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12-28-2012 09:13 PM
J_Westy
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Originally Posted by DozerJeeper View Post
I am really interested in installing this in my '13 sport. Can anyone confirm that the lighter attachment parts for this one are plug and play just like the Mopar version? I'm pretty sure I can figure out the wiring, but I like the idea of a cleaner install with the plug and play harness.

If it is not, anyone happen to know the Mopar part number for the lighter attachment?

Last question. Does this come with the better 3 position toggle? Or is it the same toggle as the Mopar version with the plastic pads?

It was plug and play with my 2011 that has the new interior like 2013.

It has a two position toggle switch.

Still going strong two years later!!!
12-28-2012 07:35 PM
DozerJeeper I am really interested in installing this in my '13 sport. Can anyone confirm that the lighter attachment parts for this one are plug and play just like the Mopar version? I'm pretty sure I can figure out the wiring, but I like the idea of a cleaner install with the plug and play harness.

If it is not, anyone happen to know the Mopar part number for the lighter attachment?

Last question. Does this come with the better 3 position toggle? Or is it the same toggle as the Mopar version with the plastic pads?
11-21-2012 01:17 PM
en480c4 The seat element has a hole in it large enough to pass the sensor through. You just detach it from the foam, feed it through the hole and stick it to the heating element. No issues at all on my 2012.
11-21-2012 11:13 AM
tritonman I have a 2011 2 door (leather seats) and I am in the process of getting ready to order the same kit and i was wondering how did you handle the occupant detection sensor in the passenger seat?

From what i have read there is no heated seat kit that is compatible with that sensor?
08-26-2012 07:44 AM
Mcruse06 Thank you for the write up, I used it as a guide for my own installation. I used the same location for the switches as well.
06-17-2012 06:02 AM
strider_mt2k Indeed that writeup was great!
06-16-2012 11:47 PM
thomslife Nice write-up! Things like this are what makes this forum the best.
01-16-2012 10:11 AM
J_Westy
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Originally Posted by CRNA View Post
Nice write up, thanks. I would like to do to my '11 also. Do you have remote start by chance? if so, do the seat heaters some on while it is remote started, assuming you used the power port in the dash as your power source.
No remote... we have a 6-speed.

But if the cigar lighter has power, your seats should have power.
01-15-2012 12:53 PM
the Kolector I want some!!
01-15-2012 06:36 AM
CRNA Nice write up, thanks. I would like to do to my '11 also. Do you have remote start by chance? if so, do the seat heaters some on while it is remote started, assuming you used the power port in the dash as your power source.
01-13-2012 07:54 AM
Peepers
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Originally Posted by osu50sprinter View Post
I dont know when you bought these but i found a pair for $135 online.

Peak Universal 11" x 19" Carbon Fiber Dual Temp Seat Heater Kit

they are on sale and i think that they are the same thing but i was thinking about doing this....ive only heard good things so i think im gonna pull the trigger!!!!
That kit is only for one seat. The link posted above is for both seats.
01-13-2012 07:31 AM
J_Westy
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Originally Posted by blondespot11 View Post
Great install and pics!! Did the heating pads interfere with seat pressure sensor connected to the airbag?
I put the passenger seat pad over the sensor. I never got a good answer if this was okay, but I figured the OEM heated seats probably do the same, so I went for it.

Everything is working fine a year later.
01-10-2012 03:14 PM
blondespot11 Great install and pics!! Did the heating pads interfere with seat pressure sensor connected to the airbag?
04-09-2011 02:50 PM
osu50sprinter I dont know when you bought these but i found a pair for $135 online.

Peak Universal 11" x 19" Carbon Fiber Dual Temp Seat Heater Kit

they are on sale and i think that they are the same thing but i was thinking about doing this....ive only heard good things so i think im gonna pull the trigger!!!!
01-15-2011 11:52 AM
Mortalis5509 Nicely done.
01-09-2011 06:59 PM
RB-10rubicon Nice install and write up i have them in my 10 and absalutly love them im glad i got them with my moparbucks back in july i never thought i would be thinking about heated seats in 90 degree weather in july but glad i did enjoy them!!!
01-09-2011 05:07 PM
J_Westy I chose to mount the Controller Unit on passenger side transmission tunnel under the carpet using some velcro. There were some warning stickers on the tunnel that I couldn't quite make out, but it might mean that area gets hot? I hope this location works ok in the long run because the harness that taps into the cigar lighter isn't long enough to go much of anywhere else.




I decided to put the switches on the angled lower edge of the HVAC panel. I thought this was inconspicuous and still within easy reach. I used a Dremel to make the holes. I had to bend the switch terminals a little bit so the harness would mate up. I routed the switch harnesses up the passenger side kick panel along with the harness to the cigar lighter. I bit of a tight fit, but not too bad.




That's about it, just install the extension harnesses that go from the Controller Unit to the seats (I snaked driver's side under the center console just in front of the cup holders), install everything in reverse order, and enjoy some toasty buns and lower back.
01-09-2011 05:06 PM
J_Westy
2011 Heated Seat Install - Check Corporation

I finally got a day in a warm garage to install the heated seats my wife got for her Jeep for Christmas.

She got the Check Corp seats from Quadratec:
LUX 201MPR - Check Corporation Seat Heaters for 99-10 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, JK & Unlimited - Quadratec






I had read some posts about installing heated seats in <=2010 JK Wranglers, and folks talked about hog rings holding the seat covers on, but in the 2011, it's only plastic channels.

I decided to take the seats out and also took the back off the base... I doubt you could do the install with the seat still in the Jeep like some folks reported in the <=2010 posts. The 18mm bolts were TIGHT. Luckily I had access to in impact wrench. But previously, I did my rear seat recline mod with just a breaker bar, so I think the front seat could be done with some muscle too.

I was a real PITA to shimmy the heater pads up under the seat bottom, but not as bad for the seat back. It seemed to work best to peel back the sticky backing back a few inches at the end and lay it back down. This made it easier to pull the paper back and out once you have the pad in place. Not a lot of room under the seat cover for your hands and the pad.

Here you can see the back wire come down from the right (seat belt side) and the bottom wire coming through cushion (there's already a hole through the cushion).



Now you basically have to take the whole dash apart to tap into the cigar lighter.

First, pop off the lower panel with the net below the HVAC controls. It pops off from the top and is slotted into the bottom. I used a thin putty knife with masking tape wrapped around it to pop it loose.

Second, pop off the panel below the steering wheel. This one also pops off from the top and is slotted into the bottom. Tilt the steering wheel all the way up for more clearance.

Third, pop out the power window switches. Again, I used the putty knife sliding it into the bottom edge. Then unplug the switches from the harness.

Forth, take out the rubber tray in the upper dash.

Now, remove four 7mm screws. Two on either side of the steering wheel. One in the upper dash tray, and one in the hole where the power window switches were.










Now tilt the steering wheel down, and grab the dash up by the windshield and pull it back. The whole panel will unsnap.



Next grab the HVAC panel and pull it back from the top. It will pop off. Then unplug all the connectors on the back of it.




Lastly, pop off the top of the center console. First, grab the shift knobs and pull them straight off. I found it convenient to sit on the center arm rest since the seats are out. I pulled the 4WD lever back for a better angle.

I forgot to take a pic of the console section, but here's one from another thread.


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