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Old 10-16-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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Heated seats for my wrangler

Well, this works for any vehicle.

Go to: "Improvements Catalog" and search for "heated car seat" in google to find "Improvements Catalog" web site

This seat is black with simulated black leather, looks top notch. It plugs into the cigarette lighter and warms up in a few minutes. It installs in just a few minutes each year and you can remove it each spring. My wife just loves it in the winter as anyone would with heated seats. The cost is $29.95 plus postage or about $38 including shipping. You can have it in just a few days after ordering. You may need a bungee cord and some plastic ties to install but it works great and heats great. We have one in all of our cars that don't have heated seats.

Even works in older golf carts with 12 volt systems, but not the new 18 volt electric carts without some electrical changes.

Note: Be sure your cigarette outlet shuts off when the key is off or you will have to remove it from your lighter socket or it will run down your battery, if the socket goes off with the key switch, you are in luck, you can leave it plugged in until it gets too warm for you or your wife.

Warm tushes forever!!!!

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Old 10-16-2010, 09:37 PM   #2
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I just installed these covers. Carbon-Fiber Heated Seat Covers - Universal Fit: CozyWinters
Costs more but they are full covers and I also added extensions for my lighter and power plugs to turn off the power to them so I cannot accidently leave them on and kill the battery.

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Old 10-19-2010, 06:48 AM   #3
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I am trying to install the Mopar heated seat kit in my 2010 wrangler but want to use the stock switch plate that also houses the flasher switch and traction control deactivation switch. To buy this switch housing I need the last 9 VIN numbers of someone's 08 or 09 jeep that has this an option from the factory. it was not an option in 2010 although it is in 2011 but they have redesigned the switches for 2011. Can someone help me out?
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:51 PM   #4
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I just installed these covers. Carbon-Fiber Heated Seat Covers - Universal Fit: CozyWinters
Costs more but they are full covers and I also added extensions for my lighter and power plugs to turn off the power to them so I cannot accidently leave them on and kill the battery.
Maybe I missed something but how are the extensions and power plugs prevent you from leaving them on?

Do you think they can be used in the summer also? (obviously without plugging them)

I'll be buying these seats covers based on your post. I guess they are all the same color, How do they fit?
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:53 PM   #5
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Heated seats for $29.95. If your cigarette lighter turns off with the ignition switch, you will not run down your battery. Simply the seat has a plug in to the cigarette lighter and is always on if it is plugged in. If you don't plug it in, then the seat is not heating. You could leave it installed in the summer also, just not plug it in, unless there is a cold summer night.

Installation takes about 3 - 4 minutes, it has stretch cords to go over the seat and the bottom part of the seat can be tied down with plastic ties. I use a bungee cord at the fold of the seat to help hold it down, I suppose you wouldn't need the bungee cord.

"Colors are any color you want as long as it is black" Henry Ford. This is true with this seat.

I sure like my heated seat. My wife has already used hers for the past several weeks.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:13 PM   #6
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I am trying to install the Mopar heated seat kit in my 2010 wrangler but want to use the stock switch plate that also houses the flasher switch and traction control deactivation switch. To buy this switch housing I need the last 9 VIN numbers of someone's 08 or 09 jeep that has this an option from the factory. it was not an option in 2010 although it is in 2011 but they have redesigned the switches for 2011. Can someone help me out?
That doesn't sound shady or anything
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:09 PM   #7
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Heated seats for $29.95. If your cigarette lighter turns off with the ignition switch, you will not run down your battery. Simply the seat has a plug in to the cigarette lighter and is always on if it is plugged in. If you don't plug it in, then the seat is not heating. You could leave it installed in the summer also, just not plug it in, unless there is a cold summer night.

Installation takes about 3 - 4 minutes, it has stretch cords to go over the seat and the bottom part of the seat can be tied down with plastic ties. I use a bungee cord at the fold of the seat to help hold it down, I suppose you wouldn't need the bungee cord.

"Colors are any color you want as long as it is black" Henry Ford. This is true with this seat.

I sure like my heated seat. My wife has already used hers for the past several weeks.
Just a quick note on these heated seats from the Improvements Catalog, they have been reduced in price until December 2010 from $29.95 to $19.95. You can't go wrong at this price, you could used them for several years and throw them away if you wanted to or keep them for several more years.

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Maybe I missed something but how are the extensions and power plugs prevent you from leaving them on?

Do you think they can be used in the summer also? (obviously without plugging them)

I'll be buying these seats covers based on your post. I guess they are all the same color, How do they fit?
they have a indicator light in the on off switch so you can see it's on from the drivers seat.

Yes I plan to leave mine on all year.

They fit very well and only come in black.
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I just installed these covers. Carbon-Fiber Heated Seat Covers - Universal Fit: CozyWinters
Costs more but they are full covers and I also added extensions for my lighter and power plugs to turn off the power to them so I cannot accidently leave them on and kill the battery.
That looks awesome. Will be buying at least one for my girlfriend =D
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That looks awesome. Will be buying at least one for my girlfriend =D
She will love it.
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That looks awesome. Will be buying at least one for my girlfriend =D
Here is how they look installed and the switches I used.
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Awesome, thanks for the pics!
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Awesome, thanks for the pics!
BTW, the lighter extensions with the indicator lights were 9.99 each at radio shack. A must need if you want to hide the wiring out of sight.
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I bought a $2 second-hand hair blowdrier, took out the nichrome wire, and made my own seat heater. It took some trial and error to get the temperature right, but it works gread and was dirt cheap. Now I need to make one for the passenger side and maybe the seat backs.
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Now that is very cool.
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Now what should do it make another one for the passenger side and do an actual writeup huh? Maybe I'll have something to do this weekend...
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Now what should do it make another one for the passenger side and do an actual writeup huh? Maybe I'll have something to do this weekend...
Write up would be super. Does it warm the back and bottom at the same time.
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I wish my TJ had heated seats, I'll add them once I get my Jeep budget back on track. I have frozen my ass off a few times driving over the top of my local mountains on the way to the desert during the winter and heated seats would have been nice to have. Especially the couple times an unexpected snowstorm made it especially thrilling with only my Safari top on.
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Write up would be super. Does it warm the back and bottom at the same time.
Just the bottom. My reasoning at the time was that I'm usually wearing a coat in the Jeep and wouldn't miss having the back warm. After using it for a couple years, I think I'd like to heat the back too. Maybe I'll install both in the passenger seat and see how it goes. The one I have in the driver's seat currently is just a bit too warm, so maybe I'll redo it too. Crap, this is turning into a real project now.
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Write up would be super. Does it warm the back and bottom at the same time.
All of the add-on seat heaters I have seen heat both the back and bottom at the same time. I was surprised the OP's seat warmer only warms the bottom. Warming the back also warms the body core more quickly which is important to really being warm instead of just having a warm butt. One of these days...
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Okay, I installed a butt heater in the passenger seat but have been crazy busy the past couple days. I'll put together an actual writeup soon. Here is a teaser pic, though:


Sorry about the picture quality; I shot them with my Droid. Next time I'll take the 5 extra minutes and actually use a camera...

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