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Leather/heated seat (front and rear) installation write up

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by AlmightyCrash, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Dec 10, 2018 at 5:31 PM
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    The rear heaters ($50 shipped) arrived a day early!!

    The wiring isn’t as well done, but it is prewired with relay and harnesses.
    I opted for dual simple switches to install in the back of the console between the rear vents and the 12v plug.
    B349799D-8B58-4DB4-8A68-9D296749D1C7.jpg
    The rears will only have off/low/high.
    Rear middle gets nothing.
     
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  2. Dec 10, 2018 at 5:42 PM
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    Can you PM link to where you purchased these?
     
  3. Dec 10, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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  4. Dec 10, 2018 at 6:07 PM
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    The covers, front heaters, or rear heaters?
     
  5. Dec 10, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    Covers
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  6. Dec 10, 2018 at 6:19 PM
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    As soon as I figure out how to pm in here. Lol.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2018 at 3:47 AM
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    I feel you bro.I lived out of an RV when there was no work in my Local.I had a nice fifth wheel camper which was pretty comfy.
    Thanks for taking the time to do this great write up.:thumbsup:
     
  8. Dec 11, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    Another tip:::

    C9EB1E5A-C0DF-4503-8C75-98BC294C73D6.jpg
    While you have your center cover off and your wiring tools handy, it’s a great time to hook up your power socket to 12v constant so it will be on all the time!
     
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  9. Dec 11, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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    TRD headlights, leather seats, nav, color matched mirrors, alpine 4 channel.
    Interested to see how you heat the rear seats.
     
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  10. Dec 11, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    Me too! I’m figuring this out as I go. Lol.
     
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  11. Dec 11, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    Rear passenger...
    Unbolts with 17mm
    You don’t HAVE to take it apart, but it will make things easier. 13mm and t40 to separate back from seat. T20to take off side covers.

    Heaters go on just like the fronts.
    1DFF2BB6-50D8-4F6F-A9D0-00E6C2D755C0.jpg
     
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  12. Dec 11, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    Rear armrest comes out easily. Three nuts. 10mm. The bolts that hold the armrest to the bracket, however, made me want to burn the armrest. Lol. One was very difficult to get out, and the other stripped out and destroyed my diamond tip torx bit. I tried with pliers until my hands ached and it wouldn’t budge anyway. Tomorrow I will attempt to cut the (approx 1” diameter) round bolt head into a hex head so I can get it out and finish. Darkness halted my progress as it often does.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2018 at 7:20 PM
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  14. Dec 12, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    Hah, I don’t think he would want to upset the neighbors....:D
     
  15. Dec 12, 2018 at 12:14 PM
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    TRD headlights, leather seats, nav, color matched mirrors, alpine 4 channel.
    Where are you getting power for the back seat heaters from?
     
  16. Dec 12, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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    They will be tied into the same power as the front. The wires that go from the switches in the console to the rear seats will run under the carpet along each side of the hump. They are small and will barely be noticeable...and completely invisible once I install all-weather mats.
     
  17. Dec 12, 2018 at 2:14 PM
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    I decide to throw in a sub while I had seats out. 06E5DED2-B31E-4CA5-8295-87AFE01703ED.jpg
     
  18. Dec 12, 2018 at 7:03 PM
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    Rear switches mounted...
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    Sorry for poor photo quality. Working by interior lighting tonight.
     
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  19. Dec 13, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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    Here’s where I ran wiring for rear...

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  20. Dec 13, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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    Had to extend the wires a bit to reach back far enough to be hidden, but I’m pleased with the result. C3668E03-B53C-41C2-9FD6-EA8CBE00B0D7.jpg
    I really need to clean the seat frames. I can tell the previous owner had their kids back here often. Crumbs and sticky stuff everywhere!
     
  21. Dec 13, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    I called Katzkins today and they won’t sell me just the leather seats without installation. They require me to use a local approved installer inlt and it was $1500 dollars installed.

    I’m willing to add leather for no more then $1,000 if they are going to require me to have it installed.

    What do you guys think?
     
  22. Dec 13, 2018 at 6:43 PM
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    If you don’t want to install it yourself like I have shown here, check with different shops for install cost only and then buy the katzkins and take them to the installer if it’s cheaper.
    If you want specialty seats, they will be harder to find and you may be stuck special ordering for higher cost.
     
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    Do you have to sign up to receive an email of that offer?
     
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  25. Dec 14, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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    ALL DONE!

    Fronts:978F1A06-C8AF-461F-A8A6-33C6829493D4.jpg

    Front controls:
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    Rears:

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    Rear controls:

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    Looks good...yeah, rear seat heater installations are a lot more difficult. Luckily the Tundra has that spot to put the switches though. That is often the biggest challenge with rear seats. First time I have seen that other type of seat heater switch. That is cool!
     
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  27. Dec 14, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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  28. Dec 18, 2018 at 4:13 AM
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    TRD headlights, leather seats, nav, color matched mirrors, alpine 4 channel.
    Nice job. Looks great.
     
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    As soon as I see that 15% off coupon I will be placing my order!
     
  30. Dec 29, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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    I placed my order yesterday, got the leather kit for about $250 thanks to the 15% off coupon and some gift cards I had laying around.

    Question for OP: @AlmightyCrash im planning on doing the wiring for the heated seats my self but I’m planning on letting a shop install the leather. I read through all your posts and I don’t see where you connected each wire. Would you mind telling me where each one of the 4 wires was tied into?
     
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