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Old 09-29-2013, 03:21 PM   #31
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So I think I'm going to try this myself but can somebody elaborate a little bit more on this part right here.

"With you spool of wire, cut two lengths. Start at the fuse box, run it along the door sill trim, and into the driver's side seat area. Do the same for the passenger side, cutting across the driver's side area, through the gap on the bottom of the center console.

Strip the end of each wire. Pull the 15A fuses, shove one end of the wires into one of the slots where the blades from the fuse would go. Then reinsert the fuse, holding it in place.

Tuck the wires under the sill plates."
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:01 PM   #32
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If anyone is planning on doing this, please take the safe route and use something like this Add-A-Fuse from Amazon when you tap into the fusebox for power.

Other than that, nice write up!
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Absolutely, sorry I missed that step. Tapping the fuses in this manner does NOT get you any circuit protection.
Peaches the link you provided.. is this it?

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...entifier=32416

It only says 10Amp, aren't the heated seats 15A? Will this work?
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:35 AM   #33
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I plan on doing this mod to my daughters car with she comes home from school for break. So I need to gather a little more information. Are the fuses that you connected to constant on or switched? If they are constant on, does anybody know where I can tap into a switched source to run a relay? I prefer to have the power cut to the seat heaters with the car is shut off.

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Old 02-08-2014, 11:41 AM   #34
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I plan on doing this mod to my daughters car with she comes home from school for break. So I need to gather a little more information. Are the fuses that you connected to constant on or switched? If they are constant on, does anybody know where I can tap into a switched source to run a relay? I prefer to have the power cut to the seat heaters with the car is shut off.

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for sure you want to use a relay and switched power otherwise she will end up with a dead battery at some point
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I have installed 2 of these kits in my 04 and my sisters 07, Now in those cars the seat heater fuse is a switched circuit.

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for sure you want to use a relay and switched power otherwise she will end up with a dead battery at some point
The kits come with relays already in-line, no need to install ones on your own.
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I forgot to mention that it is a 2012 sedan. You are correct that a relay comes with the kit. Just need to know where to find a switched source if the heated seat fuses are not.
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they should be switched in the 2012, rear fuse panel
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Excuse my ignorance but where is the location of this rear fuse box?
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Pg 302-303

Fuses F34 and F35
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