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    Adding heated seat elements to non-heated sport seat

    Hey Guys.....this got no response on the “interior” sub forum hoping someone over here can help.

    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=431440
    89 325ix coupe Diamondschwartz
    1994 Mazda Miata

    #2
    ive got a pair of heated seat elements,

    1 has pigtail , the other dosn't

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      #3
      Thanks Brutus. I have the elements, just trying to figure out the correct way to attach them to the seat foam.
      89 325ix coupe Diamondschwartz
      1994 Mazda Miata

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        #4
        Originally posted by E30andy View Post
        Thanks Brutus. I have the elements, just trying to figure out the correct way to attach them to the seat foam.

        don't you just shove them in between the seams? Possibly with a paint stick?
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          #5
          audiquattrot....I took the seats completely apart so I have full access. I thought about just laying the elements on the foam but they will probably move and bunch up when I put the seat leather back on.

          I’m sure someone out there has had a heated seat apart and can comment on how these things are secured to the seat foam.
          89 325ix coupe Diamondschwartz
          1994 Mazda Miata

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            #6
            Audiquattrot already gave you the answer. The heating elements just slide in between the seams. There is a little sleeve that you take one element at a time a slide it the whole way in. I used a paint stick. This is the way you do it for the sport and comfort seat style. I don't know the procedure for convertible and M3 style seats.
            How to remove, install or convert to pop out windows
            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=297611


            Could be better, could be worse.

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              #7
              Awesome thanks guys!

              Previous owner put cabrio sports seat in my ix. The stitching on the cabrio seats is different than coupe/sedan sport seats, it is perpendicular instead of lengthwise, so I will need to improvise a bit with the heating elements.
              Last edited by E30andy; 06-30-2019, 07:07 AM.
              89 325ix coupe Diamondschwartz
              1994 Mazda Miata

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                #8
                The convertible and M3 style seats have completely different heating elements. If you have sport or comfort seat elements(long 4 finger style) sell them and get the right kind for your seat. If you are just going to make something work get a generic heated seat set and install those elements instead.

                I bought a generic heated seat set and used those elements in my Recaro LX's. I bought a set of burnt out stock element for the connector and made a jumper to connect to stock wiring and aftermarket elements. And I just laid the aftermarket elements on the foam where I wanted them before putting the leather overtop.
                How to remove, install or convert to pop out windows
                http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=297611


                Could be better, could be worse.

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                  #9
                  Did not know that rzerob. Thanks for the info. I was going to try to make the non-cab heaters work in my cab seats.

                  So doing some research on realoem, I get this part # for cabrio seat base heater.....64111376034. Interestingly it’s the same part # as for non cabrio cloth sport seats. Can’t find any pictures to confirm it’s the correct part, but fcp has it for $100, so will order tomorrow.

                  Thanks again rzerob!
                  Last edited by E30andy; 06-30-2019, 02:51 PM.
                  89 325ix coupe Diamondschwartz
                  1994 Mazda Miata

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