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    This is the kit I've used in the past. But, this year I got this kit for my wife.... I still haven't installed it yet! Gonna have to get my butt in gear!


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    Quote Originally Posted by djkenny View Post
    Basically those. Here is the one I have. It doesn't look great, but since I have seat covers I just slipped it under there and it works fine. I was considering trying the Tech Era kit that Doax linked to, but I'm not confident fiddling around near the airbag/sensors, or in my ability to do it without making the upholstery look like crap afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anog View Post
    Basically those. Here is the one I have. It doesn't look great, but since I have seat covers I just slipped it under there and it works fine. I was considering trying the Tech Era kit that Doax linked to, but I'm not confident fiddling around near the airbag/sensors, or in my ability to do it without making the upholstery look like crap afterwards.
    For $13.50? How can I really go wrong? I ordered it. Thanks! Regardless of if I get a Mirage or not, all the cars in my range do not come with heated seats. So this will come in handy. Now, would it need an adapter if you wanted to run 2 seats instead of just 1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkenny View Post
    For $13.50? How can I really go wrong? I ordered it. Thanks! Regardless of if I get a Mirage or not, all the cars in my range do not come with heated seats. So this will come in handy. Now, would it need an adapter if you wanted to run 2 seats instead of just 1?
    No problem, I figured the same thing. I never had heated seats before, and this was probably the best $10 I've spent on this car haha. Hopefully they hold up.

    Yes, if you plan to run both seats off of the cigarette lighter you'll need a splitter. Power won't be a problem, with both on the high setting you should still be under 10 amps, and the socket is fused for 15.

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    I picked myself up a set of G4 Heated seats, switch with console and partial harness from a wrecked 2017 G4 for $100. The bad thing is that the car was wrecked from the driver's side rear and bent the floor-pan pretty significantly and caused the driver's seat frame to bend badly. I will have to swap the pieces from those onto my current frame. We'll see how hard they are to wire up.
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    Very nice find. I'm looking forward to the write up!
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar
    Current project: Alternator delete with regen braking modification

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    Took the damaged driver's seat apart to get to the heater pad on the back and I come to this chintzy pad.

    12"x16" for well over $300 from dealer... just crazy.

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    Yup, that pretty much looks like any 'ol aftermarket seat heater.

    Perhaps its made of higher quality heating wire that is less susceptible to breaking over time due to flexing? Just a total guess.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar
    Current project: Alternator delete with regen braking modification

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    You guys have some nice options shown. I really miss my heated seats. My aftermarket Obus seat cover also has a massage motor but the heat is only in the back! Idiots.

    I'm going with factory heated seats from the wrecker just so I can get the 6 way seat adjustment feature.

    I gather only heated seats in Canada have the 6 way movement.


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