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Arrow How much of a pain is it to retrofit heated seats?

found some cheap twotones on craigslist from a fellow service member at the local military base.

His are heated which is a nice option which mine doesnt have. Has anyone been down the road on this yet?

Installed them today:



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someone has. don't remember if it was for a r170 or r171. have you 'searched' top right yet?


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There's an aftermarket kit that a lot of guys use for a fraction of the price. From what I've reed they seem to work very well.
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I have heard that all the wiring is there, You need to find the connectors under the seats & in the console, You also need to get the switches that fit in the console.
Ive seen the switches on eBay.


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the seats have the heated pad option. There is a 4 pin connector underneath for them. Are you sure that they are prewired underneath from the factory for heated seats even if it was not ordered?
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Those new seats look amazing in there!

Your original seats look better than mine, care to send them to a fellow (ex) service member? ;-)
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I am going to sell them soon. Got any business in VA/DC soon?
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I can't speak for the 170, but for the 171 a lot of the seat bottom heaters fail, like mine, due to broken mesh heater wires. In other words get some assurance that they actually work when you make a purchase.

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