by Jeep for some exports?
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Fuse "M9" is specifically for powering a rear heated seat. Are such offered by Jeep for some exports?
Like I said...I once saw a Mopar kit for rear heated seats....but I can't remember which where I (or even which forum) it was. I've been looking, but I can't find it. I already got the OK from the wife to make this purchase (she sometimes rides in the back with the 6 month old...).
The Mopar kit only warmed the bottom of the rear seats, not the back....but that is OK.
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troy told me the kit for the rear is the exact same kit that is installed in the front from the factory. i believe it was $200.
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Email Response from Troy

We do offer a kit for the rear seats. The kit for the left and right rear seat runs $200 and the kit for all 3 rear seats runs $300. They take around 3 hours to completely install and they work awesome. I have a complete kit in my JKU and my kids use them all the time. All of the switches look like factory switches and we recommend mounting them on the sides below the center armrest down by the rear cup holders.


I will be giving him a call shortly.

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Very interesting...

From the thread that I can barely remember....it only covered the bottoms of the two outside seats. My wife got in back to sit with our fussy 6 month old....and she was complaining about how cold the seats were (compared to the heated fronts).

That sounds like a green light ($$$) to me!
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sweet! just don't talk to him about the leather kits or you will want one! custom color stitching, nappa leather, decent price and easy install for all seats.
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I was getting ready to do this and the problem I ran into for a 2013 wrangler, was the 2013 seat have a rib running down the middle to hold the seat cover on to the foam. I have Warm Seat waterproof seat heater and wasn't sure about cutting the heater element and so I ordered some seat cover from TrekAmor and will be adding them next weekend if I have time. My plan is to wire to my s-pod.

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