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Heated Seats for a Jeep


Peal the seat cover up, I found it easier to remove the two hog rings holding the two steel rods to the frame.  Note: These two rods must go back into the holes midway up the seat if they fall out or they will stick out on the seat, easy to fix just make a note.  Peal and stick your seat heater and route the cable out the the bottom.  It fits nicely between the plastic clips that hold the seat together on reassembly.


Hog ring pliers, if you don't have them, this is going to suck.  If you do have them here is how they work.  Take a hog ring from the Mopar kit and place it between the jaws.  Notice how it holds the ring nicely.  See your channel locks do that  <grin>


Starting with the bottom seat start to put the cover back into place.  Where you removed the hog rings you need to replace them.  Taking the pliers and the hog ring as just shown and clip the seat cover back to the bar in the seat.  Squeeze the pliers far enough to wrap the ring into a circle around itself.  Do this for each hog ring and stick the cover to the Velcro when you get there. Be sure to get all the hog rings replaced.  On the seat back make sure you get the bars back into the holes further up and reattach them to the seat frame.


Reattach all of the plastic clips holding the cover to the seat frame.  Note the sides and the back may need some gentle help with a screwdriver to reattach them.

Repeat for the other seat.


Before installing the seats, route the green wiring from the seat location under the carpet up to your location in the dash where you attached the cable junction and attaching each cable to the correct side.  Be sure to cable tie the wiring out of the way.

Reinstall the seats in the vehicle and torque the seat bolts to factory spec.  On my '05 FSM, it shows rear Outboard bolt to 33 Nm or 25ft lbs, inboard rear to 74 Nm or 55 ft lbs, front bolts to 33 Nm or 25 ft lbs.  Check your service manual for your vehicle.

Attach wiring in the floor you just installed to the connector on the seat.  Make sure to cable tie excess cabling out of the way so the seat can move without interfering with the wires.

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