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Anyone with heated seats have OEM switches?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by chatapuggy1, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Dec 10, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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    chatapuggy1

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    I searched and couldn't find much on this. i am getting ready to pull the trigger on some Katskins and asked the installer about it and he tells me it could be a problem as the kit comes with its own switches already. I like the OEM look in the switch cutouts though and would wire them up if possible myself, however others tell me the OEM switched may not work with the heater modules either?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    ViperACR

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    Might just consider adding the switches in the console like I did.

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  3. Dec 14, 2013 at 5:31 AM
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    dilligaff82

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    There is a heated seat kit on eBay for about $90 that comes with OEM switches... I don't remember who but someone on this site has them and was pretty happy with them. I've been thinking about getting the same kit and wiring heated mirrors to it.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    Kooltaco

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    The new 2014 Corolla looks to have a simple Hi/Low/Off Heated seat switch that may fit in the switch blanks below the stereo and this switch may be easier to wire up than the newer Tacoma heated seat switch with the sliding dial....?
     
  5. Dec 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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    EdinCincinnati

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    2Lo Mod, OV Tuned ECU, Bed Cap, Prinsu and my kids college money
    I bought the eBay kit and installed it...or part of it. The wiring was easy, the seat fabric wasn't. Had to get a local interiors guy to fix and finish. The hog rings were my undoing.

    Here is the kit:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/170710469601?item=170710469601&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:X:eRTM:MOTORS:1123&vxp=mtr

    Here are the switches:

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    The only problem I have now is I tapped the interior lighting circuit at the gear shifter and the switches are lit backwards to the interior - off when the Interior is brightest and brightest when the interior is at lowest.

    But my butt is toasty warm
     
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  6. Dec 14, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    Vantage

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    I have just purchased a seat of warmers that I was going to install.

    You say the hog rings were your undoing, is there anything you would do differently the second time around? or tips for someone about to do the process?
     
  7. Dec 14, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    If you search hog ring pliers, and look at image results, having one with a bent handle or long extended snout is needed to get the rings back in when pulling the fabric tight. There are 9 in each seat bottom alone. Then you have to cut the warmer around the seam in the seat to reattach the metal rod that fits in the crease. I first tried to cut a narrow rectangle in the heater but it's best just to cut it at the seam. Once you take the fabric off, it's pretty obvious.

    Or find a local interior expert and have them to the heater pad install. That cost me $100. We'll worth it.
     
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    cabo wabo

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    Just ordered . A little something extra for Christmas.
     
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    I'm assuming these heating pads can be installed under a good seat cover like Wet Okole right? I always thought these seat warmers were kind of a girly thing, but I'll tell you, they sure do feel good! They are also great to relieve lower back strain on long trips. I want them :cool:
     
  10. Feb 2, 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    ViperACR

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    The heaters are pretty nice to have. I installed them in my '13 and sure is nice until the heater warms up.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2018 at 4:18 AM
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    Where did you install the heat elements? Are you using a seat cover? Pictures will be great. Cheers
     
  12. Feb 3, 2018 at 4:43 AM
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    ViperACR

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    Clazzio covers and so they just go in between. I mounted the switches in the console.
     

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