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Old 12-08-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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Heated Seats

I know we've had a recent thread on this, but I'm really just wanting to know if anyone knows much about the difference between the Check Corp. and the Warmseats brands. Anyone have any knowledge of the differences? pros or cons?

IIRC, the Check Corp makes the MOPAR ones, but I actually like their "cheaper" 2-select switch better than the thin, stick-on one that they have in their MOPAR and more expensive kits.

I never thought I'd even consider heated seats until I started thinking that I might be able to extend the doors and top off season with them, plus they'd be nice for our winters.

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Old 12-09-2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:44 AM   #3
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thats a great Idea.. about extending the time topless.... im going to have to look into a poormans junkyard donor on this one..... BUMP
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Just want to say that the mopar stick on buttons are really sticky .as long as you clean surface with prep wipes . Three settings -high- med- low- off
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^^^ I'm sure they do work well. I'm just kind of partial to the "simpler" look of the other ones. The MOPAR also don't look like they have much of a "click" or "rocker" feel to them. Do they? I know my reasons for the cheaper switches are superficial, but I figured if I like the cheaper ones better, why not? haha
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They do click between settings .either set youll enjoy all prefrence.they do get nice and hot!! Tho good luck with them .
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:30 PM   #7
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how hard are the mopar to install?
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:39 PM   #8
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The hardest part was the leather upolstry getting the ...dont know how to describe it .its a long plastic rail that grabs onto another rail witch holds the seat tight .getting them off and on were a pain .but didnt have to remove the seats witch save time . For the wiring i thought was easy ive done dozens of radio installs in all my friends cars and mine so taking apart the dash i kind of enjoy every thing is just plug it in cant really mess up the instuctions are just a bunch of pics no really words of how to .
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I didn't realize they came in two different versions. Anyway, I have a two-select switch for my heated seats (high, low, or off). The switch is located on the center console between the cupholders and the shift boot.

I find this switch very easy to operate. I wouldn't want it on the dash. The seats get very hot on the high setting, so I usually switch to low after fifteen minutes or so.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:28 PM   #10
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I didn't realize they came in two different versions. Anyway, I have a two-select switch for my heated seats (high, low, or off). The switch is located on the center console between the cupholders and the shift boot.

I find this switch very easy to operate. I wouldn't want it on the dash. The seats get very hot on the high setting, so I usually switch to low after fifteen minutes or so.
Hey would you mind posting a pic of your switch location so I can see how it looks. I haven't totally decided where I wanna put mine. Looking at different options.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:19 PM   #11
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Sure thing. I'll take a pic or two tonight.
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Sweet. Thanks!!
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:18 PM   #13
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Here ya go. I took a bunch of pics.

Wrangler pictures by socrates996 - Photobucket
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Here ya go. I took a bunch of pics.

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daedalus -- which kit to you have? Check Corp?
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I believe they are Mopar. The previous owner had them installed by the dealer.
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do you have to cut holes to install those switches? daedalus, those are great placement for the switches IMO, i would just be worried about having to cut holes
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I am not sure if holes need to be cut, since they were already installed when I bought the Jeep. What does that part of your console look like? Are there any markings for holes?
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no, it looks exactly like yours but no markings for holes
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So holes must have been drilled to install mine.

Hm, now I'm curious which heated seats I have. Do the Mopar heated seats require drilling?

My switch looks a lot like this one by Corbeau.

Corbeau 12501 - CORBEAU Seat Heater - Quadratec
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I like those switches butt would be afraid of spilling coffe on them here are mine mopar kit
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Those switches look good too. Was any drilling required?

I keep coffee in the cupholder all the time and haven't had an issue with spilling. But now that you mention it, I'll be extra careful!
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I had to make a slit big enough to fit a penny through i used a sharp exacto knife to cut through plastic .just kept shaving it down until wire fit through
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By the way, it's nice to see another '10 Rubi in my neck of the woods. I'm in North Brunswick.
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I love the placement Daedalus. RB-10, you have good placement too, but I have an iPhone mounted in that location of my JK... which is great for navigation and music selection.

I think I also prefer the manual rocker 'switches' instead of the Mopar (Check Corp) membrane buttons/switches.

I think heater seats might be my next mod... loved them in my last car, especially after a day of snowboarding (translation: sitting on my ass in the cold, wet, snow for 6 hours).

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Here ya go. I took a bunch of pics.

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Thanks a lot or the pics!! They look really good right there. Yeah, they would have drilled holes big enough for those switches to fit in. The other switches (flat, stick-on ones) IIRC, you just make a slot that the wiring feeds in through. As far as which brand you have, in my experience, most of the "rocker" style switches look the same from every company (Corbeau, Warmseat, Check Corp), so I don't think you could really just go off of that.

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