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Old 12-19-2011, 10:05 PM
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No, no splicing. That's the great thing about the Mopar kit, it's made for the truck so everything is plug and play. It actually gets it's power from the power port on the dash or center console depending on what you have. My wife and I went to dinner tonight and she was impressed with how hot it got on high setting. She has an '11 Charger R/T and she said her seats don't get that hot that fast.
One thing I noticed is that the switches do not light up with the dash lights, which would be nice at night. And yes, I wish they would come on with the remote start.
Taking the seat's apart isn't that big of a deal. You will need hog ring pliers and cutters. I got mine from the local Harbor Freight store for 15 bucks for both. You will also need to cut 2 small holes in the dash for the switch wires to run through.
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Great job, I've been wanting to do this but was concerned about how much work is involved and I don't want the dealer to do the job. I've already reviewed the instructions and it seems a bit complicated. Did you have to take the seats out of the truck ? Since you have done this and are saying it was a fairly easy install I'm now rethinking this, it can get pretty cold here in the Winter.
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This is where I installed my switches. Job wasn't too hard, removing the seats made it easier to install the heat pads and run the wires. Took about 3-4 hours to do and was totally worth it.
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Like Russ said, alot easier to take the seats out for install. This is definitely a do it yourself job. Plus, the money you save not paying dealer labor can go towards more mods!
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This is where I installed my switches. Job wasn't too hard, removing the seats made it easier to install the heat pads and run the wires. Took about 3-4 hours to do and was totally worth it.
I just got this kit for Christmas and I am wondering about the switches and how they work. I already checked the pin-outs and know that there is a single dry contact obviously sensed by the control module. So each press must cycle around from off-low-med-high and off again. Is that how they work and do you ever see just four leds lit ? I'm considering buying the Aux factory switch bank that goes in where the RAM logo is so I need to understand how the switches work. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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The sequence is Off-High(6leds)-Med(4leds)-Low(2leds)-Off. So far I rarely use high cause it's pretty dang hot.
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That is nice! I wondered what was involved in doing this myself. That would be so nice to have on those days when my back is sore as hell from work or when the heater just won't warm up fast enough some cold mornings! This is on my list too!
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The sequence is Off-High(6leds)-Med(4leds)-Low(2leds)-Off. So far I rarely use high cause it's pretty dang hot.
^^^^ That's interesting. I was fooling around with a 6V battary pack yesterday using the 4 pins that come out of the switch. I'm only bench testing the switch by itself. I could only light up two leds or six leds. There was no combination that only lit four of them. I'm trying to understand the switch so I can possible use the factory AUX switch bank. So I guess I will keep testing because there has to be a pair of pins that will light only 4 leds . I do know that two of the pins connect to the switch part and provide a momentary dry contact (so the control module must sense this and cycle the heat settings.
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Like Russ said, alot easier to take the seats out for install. This is definitely a do it yourself job. Plus, the money you save not paying dealer labor can go towards more mods!
So any tricks to getting the seats out and installing the heating pads, I am going to try and install them on Sunday I decided to use the switches that came with the kit however will be locating them kinda out of view down on the side of the console. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.
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All, I just want to say thanks for the insight. This forum is awesome. After reading about the Mopar Heated Seat kit 8221089AB, I decided to get a set for my 2011 1500 Sport. For $280.00 this was the best mod I've done yet.
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