1980 Jeep CJ-7
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Ive replaced almost everything on the jeep. With hunting season around the corner, I thought Id update you on some of the mods Ive made on the jeep.
Austin is a big fan of the seat warmers on my truck. I did some research and found a company that makes good aftermarket set warmers. I called them and decided to try a set of their seat warmers.
Product: Rostra Precision Controls Seat Heater Model 25-1550
Bought From: Summit Racing Equipment
Cost: $234 for both seats
Three-position switch high/low, on/off
Rapid heat-up time. Feel comfort in less than one minute
Separate temperature sensors for seat's bottom and back for even heating
Continuous temperature monitoring prevents overheating.
In a nutshell:
Remove seats from vehicle
Remove seat covers
Pull off tabs and stick heating elements on seat bottom and back
Plug in all wiring under the seat
Mount On/Off Switch
Hook up two power (one full time & one ignition) and ground
Put seat covers back on
Mount seats in Jeep
Took about 2-hours to complete works like a charm
This is the sunglass holder out of the console. I cut appropriate size hole and mounted switches. One for each seat. I sealed the sunglass holder in place so the door would not swing open.
Sunglass holder removed and top drink holder removed. I routed the wiring into the bottom (dead space) of the drink holder
Sunglass holder back in place
Drink Holder out wiring in bottom drilled holes to feed wiring
Bottom of seat prior to installation
Seat warmer package
Seat Cover removed
I talked to Rostra with thick neoprene seat covers I can mount heating elements on top of existing seat it has tape that holds it in place will not damage seat cover if removal is needed.
Heating element upside down pull off tape tabs and stick down
Heating elements in place stick to seat bottom and back wiring routed between top and bottom
All wiring mounted under seat Two elements plug into square control module control module has three sets of wires coming out one set to plug into elements one set goes to on/off switch one set goes to power/ground. Its all held in place with zip ties
Seat cover back on
Drink holder back in place
Running cant see lights on in picture