DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 3RD Generation Dodge Ram 2002 to 2008 Dodge Ram Trucks > Body & Interior


Notices

Body & Interior 3rd Gen Dodge Ram Body & Interior Problems and Questions.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-27-2013, 03:11 AM
redline511's Avatar
redline511 redline511 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Billings MT
Age: 40
Posts: 31
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: laramie
Color: red
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
redline511 is on a distinguished road
Default Heated seats

Hey guys got a question for ya. I have the two tone leather seats but no heaters . I was wondering if anyone has installed a universal heater kit in their truck or if it is possible. I have noticed that their are a lot of hog rings in the seat bottom so I do not know if the universal heater will work or will I have to buy a oem. Also on a different subject has anyone switched their side mirrors to the newer style with the heat and led with turning signal. Just wondering because I like the look and was hoping it would be a bolt on or light mod. Any info would be great help. Thanks Guys
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 10-05-2013, 07:02 PM
Tet's Avatar
Tet Tet is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Indiana
Posts: 5
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: 1500 SLT
Color: Burgandy
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Tet is on a distinguished road
Talking Heated Seats

Okay I want to revive this question because I see it's been a few months since you asked!

I am new here and I work at an automotive custom shop and we specialize in installing Katzkin Leather Interiors, Heated Seats, and Seat Coolers. We also install sunroofs, reverse cameras, and all sorts of other automotive accessories.

I install katzkin kits and seat heaters all day long and let me briefly show you how they work and how you properly cut them so you can still hog ring or Velcro your listings (depending on what your seats have) without damaging your heating pads.


Below is a picture showing the location of the main Positive Wire (+) and main Negative Wire (-). These pads are wired in parallel and each row of wires running horizontally are powered by the main positive and negative vertical wires on the sides. If you sever either of the main vertical wires nothing above the point you severed will work and anything below the severed point will still function.


So you place the pad on your cushion and you have a listing running horizontally and need to hog ring your cover to the cushion but the heating pad is in the way. You need to cut out a 'window' that doesn't sever either of your vertical main wires like below. this will still keep the horizontal wires that are above and below your 'window' operational. Also, you can cut as many windows as you need but the more you take away the less area you have to heat up.



There is really no reason to order the stock heating elements unless your just wanting to keep a stock look for your switches but either way the universal seat heaters work on any vehicles seats.


** One last thing I want to illustrate is sometimes you have seats that have vertical listings on your cushions. If you cut a vertical window you sever the connection from (+) to (-) the entire run of the window you cut out. So do not cut the heating pads like this below:


What you want to do is on your cushion where the listing is located you want to tuck the heating pad into the crevice where the listing is and apply glue on top of the heating pad in the crease. then spray your leather cover where the listing is located so the listing will be glued down into the crease and it will look like its still hog ringed down. **

If anyone has any further questions please feel free to ask!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-07-2013, 06:23 PM
Tet's Avatar
Tet Tet is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Indiana
Posts: 5
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: 1500 SLT
Color: Burgandy
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Tet is on a distinguished road
Cool Revision on Previous Post

So today at work I was installing Katzkin Leather and Heated Seats on a 2014 Ford Escape SE, and wanted to take some real pictures instead of the ones before I edited in MSPaint.



As you can see in the above picture, this seat cushion has a horizontal listing that the heating pad will cover up and prevent you from being able to secure the cover with hog rings.



As you can see above I highlighted the main positive and negative wires that run vertically up the sides. Cut your window out with a razor blade to start then finish the window with scissors. You will want to cut extra on the top of the window so you can tuck into the crevice like below:



As you can see above the pad is now glued down and tucked into the crevice and the wire is fed down to the bottom through the + shaped cutout on the cushion.



Now you can see above I hog-ringed the listing on the new cover through the window onto the cushion and it's tucked into the crevice nice and snug.



Now the new Katzkin leather fits like the seat heater isn't even under it.

Hope this is easier to understand seeing it actually installed.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum