How to install heated seats in the car by himself?
Installed heated seats in the car: instruction, tips
The heated seat is not only convenient, but also much more comfortable than the standard car “stove”. This gadget works very fast, so it’s nice icy winter morning, to sit in the seat of the car is equipped with this seemingly simple option.
Plopped down on the icy seat for a few seconds, started the car, pressed the heater button, and within a couple minutes, the car is not ice cold, but lukewarm. All will heat up while brushing snow from the car. And here it is – the highest pleasure to sit in a warm chair, when all around is cold. Ten minutes later, you can disable or translate in a less intensive mode – fries your device from the soul.
In General, who first tried, he hardly ever refuses such a thing, especially if you are the leather seats… unfortunately, not all cars were originally equipped with heating. If you enter the number, you don’t need to get upset. You have three ways to retrofit your machine:
either through a cushion heated seat (cheapest, but least attractive option);
through the subsequent installation of the heating inside the seats (the most time consuming and complicated method);
by replacing the seat (most expensive way).
The fastest way seat heating: heating mantle
The cheapest and least time consuming way of seat heating is a Cape with this function. It can be found online at:
and specialized stores, where there are a lot of similar commodities in different versions, for different models of cars with different seats. Cape installs in seconds and typically is powered by a 12-volt power outlet “cigarette lighter”. The installation does not require any special knowledge or skills. Straighten your seat cover, secure it with the straps according to the instructions.
The only thing you should watch out so that the pads fit to your car seat is well fixed and, if possible, do not slip. Next, include a plug in cigarette lighter and the heating element begins to work his magic, pull out plug from 12-volt outlet and the cushion stops to warm:
Video taken from YouTube channel MrCAHEK87
There are certainly more “advanced” options for the heating of covers, with multiphase controllers, beautiful appearance, and even features massage and cooling… But they still will not be as comfortable as seats with heating, cooling and massage, will often break, and are these overlays multi functional no cheap: 5-9 thousand as standard, unlike those cases with a single heating function, which can be bought for 1.000 -2.500 rubles.
Note: the seat pad must not cover the side airbags.
Crazy stick: retrofit seat heating
The second option is suitable for those who know how to work with your hands and confident in their knowledge and abilities. The electric heating elements inside the seats, under the upholstery.
In this case, the backrest and the seat cushion must first be removed (note: this doesn’t work with glued fabric covers, there is sure to consult a professional). As a rule, the seat covers can be easily opened with zippers. Then the padding is removed. Next, install wiring and connect to a regular electrician.
Important: if the seat has the side airbag, be sure to perform a retrofit in a specialized workshop. Improper handling of the airbag can cause airbag inflation and your injury.
An example of a self-installation heating elements:
Video taken YouTube channel and Repeat Autohack
Depending on the model, heated seats for upgrading a standard seat costs plus or minus the order of 2,000 thousand rubles. coolauto.su
If you are sure that you will be able to carry out the installation yourself, you should contact the workshop. This additional expenditure in the amount of from 3,500 to 8,000 rubles, depending on the number of seats, for example, the two front and the complexity of their design. If the seat covers are glued, the cost of work is higher, and the price of the installation increases proportionally.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEAT HEATING (EXAMPLE)
If you don’t want to give up heated seats in the car you can install it yourself. How to do it, I built C-Class in the walkthrough. Also with the subject you can see in the video above, if the soul at the moment is reading.
Disconnect: first you need to disconnect the negative terminal. If you do not, you risk a short circuit and burn something. After the push-off terminals will illuminate the warning lamp of airbags.
Remove: the four screws in the seat rails (rails installed on the floor), the two connectors under the seat and one screw on the seat belt. No more additional actions in C-Class to take is not necessary. Pull the seat.
Analysis: Separate the seat from the base seat, so you can get to the innards. Two screws hold the seat on the main frame.
Withdrawal: When the screws are turned, the seat can be lifted by the frame, is the only way to remove the fabric cover from the cushion.
Removal: Squeeze the seat base and lift the guide cover from the seat frame.
Work with a drill Through the hole and put the cable for seat heating.
Cut a window in the center of the seat is the clip for which you need to fix the wire attachment to access it, the Mat is cut a window.
Installation: the heating Mat is clipped under the seat a few inches to cut (depending on the width of the seat). In the case of seat Mercedes-Benz it is. The Mat is fixed with double-sided adhesive tape.
Installation: mount the wire on the hook, then put the cover on the lower part of the seat. Smooth the fabric folds should not be.
To loosen: Loosen the latch lower anchorages, you can now remove the cover and push it down.
To disengage: on the bottom side there are two hooks that can be easily removed.
Clips: On the back is a guide – gently bend them with a screwdriver, then slide your fingers.
Side wall: we weaken the adjustment of the lumbar support, remove the upholstery from the side of the seat, thereby making room for the heating Mat.
Hook: the trim is fixed over the base with a hook, included in the red clip holding the fabric in place. It can be disassembled with a screwdriver.
Heating Mat: to cut the size of the seat. Double sided adhesive tape is designed to prevent slippage of the Mat under the seat cover during use.
The installation of rug: it should lie flat. Not to touch the elements of side airbags, you can set the Parking behind the curtain only to one side.
Work with a drill: the power Button can be put in any convenient place at hand. In this case, the chosen location is next to the wheel tilt adjustment of the seat. Easily accessible, do not interfere.
Install switch: If a suitable drill is missing, modify the diameter of a round needle file until the heater switch snaps into place in the hole.
Connecting power: current should flow only when the ignition is on. If you forget to turn off the heating, the battery is discharged.
Mask: route the cable through the inner part under the seat. Plastic cover usually held only with plastic clips.
Connection: It Is Important (!) the cables should be long enough.
Sanity check: all connected? The switch will light up red. The seat and back will start to heat up at your request, only one click on the button.
Convenient alternative: replace the car seat
The most convenient – and most expensive – possibility of installing a heated seat in the car is to replace the seat entirely on analog, but with the heating function.
Matching car seat with heated seats you can buy for disassembly. Depending on the year the set of two seats would cost from 5 to 30 and 60 thousand rubles or even more: baza.drom.ru
There is also the following rule applies: if the seat mounted side airbag, removing and installing must be done by a specialist. The price is usually negotiable.