Heated seats

Heated seats

Postby smokinjoe [OP] » December 26th 2016, 5:32pm

So firstly Merry Christmas Happy New Year to all.

So I have had heated seat covers for a while now but want to hard wire them into a switched power source. Partly to not take up plug space but also to not kill my battery when I forget them on like I did yesterday on Christmas.

Do I use a relay to run power or just a switched power supply? I am thinking something in the console/doghouse that is switched. Probly a fused line to avoid unwanted fires.

Any ideas or anyone do similar?

These are the ones I bought. They work well.
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Re: Heated seats

Postby WimpTech » December 26th 2016, 5:59pm

Maybe wire in a relay and use account 12v to trigger it? You could still use a switch down stream if you want.
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Re: Heated seats

Postby WoodButcher » December 26th 2016, 6:11pm

I'd use an ignition switched relay using the ACC power, key needs to be in the run or ACC to be on. It would save your battery when you pull the key but you could also run it while the bride is shopping w/o running the motor.
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Postby Big_kidBig_kid is online! » December 26th 2016, 7:50pm

I haven't put them in the Astro yet (I have a pair of factory heated PT Cruiser seats I might install), but I did heat the seats in the buggy. The kit came from amazon.com. It was about $60, and included everything to do 2 seats except the hog rings and pliers. I bought them seperately and wound up using zip ties instead. I wired them to a switched fuse, the kit came with a relay.

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Re: Heated seats

Postby AstroWill » December 28th 2016, 1:24am

Definitely use a relay, prefer a trigger that is only on when the key is on, not when cranking.

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