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post #1 of 9 Old 11-03-2014, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Rear seat heaters

I installed seat heaters in my front seat last year and really like having them. The kids sit in back and I kind of like them, so I was considering putting the same in the rear seat (2011 JKU by the way).

Searching... has anyone done this?

Looking at the rear seats, the bottom looks like the fabric comes loose just like the fronts, with clips on the front edge you can unclip, then slip the heater element in But the backs appear completely stitched up.

Is my assessment correct or is there a secret way to get them off outside of ripping out stitches and restitching it?

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I installed heaters in the rear a couple of years ago. I didnt even remove the seats.Cover are pretty much the ame as the fronts.

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I installed heaters in the rear a couple of years ago. I didnt even remove the seats.Cover are pretty much the ame as the fronts.
Interesting. I felt around across the bottom of the seatback and didn't feel the same attachment as on the seatback on the front. I wonder if it's different between our year models...

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It seems to me that the backs on mine were zippers. The end of them were folded back and tucked in.

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I installed my rear seat warmers about 4-5 years ago, when I installed my Katzkins. Wasn't a difficult project, I bought the same ones I installed in the front seats, the wiring was just long enough.
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Thanks. I didn't get a chance to check last night, but I'm going to dig into it tonight and see if I can confirm. If it's a zipper, it will be amazingly simple. Hardest part will be finding the best power source since the accessory outlet is 20A... I don't mind having the front two on that since they are 4A each on high, and the only other thing I plug in there is my cell. But if all 4 are on high, it would potentially overload.

May just feed it from my dbox (once i install it).

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Ok... I checked closer and it's not as obvious as the fronts. There are small zippers on the corners, but they are kind of reversed, so it doesn't look quite like a zipper when you glance.

Also. across the back, at the very bottom, but not underneath, it is at the bottom of the back... feels like a piece of cardboard, but it's really a plastic lip that's folder over under the fabric and back into another channel where it locks. Hard to explain, but I'll get pictures when I actually remove them to install the heaters.

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Its really not hard to install the heaters without pulling the seats.

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Its really not hard to install the heaters without pulling the seats.
Sorry... yes, the rears definitely look easy w/o removing. Having done 2 sets of fronts, I'd still remove those although it could be done w/o. Mainly because of the difficulty getting the seat back cover reconnected... it takes work and manuevering even out of the vehicle... not sure I can twist my body the right ways to do it inside.

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