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Seat Heater Switch Mod?
Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:06 AM
I'm considering some possible options:
1- Pulling the fuse during the months when I don't want to use the heaters. I haven't checked to see if this would deactivate things other than the seat heaters.
2- Installing some sort of cut-off switch to disconnect the power when I don't need the heaters; possibly inside the little cargo bin right behind the switches. Would be more convenient than pulling a fuse, but don't know what kind of wiring headache this might be.
3- Moving the switches; probably forward on the console somewhere. Might be a pain to cut the console and get everything to look good, but doesn't involve any rewiring.
4- Creating some kind of removable cover for the switches. This is probably what I'll try first- maybe I can find a small scrap of plastic that would fit and attach it with Velcro strips. Any suggestions?
I realize that space is at a premium inside the vehicle, but this is not a good location for a rocker switch, IMHO. Any thoughts?
Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:43 AM
Originally posted by calebz
Try not resting your arm on them.......
Yeah... I thought of that one too, but I always seem to do it. :-p
Posted 18 February 2004 - 12:29 PM
On modification that you might want to consider, if you are going to rewire, is to add a timer-relay so that the heaters turn themselves off after a pre-set-time (like the rear-window defogger).
Let us know what you do decide. I might also be in the market...
Posted 18 February 2004 - 12:36 PM
Originally posted by forester2002s
...add a timer-relay so that the heaters turn themselves off after a pre-set-time (like the rear-window defogger).
That would be a good solution, as well.
Posted 18 February 2004 - 08:53 PM
Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:53 AM
Originally posted by North Ursalia
I don't know if you thought of a more simple solution, like getting the armrest extension, which will make it nigh on impossible to accidentally tip the switches .
I didn't know there was anything like that available- that's why I love this place; learn something new every day!
Is this an add-on to the console? Anybody got a link or a pic?
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