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Old 12-22-2005, 07:07 PM   #41
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Who cares in your passenger is warm? How often does anyone ride there anyway?

What year model STS, ETC, or Deville/Concourse are you finding these seats?

Have you looked into the seats from a Montana/Venture? Or GTP, GS, Intrigue? I wonder if those will work just as good. I know the Montana uses a "Pontiac" gray switch with red/orange backlighting. They mount in the dash just below the radio. I wish my Montana had them, it'* the only option it doesn't have.
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Thanks for the heads up. I'll be keeping my eyes open.
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I did the driver'* seat in the 93 a couple years ago. My quandary now is whether to do the passenger seat in that car, or the Driver'* seat in the 95 next. I'm thinking of being selfish.
Come on Bill, Kim will love it in the 95

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Who cares in your passenger is warm? How often does anyone ride there anyway?

What year model STS, ETC, or Deville/Concourse are you finding these seats?

Have you looked into the seats from a Montana/Venture? Or GTP, GS, Intrigue? I wonder if those will work just as good. I know the Montana uses a "Pontiac" gray switch with red/orange backlighting. They mount in the dash just below the radio. I wish my Montana had them, it'* the only option it doesn't have.
The ones we used are from the 92-95 Cadillac Seville SLS/STS or Eldorado. This is because I was able to get the wiring diagrams for them. I am currently looking into using 95-97 Maxima heated seats as well, and will post up my findings on those. Bill is working on getting different switches (such as the GP'*) to work with the Cadillacs.

I have located heated seats from the following vehicles:
Volvo 240
85-90 Volvo 740/760
85-89 Saab CSE
95-97 Maxima
Mazda 929
98+Blazer/Bravada/Jimmy
Infinity J30
Cadillac Deville
88 BMW 528

What is needed is the Elements have to be removable from the seats. The Saab, while having 3 selectable levels (off, 1, 2, 3) have the elements glued to the seats, rather than stitched as the Cadillacs were, so removing them would be very tough. The Volvo'* were sewn to the leather, but were only on/off. The Maxima were 2 position and look like they are sewn in. The blazers are the same. Those are the two I am going to work on next. I already have the manual for the Maxima, but I haven't checked to see if it has the necessary diagrams yet. I am going sometime after christmas to get these seat covers hopefully. I will post up my findings afterwards. Of, I also found a huge Mercedes from late 80'* that had heated reclining rear seat. Looked at getting the elements, but they are individual strips, so that might not be possibly.
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How about the 2000-up Bonneville heated seats? I had a 2000 SSEi in the shop yesterday. It had heated seats. The seats look very similar to the 92-99 seats except for the headrests.
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Those might work, but they have the seatbelts on them if I am not mistaken.

We basically are using the elements from within the seats. I just picked up a set of Volvo 850 elements and switches while at the yard. They were easy to get out, are really thing, and the only down side so far is that they are only on/off. I also need to re-solder one of them. Once i get the wiring diagram for them, I can begin to test them.
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The seats look very similar to the 92-99 seats except for the headrests.
Point being, the elements are a perfect fit under the leather since the 2000-up have the same basic seat dimensions.
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The seats look very similar to the 92-99 seats except for the headrests.
Point being, the elements are a perfect fit under the leather since the 2000-up have the same basic seat dimensions.

Got ya. That is a good point, but the issue here is to make it affordable. With all the older cars in the junkyards, I know I can get a set of seats from a caddy for $20 for both front seats without motors. There are kits out there you can but for a little over $120 that will work also, but that is still pricy, although guarenteed to work and requires little thought on the installers end.
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I just found a much easier way to do this, and perhaps cheaper...

http://www.autowarm.com

Current asking price 86.00 on ebay for one kit (one seat). Free shipping. I've made up my mind. That'* what I'M doing! One for now... using a GTP switch in the console insyead of the one that comes with the kit.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Add-h...QQcmdZViewItem
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Yeah, you can go that route. I have $17 spent for both fron seats and about 2 hrs in labor. I need to get new switches, since they need to have a special ohm rating, i can't just use any switch.

I would check the GP switch to make sure it will work with that element. Good luck with it though.
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Where are you junkyarding? What was the seat, $10.00???
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