Heated seats upgrade

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    Default Heated seats upgrade

    We just picked up a 2002 desert sand Sequoia SR5. We got the SR5 rather than a limited b/c my wife wanted the desert sand color, which isn't available in the Limited version. We were able to get just about every option we wanted, except the heated seats. Our dealer has a company in Seattle that can retrofit heaters on our existing seats, but it won't be stock, and they don't use the system/buttons that are in the Limiteds.

    Do any of you know of a way to get stock heated seats in an SR5, or at least use the heating activation system in the Limiteds, to activate retrofitted seats?

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    dhclark,

    some time ago, if i remember correctly, a member got aftermarket seat heaters and used the LTD switches. you should ask the aftermarket company if they can use the stock swithes in place of their switches. i don't see why they couldn't because in most cases a switch is a switch.

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    Simias,

    I'd be curious if someone knows about which company he went with. The company that our dealer uses (Classic Softtrim, http://www.classicsofttrim.com/ ) apparently does not use the switches b/c they're "incompatible" with the heater elements that they install to the seats. They apparently put their own switch on the side of each seat. Problem with that is that it's nice to be able to turn on the passenger seat ahead of time if you're going to pick someone up, but you wouldn't be able to reach the far side of the passenger seat with the button where they put it.

    another nice feature of the stock buttons is that they're a two-step switch (low and high).

    I think the reason CS may avoid using the stock switches is that they'd have to wire into the center console, which would require taking it apart. Another step they don't want to do.

    Any idea how to find the comment from the other TS member?

    thanks for your help.

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    sorry dhclark. it was so long ago (early last year) so i don't remember anything other than why he got it done.

    i'll look around on my own and see if i can find anything else as well.

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    Default Heated Seats

    I think (and I stress think) that the stock heated seats only operates if someone is sitting on the seat, regardless if the switch is on or not. I tried warming up the passenger seat before my wife got in and she said it was cold, but then heated up as soon as she sat down. Now when it's cold, I turn the button on and put pressure on the seat (so the seat belt sign blinks) with my hand and the seat warms up. Anyone else or I am whacked?!

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    Default back up sensors?

    does anyone know a place in or around phoenix that installs back up sensors?
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