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Old December 8th, 2004, 06:18 AM
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Heater in the seat

Apparently my D2 has the heating element in the seat and only lacks the wiring and control switch. Anyone upgraded their's? If so, lessons learned? Recommended parts vendor?

Getting cold - Brian
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Old December 8th, 2004, 06:49 AM
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Look around for a "heated seat switch kit". Should be around $60 and will include 2 switches and a new bezel. If your truck has the elements you should only have to install the switches, plug in the connectors and be done with it.
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Old December 10th, 2004, 07:49 AM
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I can't believe what I'm reading! Guys in California talking about seat heaters.

What you do if you came to the midwest in the dead of winter? I had a friend in college from LA that had supposedly never seen snow before. I went to school in Bloomington, IN, not exactly the coldest place on earth. I nearly fell to the floor when I saw him dress up for the first snowfall. He looked like the Michelin man.
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Old December 10th, 2004, 08:11 AM
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He looked like the Michelin man.

i can totally picture that!
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Old December 10th, 2004, 09:44 AM
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I have always wanted to install the seat heater elements in my Defender. I love heated seats.
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Old December 13th, 2004, 08:46 AM
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Got our first snow this AM here in Pittsburgh area. Been using my heated seats for about a month now. I don't think I will own another car without them.

-Rob
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Old December 13th, 2004, 10:21 AM
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My wife has a BMW X5. Not only does it have super high power heated seats, it also has a heated steering wheel. Another nice feature is that you can have the heat on your feet and then bring in cool air through the dash. The X5 is a really nice car, but I still drive the Disco.
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Old December 13th, 2004, 11:35 AM
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My wife has a BMW X5. ...... The X5 is a really nice car, but I still drive the Disco.

Admit it... your wife doesn't let you drive the X5. :p
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Old December 13th, 2004, 01:19 PM
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Yeah, you're right. The only time that I drive it is when she's along for the ride.
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Old December 13th, 2004, 02:37 PM
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if you ever owned a pre 95 RRC you will not find an option to get hot air comming thru the front vents. it simply isnt plumbed that way. i loved my rrc but hated that heater.

i just noticed my mirrors are heated in the disco. i never noticed on my old disco.
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Old December 13th, 2004, 03:15 PM
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u guys talk about keeping your asses and hands warm... i bet the X5's don't have heated windshield ...
the awesome thing is that both my 89 classic and the 04 disco have them...

very nice when it's frozen like this...
i tried scraping off the ice on the side windows and gave up...



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