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Heated seats kits - Safe?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by gliebig, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Oct 25, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    gliebig

    gliebig [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Last year I purchased a heated seat kit but haven't gotten around to installing it.

    I was talking to my local vehicle upholstery guy today about them. He quickly turns around and shows me one he just pulled out of a vehicle that burned up. Said when he worked at a dealership, he would see a few of these "heaters" burned up every week.

    Should I be worried about using one of these? Is it that high of a failure rate?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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    Unchained 5150

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    Had them under my Clazzios for a couple of years now no issue, can don't think I have heard of anyone on here claiming any issues either.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    KeithB

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    Never had a problem with heated seats. I'm sure it can fail if not installed properly. And by properly, I mean the right size fuses, wire guage, wire connections, etc...
     
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  4. Oct 25, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    ive owned 3 Subarus and never had/hard of any issues. Very nice on those cold mornings.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2018 at 11:15 AM
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    And yours were probably premium models that already had them installed? The OP is talking about an aftermarket kit, so that doesn’t help at all, I would hope an OEM seat heater would last.
     
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  6. Oct 25, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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    Lt. Dangle

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    I installed my Amazon seat heaters last year and have had no issues. Besides, there are several threads floating around here of the factory connectors melting, so whats the difference?
     
  7. Oct 25, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    RustyTrumbone

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