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Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:18 pm
by sevenx7
I'd be interested if anyone in the northern NJ are has done this and wouldn't mind doing mine, I'd of course pay for it...Its really cold and the quicker it could be done from experience, the better!

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:11 pm
by beachfitrob
Not as pretty but the heated seat pad I've been pretty happy with is in my Leaf store below. $20 ish.

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:35 pm
by MikeyPSF
Sorry to bump up such an old thread but I'm wondering if anyone has the factory diagram for the connection of the passenger side heated seat. I went through this discussion (and some of the related wiki items) but didn't find that info. I had to swap my original non-heated seat out because of a broken occupancy sensor. The replacement is heated and I'd like to hack the wiring to get it working but I've had no luck going through various PDFs found here including PG (power supply, ground, circuits), SE (seats), HAC (heater and AC control), HA (heater and AC).

https://carmanuals2.com/brand/nissan/leaf-2011-371

If anyone has a lead on where I can find the breakout of that seat heater connection I would be very grateful.

Thanks!
Mike

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:37 pm
by LeftieBiker
Sorry to bump up such an old thread
This is the way we'd like people to post! Instead of having 10 topics on the same thing, use an existing one so the info can be found again easily. Thanks. Sorry I can't help with this.

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:42 pm
by mwalsh
MikeyPSF wrote:Sorry to bump up such an old thread but I'm wondering if anyone has the factory diagram for the connection of the passenger side heated seat. I went through this discussion (and some of the related wiki items) but didn't find that info. I had to swap my original non-heated seat out because of a broken occupancy sensor. The replacement is heated and I'd like to hack the wiring to get it working but I've had no luck going through various PDFs found here including PG (power supply, ground, circuits), SE (seats), HAC (heater and AC control), HA (heater and AC).

https://carmanuals2.com/brand/nissan/leaf-2011-371

If anyone has a lead on where I can find the breakout of that seat heater connection I would be very grateful.

Thanks!
Mike
Switch pin-out is here:

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 0&start=29

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:49 pm
by MikeyPSF
Thanks, I saw that but I was assuming that was a factory switch in the console, which I'm hoping to skip installing. There is a single connection at the bottom of my replacement seat and at first I couldn't figure out why it had so many wires, but then I realized it was dealing with the routing of the rear seat heater switch in addition to power for the front seat. If I can figure out that one connection, I think I can use that seat side switch to control the front seat instead of the rears.

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:02 pm
by matth
Be a little careful about which place you decide to pull power from. There is a position in the fuse box (even in the 2011 model) designated for seat heaters. IIRC, that position allows power to be pulled even if the car is off. It's easy to leave the heater in an on position and totally run down the battery (I think the 12V only--in my case the car was plugged in, so the 12V won't charge from the traction battery). The solution is a relay that connects to a circuit that is only live if the car is on.

This is what I recall from my install of 2012 seats in my 2011 Leaf.

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:43 pm
by hellogoodbye
I just took delivery of a 2011 Leaf via eBay.

I made a dumb assumption that it had heated seats! Ah! First timer mistake I guess, and my first electric car. I'm still hopeful about it, plus it's got all 12 bars due to a warrantied pack back in 2015.

So, I see it's been about 10 years since people started doing this retrofit, and I assume the instructions I'm seeing are still good.

But is there a "go to" carbon filament seat heater these days, from eBay or whatever?

There are so many on eBay these days.

Thanks!

Re: DIY seat heaters

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:06 am
by mwalsh
hellogoodbye wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:43 pm

So, I see it's been about 10 years since people started doing this retrofit, and I assume the instructions I'm seeing are still good.

But is there a "go to" carbon filament seat heater these days, from eBay or whatever?

There are so many on eBay these days.
eBay user heatedseat looks like he's still in business. This appears to be the kit I bought back in the day:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Automobile-sea ... -1&vxp=mtr