Aftermarket seat heater instalation help - Pontiac Solstice Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Pontiac Solstice Forum > Technical Solstice Discussion > Mods - Interior/Exterior Functional/Appearance
Register Home Forum Gallery Owner Registry Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

SolsticeForum.com is the premier Pontiac Solstice Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-05-2011, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Zengod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dallas
Send a message via AIM to Zengod Send a message via Yahoo to Zengod
Aftermarket seat heater instalation help

Hello Forum, I bought the universal seat heaters for my solstice recently & i am currently trying to find the best places to install the actual buttons, and where to wire them into to the car. Any knowledge on this, or how you installed them is welcomed.
Zengod is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-05-2011, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
TomatoSoup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
There is tons on this in the fora if you search... but one of the forum members, odiaz, has put together a pretty comprehensive how-to, including at least three variations on button placement. See his compendium write-up at: http://www.cherod.com/solstice/HowTos/HeatedSeats.htm
__________________
Owner of "Campbelle", a Brazen 2008 GXP ... with mods piling up...

Last edited by TomatoSoup; 12-05-2011 at 09:02 PM.
TomatoSoup is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2011, 02:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
maddog4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vilseck, Germany
TS is right. That is the same thread I used to install mine without a hitch. I did choose a different switch location though that required no drilling. I ordered the membrane switches and placed them on the center tunnel. I will try to get a picture up later of the actual location. But suffice it to say, adding heated seats to my Sol before moving to Germany was one of the smartest things I've done yet.

Switch placement:


Last edited by maddog4; 12-06-2011 at 03:05 AM.
maddog4 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2011, 09:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
TomShadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Warren, Michigan
I installed the heating pads in my seats back in May but never have gotten around to completing my install. The thought of drilling a hole in the dash really scares me, I guess.
I was thinking of putting my switch just below the 'power' plug (shown in Maddog's pic above). This would be just to the left of the shifter. Anybody know if there's room under that area for the switch?

Temps are in the 30's now. When they get below 20 I'll be sorry I procrastinated!!
TomShadow is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2011, 06:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
TomatoSoup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomShadow View Post
I was thinking of putting my switch just below the 'power' plug (shown in Maddog's pic above). This would be just to the left of the shifter. Anybody know if there's room under that area for the switch?
Not by default, no. There's a pressed steel support bracket right behind the plastic. It may be that you can cut a hole in that steel piece, but the other issue is that that area of the dash is heavily curved and your switch won't lie flat anyway.
__________________
Owner of "Campbelle", a Brazen 2008 GXP ... with mods piling up...
TomatoSoup is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-16-2012, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
where did you find the seat kits with the membrane switches?
wcf59 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2012, 09:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
carnut122's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Waleska, GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zengod View Post
Hello Forum, I bought the universal seat heaters for my solstice recently & i am currently trying to find the best places to install the actual buttons, and where to wire them into to the car. Any knowledge on this, or how you installed them is welcomed.
Bun warmers in Dallas? I thought about installing them too, but I'm not sure if it would be worth it her in GA.
carnut122 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2012, 09:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
maddog4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vilseck, Germany
Quote:
Originally Posted by wcf59 View Post
where did you find the seat kits with the membrane switches?
Link to the kit I installed is below:

Custom Fit Heated or Massage Seat Kit - PFYC.com
maddog4 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2012, 11:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
thanks Maddog. I found it. How do the membrane switches mount without drilling holes? I like the idea of them being on the side of the console where they can be seen and easily reached.
wcf59 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2012, 05:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
maddog4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vilseck, Germany
Quote:
Originally Posted by wcf59 View Post
thanks Maddog. I found it. How do the membrane switches mount without drilling holes? I like the idea of them being on the side of the console where they can be seen and easily reached.
It is double sided tape. It seems like pretty good stuff. Just make sure that you clean the mounting spot really well. I went through a bit og sitting and looking before I picked that spot. For example, I ride with my elbow on the center "arm rest" (in quotes because there is nothing restful about the stock arem rest) and the fingers of my right hand in the shifter well (usually playing with the leather waiting to shift). If you look at the picture, you will see that the switch is right where my thumb would be. Easy peezy. So, it's comfortable and no hunting for the button. And it's inobtrusive.

But as with every other mod, it is a matter of personal taste and what you want. That's why we do these little mods, right? To get it just how we want, not someone else.

Oh, forgot to mention the other reason I chose that spot, the ribbon cable that comes out of the bottom of the switch tucks under the trim very nicely right there.
maddog4 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac Solstice Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:22 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®. Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.