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Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:55 am
by hill
My switches and pads have been sitting on top of the file cabnet now for about 3 weeks. Ahhhh, if only there were more hours in a day.
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Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:18 pm
by gascant
EVDrive wrote:A few things I learned:
I cut my hands pretty good a few times like everyone else and the good news is that my blood came right off the seat with just a bit of sparkely water.
Ha! At our last seat heater installation party, I did mostly electrical work and still managed to cut myself. Good thing our host had some band aids or I might have been using a bit of the bubbly stuff on her seats, too.

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:08 pm
by EVDrive
That was a great party. 3 new leafs being taken apart was a sight to see. Everything i learned about taking apart my Leaf i learned at that party :)

We have to come up with something else to mod and have another Leaf mod party. I hope Enginer comes up with something new and amazing that we all need and decides to share it with us.
gascant wrote:
EVDrive wrote:A few things I learned:
I cut my hands pretty good a few times like everyone else and the good news is that my blood came right off the seat with just a bit of sparkely water.
Ha! At our last seat heater installation party, I did mostly electrical work and still managed to cut myself. Good thing our host had some band aids or I might have been using a bit of the bubbly stuff on her seats, too.

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:39 am
by waidy
EVDrive wrote:That was a great party. 3 new leafs being taken apart was a sight to see. Everything i learned about taking apart my Leaf i learned at that party :)

We have to come up with something else to mod and have another Leaf mod party. I hope Enginer comes up with something new and amazing that we all need and decides to share it with us.
What about Ingineer's heater mod and headlight mod? I think that would be interesting.

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:09 pm
by simpleleaf
I am finally getting around to installing my seat heaters using the OEM switches. I am tapping into the shift indicator lighting circuit and I need to know which wires to tap. The Wiki photos look like they are tapping the white wire and the black wire but I need to make sure. Also which wire is the +(power) and -(ground). Thanks in advance.

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:10 pm
by hill
After sitting around for over a half year, I finally got around to installing my pads & OEM switches (front only). I tapped into the empty slots in the fuse tray. MAN ... on high, my keaster gets so warm, I shove/sit on my hands / use the excess heat to some good use. Then i drop the setting to 'Low'. Works great!

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:47 pm
by gascant
simpleleaf wrote:I am finally getting around to installing my seat heaters using the OEM switches. I am tapping into the shift indicator lighting circuit and I need to know which wires to tap. The Wiki photos look like they are tapping the white wire and the black wire but I need to make sure. Also which wire is the +(power) and -(ground). Thanks in advance.
Yes, use the illumination circuit for the shift indicator. It's the white connector that is easily removed when you remove the shiny console cover. To tap into the circuit, find the white wire on pin 5 and the black wire on pin 4. The white is the + and the black is -. It's a little neater if you slice through the shrink wrap and make the splices about 6" away from the connector. Then, you can just wrap some electrical tape around the whole thing and no one will be the wiser. Works great. Pins 4 and 5 are on opposite corners of the connector.

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:16 pm
by mwalsh
eBay seller heatedseat now does a kit that includes knock-offs of the Nissan OEM switches. I just ordered one today. Going to do the switch installation while I have the console apart to do the LED shifter mod, even if I don't get around to fitting the heating pads until we get closer to winter.

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Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:28 pm
by arnolddeleon
Install enough wiring so that you can install rear seat heaters as well if you want to without having to fish power cables again.

FYI the round switches are better for rears since they smaller and we have already figured out a place to fit them on the back of the center console.

arnold

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:36 pm
by mwalsh
arnolddeleon wrote:Install enough wiring so that you can install rear seat heaters as well if you want to without having to fish power cables again.

FYI the round switches are better for rears since they smaller and we have already figured out a place to fit them on the back of the center console.

arnold
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