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Old 01-05-2006, 11:36 AM   #51
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I walked up to the counter at the junkyard and was told no charge for my entire heated seat setup.

I ordered a set of GP switches the other week. While I have the same heaters as Geoff..if necessary I will add the proper resistors if the switches do not already have it built in.

Once they arrive I will get pics of the final install. Should look 100% factory.

Jeff, $80ish for one seat is expensive. I think Willwren and Shortstuff listed a two seat kit for $100.
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I'm going to the yard this week- but i thought of somthing the other day-
I added the lumbar supports to the seats that are in the car currently- if I'm to add the heater pack- how would I attach it to the seat back- just over top the air bladders- or will I not be able to put it on the seat back?
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I'm going to the yard this week- but i thought of somthing the other day-
I added the lumbar supports to the seats that are in the car currently- if I'm to add the heater pack- how would I attach it to the seat back- just over top the air bladders- or will I not be able to put it on the seat back?
the air bladders are behind the cusions....you will put the heated seat elements on the cusions, far away from the air bladders
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Thanks 1993 SLE- nice ride by the way. I remember seeing your post about the jerks that deflowered the SLE....hope they choke on somthing....broke my heart.

but the way that I had to do the seats, I may have to remove the air bladders entirely. the seats in their original form did not have the lumbar support, so I added it. I put a layer of foam between the bladder and the cushon. but its very thin, I don't know that it would work
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thanks for the comments.....White Hot will return better than ever...it might take a while...but what doesnt take time....

anyway....

the seats are made like this....leather, foam cushion, bladders, then the seat frame

you would be putting the elements between the leather and the foam cushion..but then again im not sure how you added the bladders to your seats
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[quote="the seats are made like this....leather, foam cushion, bladders, then the seat frame [/quote]

actually in that exact order- so I have to get between the leather and the foam cushon to mount the heater coils?
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actually in that exact order- so I have to get between the leather and the foam cushon to mount the heater coils?
yes sir
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Thank-you Sir!
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Mike, if you get the parts, I might be able to meet up with you sometime and help you out with this. maybe we could find someone in Toronto with a Garage and have a meet.

Today i picked up the heating elements from a 96/97 maxima. Broke my heart to cut those perfectly good leather seats up though.... not really. These are hi/lo/off elements, bottom and back sections, and no relays. Dont have the thigh heater like the Caddy ones, but covers the bottom nicely. And they are very thin, so they will hide under the leather nicely.

So far i have 92-95 Caddy seats (installed in Lumina, same as Boosty)
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95-9? Volvo 850 (only on/off)

I won't be testing these til probably next weekend, where if i have time I'll be grabbing a few more elements from cars.
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Mortehl and I went to a local junkyard and all of a sudden he started doing the pee pee dance. Long time and a lot of wheezing later another Caddy was missing large patches of leather on the seats.

If you find a caddy and plan on getting the seats. Here is the sets you want to follow to make your life easier.

Cut on the side and front of the seat, not the topside where you sit until you have determined where the heaters are located. Be careful when cutting the right side of the seats...(wiring going to underneath is on the right side..right at cutting level)
Once the bottom is cut 2/3 sides.. and you have located the wiring, grab the front of the cushion only, pull up and out. This will give you better access to the electrical w/o having to climb around like an elephant under the seat. (And a flathead screwdriver undoes the tabs that hold the bottom rods together for even better access)
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