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Heated Seats

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Ecko380, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:00 AM
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    Ecko380

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  2. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:25 AM
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    Yes, it is good to replace the ones you will pull out. I did this on my '09 and it's not too different on the '16.

    Considering the rings are cheap it's best to replace them. I guess you could try to save and re-use.

    Also, make sure you test the heater outside the truck first. My first one burned up and would have melted the cloth on my seats if I had installed it first.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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    Thanks for the information. I will make sure I would most definitely test it out before I install it. Is there any particular brand or website you would recommend as far as purchasing it from?
     
  4. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:48 AM
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    I ordered new hog rings when I did mine. It is nice to keep the factory attachment points to avoid slop in your cover. That is also the same kit that I used.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:25 AM
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    I appreciate all the information I will definitely be getting the hog rings.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:34 AM
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    I found that reinstalling the hog rings was the hardest part of the job but maybe I just didn't know what I was doing. I used zip ties in place of some of them.Not sure if the zip ties will eventually wear through and break.
     
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  7. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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    Hog rings take practice. But they will get easy. I had a cheap set of pliers, so I borrowed my neighbors dewalt's and made it a lot easier.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:48 AM
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  9. Mar 7, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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    I went ahead and added the hog ring set you recommend it. Thanks.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2017 at 9:33 PM
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  11. Mar 9, 2017 at 3:33 AM
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    I also was looking at those the problem that I ran into is that I do not have empty slots to put those in so I have to go with the one from Amazon.
     
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  12. Mar 9, 2017 at 8:39 AM
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    I hear you. I don't have any extra blanks either but someone posted this and its fairly inexpensive:

    http://www.toyotaonlineparts.com/oe-toyota/5543404070c0
     
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    heated seats are the one thing I miss, but at least i didn't get leather then i would go crazy without them
     
  14. Mar 9, 2017 at 8:53 AM
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    I installed heated seats into my truck and it was a fun little project. It took a few hours with my roommate and me doing it. Worst part was seeing the upholstery off, freaked me out a little
     
  15. Mar 9, 2017 at 9:26 AM
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    Actually that was exactly what I was looking for that lower panel so I could go with that set of the heated seat kit with the switches. Trying to keep everything as close to possible to Factory. In my household we never had heated seats but recently my wife just purchased a Nissan Rogue leather with heated seats it was great for the winter so I wanted to put some heated seats on my cloth seat.
     
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    Can you put these kits on the factory seats w/o removing the fabric and put the carhartt covers over them?
     
  17. Mar 9, 2017 at 9:43 AM
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    Heated seats also amazingly work as a mute button if your significant other is a "talker". :cool:
     
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  18. Mar 9, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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    You could always purchase on Amazon it's almost like a half slip on the cover that has a built-in heated seat to the cover but it goes in the car so it's really not the same as a actual heated seat
     
  19. Mar 9, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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    There are some decent How-To videos on YouTube about installing seat heaters. Doesn't seem too difficult
     
  20. Mar 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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    I did not want to mess with seats since I have airbags in mine. I got some nice seat covers from @Swank and put the heats pads on the seats and slipped the covers over then. Best thing, I can remove them when it gets warm!
     

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