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10-16-2014 02:24 PM
siggyfreud Good to know. If that's the case I may have to look into it, but I can't imagine the liability involved if you were in an accident and the airbag didn't go off, or went off when it shouldn't have, and they found out the occupancy sensor had been tampered with.

Assuming it's in the center it's too bad someone hasn't come out with a kit that has smaller strips that plug in independently so you don't have to cover the whole bottom, but rather could cover little runway sections on the left and right side and not have them connected.
10-16-2014 01:45 PM
jproctor9 I installed Check seat covers on both seats in my 2012 JKUR (when all I could find was "this won't work" for the same reasons noted above). Yes, there is a sensor in the passenger seat. I gently removed it from the foam and replaced it on top of the heating pad. So far, I have had no issues with the sensor not properly identifying a passenger in the seat.

Unless they have changed the sensor mounting on 2013, I suspect it will work. Only real way to know is to pull the seat and cover and take a look. Mounting over seats and under covers is another good option.

I blatantly ripped off another installers idea and put rocker switches in front of cup holders. Looks almost like the factory put them there.

Hope this is somewhat helpful.
10-16-2014 12:20 PM
wassup8687 I have a 2012 and installed seat covers. I just put them over the stock seats and under my TREK Armor seat covers. They've been working great.
10-16-2014 09:51 AM
siggyfreud I just did my 2014 seats using a universal Dorman kit. I did the full drivers seat, and then the back only on the passenger seat. I didn't pull up the passenger cover on the seat part to see what was going on, just assumed a heater wouldn't fit. One day I might pull it and see what's what.
10-16-2014 09:31 AM
livefreeandjeep
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Originally Posted by Randolph View Post
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.
Did you ever do the passenger seat? Any issues?
12-24-2013 06:10 PM
mello03 Any update on this? I really wish someone would come out with something for the passengers seat.....
12-04-2013 07:54 AM
Crewski
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Originally Posted by Randolph View Post
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.
12-03-2013 02:59 PM
Randolph
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Originally Posted by Crewski View Post
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.
12-03-2013 01:44 PM
Crewski
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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?
12-03-2013 10:30 AM
COStrider
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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.
lol
12-03-2013 10:03 AM
MUEngineer 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.
12-03-2013 09:45 AM
Randolph 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.
12-03-2013 12:15 AM
5JKs 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.
11-24-2013 09:56 AM
freedomjk
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Originally Posted by oOoYTSEJAMoOo View Post
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!
11-21-2013 08:20 PM
oOoYTSEJAMoOo
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Originally Posted by kcjk View Post
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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11-21-2013 05:47 PM
rubisteph 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....
11-21-2013 05:23 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by Kiriesh View Post
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!!!
11-21-2013 04:55 PM
Kiriesh 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.
11-21-2013 03:58 PM
RB-10rubicon
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Originally Posted by 5JKs View Post
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
11-21-2013 03:34 PM
5JKs
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Originally Posted by kcjk View Post
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.
11-21-2013 02:43 PM
kcjk 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....
11-21-2013 02:19 PM
jp2611 FWIW there are seat heaters for the '14s....but IDK if it is aftermarket...our'14 came from the factory with seat heaters.
11-21-2013 02:07 PM
Omar Brannstrom This is cheaper

ACE Engineering Lava Jacket
11-21-2013 01:57 PM
5JKs Bump, I want to put a seat heater in driver's side of a 2013 JKU. Anyone done this?
09-25-2013 11:29 AM
Crewski 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.
02-05-2013 09:40 AM
Vette man
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
01-29-2013 02:24 PM
Vette man 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
01-25-2013 04:15 PM
underwaterdan subscribed... let us know
01-25-2013 12:04 PM
Vette man 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.
01-25-2013 01:24 AM
789msg Vette,
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.
Attachment 201618

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.
Attachment 201619

M.
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