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post #1 of 12 Old 11-16-2010, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Seat heater question

I have an 08 job 1 FX4 that did not come with seat heaters. I am installing after market (it sux) and wanted to know if I could splice the power into the harness for the seat controls? The heaters come with an inline fuse, so that would be spliced in the power wire. They also have their own relay.
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I recently did this myself. It is locatred here: Anyone installed heated seats??

I talked a bit about my process and how I wired my system up. Both times that I have installed a set of seat heaters, I wired into the fuse panel. The in cab panel on our trucks is located on the passenger side under the dash. As far as answering your questions about wiring into the seat controls, I can not answer that myself. Hopefully someone can answer that one or you could maybe contact the maufacturer of the heated seat kit. Good luck and feel free to ask questions if you have any.

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JB, on my truck my fuse panel is on the passenger kick panel. Is that a different panel? Also thanks for the reply.
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You are correct. It is on the passenger side, but I put driver side in my first post by mistake. I forget which fuse I tapped into, but I do believe it was a 20 amp fuse that is controlled by the ignition switch. If you need any more pictures or anything just let me know. I can try to get them to you as quickly as possible.

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How did you tap into the fuse? Did you splice into the wires in the back of the block running to it or did you find an empty fuse location and use it?
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OK, I found a fuse to use. It is 20a and it says that it is the heated seat relay feed, although the truck didnt come with them lol. I tested it and it has power to it constant.

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That may have been the fuse that I used, but I don't remember exactly. Just make sure that the power to that fuse cuts out when the ignition is turned off and the door is opened. When doing mine, I forgot for a minute that there is still power in the vehicle once the key is turned off and the door has not been opened yet.

The kit that I have says to check for which side of the fuse is positive(+). To do this, remove the fuse and turn the ignition on. Use your test light to see which side of the slot illuminates with the fuse removed, the side that does is the positive(+) side. Then tap into the positive side of the fuse.

I used one of the fuse taps that slips over one blade of the fuse to tap into it. You can also use the piggy-back fuses which have a wire coming out of the top of the fuse that you splice into. You should be able to pick on up at a Radio Shack or any electronic supply store.

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JB.... Can you look and see which fuse you used. All my 20 amps have constant power to them. I am half tempted to use the one labeled for the seat heater relay, but my instructions do say switched 12 volts. I am thinking that it is for strictly safety though.
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I will look for you as soon as I can get a chance. The reason the directions say to use switched power is because you don't want the heaters staying on all the time. I made this mistake once on my last truck and it would drain the battery if i forgot to turn them off. Plus, it isn't good i'm sure to have them powered up at all times for safety reasons as well.

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I apologize for the delay in getting back to you, but I have yet to be able to check which fuse I used for my install. It's dark everyday when I get home from work and I can't get my truck into my garageto check it out. If I get a chance today I will try and get you an answer.

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