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Install heated seats 3rd Gen

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by thomas3ford, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Jun 2, 2018 at 4:36 AM
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    thomas3ford

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    Thanks for the comment! That is definitely another way you could do it and seems like it would take up much less of your time! Personally I wanted to maintain the stock seats and eventually when they get worn upgrade to katzkin leather seats. Thanks again for the thoughts I'm sure many would prefer using seat covers.
     
  2. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    Dude, huge thanks for this write up!!! It took a bit but i got everything in and looking fresh AF!!!
    One question though... my driver side is all wired up and ready to rock. used the S/roof for the main power, TAIL for the light, and IG2 for the "power" wire (the other small one. i'm not looking at it right this second). You mentioned using the AUX for the other seat but i dont seem to have an AUX. Also, i was going to use the WASHER, but when i pulled the fuse and put the meter on it, both side of the fuse "holder" had power when the truck was on. That wiring video suggested they should all only be power on one side... so, im assuming, the power goes through the fuse. This seemed very strange to me so I didn't mess with it.

    Do you think I'd have any issue running both of the seats (10A, each) off the s/roof (20A) being that i dont even have a Sunroof? Or any other suggestions? as you saw, the taps take up essentially two slots, so my options are getting thin.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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    Nice write up! Wish I saw this when it was warmer for the install. How are the heaters holding up? There’s no reviews on Amazon for them
     
  4. Dec 3, 2018 at 11:26 PM
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    They are holding up great! Honestly my favorite mod so far just because I use them all the time. The two settings is perfect. When it's on high it gets hot fast which is great for starting up but after 5 mins of that you will sweat your ass of so then I put it on low. Happy with them for sure.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2018 at 11:31 PM
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    Disclaimer: I'm a noob electrician. That being said I dont see why not. What you said makes sense to me. If I remember when I was doing my own I had the same thought since I also dont have the sunroof and the reason I didnt was that the add a fuse that I purchased was a max 10amp add a fuse so it could only support 1 seat. If you had an add a fuse that could tap into the full 20amp for the sunroof I dont see why not. But like i said total noob at electrical...what I know I learned from the videos I linked and that's about it lol
     
  6. Dec 4, 2018 at 3:44 AM
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    AVS Aeroskin bug shield, TufSkinz tailgate letters, tinted windows, Undercover Ultraflex bed cover.
    This is my plan early next year, I’m needing the waterproof seat covers and figured I’d throw in the heated seat option.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2018 at 7:23 AM
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    It actually worked awesome! The taps I got were 15amp so I left that in the tap and the 10amp fuses in the inline holders they came with.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    Tbh, this looks much more daunting than it is. I'd rather throw some covers over this and be able to replace a cheaper cover than one with a heated seat built in. Plus I dont want to see a wire going to a cig loghter... If that is how those work.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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    Can you post a pic of the fuse box with the tap?
     
  10. Dec 4, 2018 at 10:19 AM
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    If that’s how they do work I will run and hid a hot wire to them. Couldn’t stand to see a wire like that either.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    Sure. Is there something you wanted to specifically see?
     
  12. Dec 4, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    just what fuse you tapped and what kind of tap you used
     
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    Is there a simple option for heated seats that is not a fire risk? Don't care about "looking" OEM. Already have coverking neoprene seat covers.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2018 at 5:22 AM
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    For sake of not wanting to suggest something I'm no expert on, and potentially messing your truck up, I highly recommend using the video in the link to determine what fuses to tap and how to tap them. I say this because OP had an aux fuse and I didn't. He was also able to utilize the washer and I was not due to power coming from both sides of the fuse holder.

    As far as the taps, my truck required these ABN Fuse Tap Fuse Holder & Fuse... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BU59QA8?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
     
  15. Jan 27, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    My clazzio seat heaters have a red (hot), black (ground), and a yellow which it's says goes to switched power. I think I'm good with the red and black but how do I go about the yellow(switched power)?
     
  16. Jan 27, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    ...stuff
    It’s for the switch to illuminate when you turn on the headlights.

    Use a cheap volt meter.
    You Tap off a nearby switch, really easy to do

    -Pull out the nearby switch.
    -Tap the black stick of the volt meter on a ground, a bolt or something nearby.
    -Put the red stick in to the different slots on the back of the switch.
    -It should read 0 volts
    -Turn on the headlights, and if it jumps from 0 to 12 volts with the headlights turning on; then that’s the wire you tap in to using a wire tap.

    Finish putting it all together, and drink a beer.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    Way beyond my comfort zone, but very impressed. Nice job.
    Toyotas a bunch of a —holes for not having heated seats in off-road vehicles that spend alot of time in the cold. Crappy old subarus have them!! Pretty obvious they dont ask Taco owners for input. Or we would all have bilstein 5100s as well for a starting point, not “2100s” or whatever is on my Sport.
    Ok done freaking out for the day. Moving on...
     
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  18. Jan 30, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    Well Subaru’s only have them on the premium and up models. You can easily have them on a Tacoma but you have to pay for the package. Not sure what your argument is.
     
  19. Jan 30, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    Though "Premium" is the first step up from the Base model. Not even larger wheels. Does that equate to SR5 in Tacoma land?
     
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  20. Jan 30, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    Not sure, I’ve never looked at options for anything but the off road. So I couldn’t tell you if you can even get heated seats in an SR5.
     
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