DIY Installing Heated Seats In Your Civic DIY

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  1. KennyGS

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    :eyebrows: seat surgeon :hail:
     
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    weathers starting to get cold, perfect time to add some bun warmers to your car!
     
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    ^ x 100000000 it snowed today
     
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    I want snow and bun warmers :(
     
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    i used my bun warmers going to the gym today, it was glorious
     
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    :rotfl: glorious warm buns :rotfl:
     
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    It looks like the switches are in the center console, though. We do not have these spots in the 9th. At least not in my Si.
     
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    Right, you would need to buy the 9th gen equivalent of the switches which would then mount up like on the leather equipped models
     
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    2012 9th gen part #s to have oem switches (2013 parts may be different)

    77311-TR0-A51ZA Plastic part the switches go into
    35600-TR0-003 The switches themselves
    93903-22320 screws for the switches (3x)
     
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    hey ethlar, what was the approx. cost of all the parts?
     
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    for the 8th gen the oem parts were the most expensive, i believe it was close to 130 for the switches/trim/panel and 70 for the 2 seat heater kit
     
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    Cool, thanks man. How much to drive down and have you do the install? hahahah
     
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    the installs not too bad as long as you leave yourself enough time to get it done, labor on the job would be astronomical though. I was quoted by a shop 300 a seat just for the labor.

    Do you have a Si or EX/LX model?
     
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    08 LX
     
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    oh then its easy, Si seats dont use the plastic retaining clips like the EX/LX does, they use metal hog rings that can be a pain to get to sit right when you reassemble the seat
     
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    If you have a weekend you can easily do a seat a day with time to spare, run the wiring while the interior is out and have it all running by Monday
     
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    Thanks for the help. Im really thinking about doing this......
     
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    definitely do it, its worth it, you can message me with any questions you have while doing it
     
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    I was looking on CHH's website and found that the EX-L comes with heated seats. Although, the pads themselves are quite expensive, but they should hook up to the electrical easily.
     
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    you can go that route if you want, its far cheaper and just as effective to use the generic heating elements and wire it up to the oem switches like i did
     

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