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Old 12-07-2009, 10:49 PM   #21
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Done!!!!!! What a great DIY. It took me about 2 hours and it was just a broken wire. So, I didn't have to order a new pad. Thanks so much for the write up. By the way wear gloves when taking off/putting on the seat cover. You'll cut your hands up!!!!
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just got mine done

Great right up but this write up is for the Recaro not the standard SVT seats, just a heads up as you will have to deal with hog rings on a standard seat.

My pad had to be replaced as the old one shorted out on itself and fryed the thermostat but it is all good now.
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looks like a good write up! gotta look into fixing mine, winter is soon down here!
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its too late for me were already in a blizzard
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I need to get on this soon. I cannot take the cold leather anymore! When the heaters did work I thought I recall feeling it on my lower back to, will I need to replace that pad as well? Since both pads are not working do you think it may just be the wire that is gone at the thermostat?
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:17 PM   #26
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Hi everyone, My first post on here and it's a help one! Have had my ST170 for just about a month now and the drivers heated seat doesn't work, passenger side is ok though. If the seat pad goes does it stop the pad in the back of the seat working as well or is it more likely it's got a broken wire?
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Thanks for the fantastic instructions - made my own project go a lot smoother and a lot less stressful!
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I need to get on this soon. I cannot take the cold leather anymore! When the heaters did work I thought I recall feeling it on my lower back to, will I need to replace that pad as well? Since both pads are not working do you think it may just be the wire that is gone at the thermostat?
Does anyone know the answer to this question, because I have power at the plug from the switch but no heat on the bottom or the back, my pass side works great however.
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installing electric seats?

Hello folks, It looks like I will be the owner of a Ford Focus TDCI 2006 without electric seats. Would it be possible for a novice but +medium handy to also add electricity as well as electric seats/pads according to these nice advises?
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bump, cuz this thread helped alot.

just did my regular SVT seat.
i can confirm having to remove the hog rings. instead of getting replacement rings and the hog ring too, i just used zap straps as a replacement.

this is the part i got from Steve at Tousley
3S4Z-14D696-CA for about $25.

now, it worked, but it wasnt perfect. the old part may have been discontinued. anyways i had to cut my own holes thru the fabric to get the hog rings to hold. the existing holes were in the wrong spot. the pictures show the thermostat and wire are in the wrong spot, so to get the wire to match the hole in the seat foam, the pad had to shift up.

this one shows where i cut the new holes


and, the plug at the end didnt fit, but i was able to disassemble it enough to get the pins out and put the pins in the old plug.

also, i used a little bit of 1 minute epoxy to glue down the edges of the heating pad to keep it from shifting during use.

all in all, only took a few hours, and wasnt too hard.
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