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onlyina 02-06-2014 01:03 PM

Installing OEM heated seats on WK2 Laredo
 
Want to add OEM leather heated seats to my Laredo and am looking for some help. I know switching seats is no biggie but the trick is getting the heat modules to work.

How hard is it to switch the power seat harness? Just remove seat, center console, dash and carpet?

Where exactly is the heated seat module installed in the WK2? Behind the glove box? Ive read others state its under the passenger seat. Anybody have pics/graphics on this?

Looking through the heated SW post lead me to the heated seat module info Thanks @Scurvy & @Mhassler!

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Parts - Mopar Parts ~ OEM Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Plymouth Parts

Heres what I've found for the seat harness part#68086457AA

WIRING. Power Seat. Wiring Seats Front. Fits: JEEP (2011-2012), . # 68086457AA

Already have info on the auto climate control module w/heated seat switches

Any help/direction/part #'s would be greatly appreciated!

solodogg 02-13-2014 12:11 AM

Re: Installing OEM heated seats on WK2 Laredo
 
i'm interested in this also. i've got cloth seats, and would love to add heated seat pads under them, and use the factory controls to activate them. Anyone have any idea what all parts would be required to add this to a laredo?

Tarponbeach 02-14-2014 09:21 AM

Re: Installing OEM heated seats on WK2 Laredo
 
Don't know about using the OEM switches and harness, but these heating elements will work. I installed them in the rear seats of my old X5, and they worked great.. Installation is pretty easy. Remove the seat, then insert the pads between the foam cushion and seat cover.

Seat Heater Kit

Sparky57 01-14-2015 10:07 AM

Re: Installing OEM heated seats on WK2 Laredo
 
Has anyone had experience changing the seat heater pads in the WK2? My factory heating pad for the driver's seat bottom has failed and the dealership wants $853 to replace and reinstall a new one? Thinking it shouldn't be too complicated, just remove the seat and insert the new pad.
Any thoughts?

Orbayburak 01-02-2016 03:45 AM

Re: Installing OEM heated seats on WK2 Laredo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sparky57 (Post 1137427)
Has anyone had experience changing the seat heater pads in the WK2? My factory heating pad for the driver's seat bottom has failed and the dealership wants $853 to replace and reinstall a new one? Thinking it shouldn't be too complicated, just remove the seat and insert the new pad.
Any thoughts?

I would like to know this as well

Sparky57 01-04-2016 05:30 PM

Re: Installing OEM heated seats on WK2 Laredo
 
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I ended up replacing the seat heater and it wasn't very complicated, just a bit labour intensive. It took me about 3 hours in total.

I laid out a piece of carpet on my garage floor and got to work. Four bolts to hold the chair to the floor. Once it was unbolted I could unplug the wiring harnesses and then I was able to swing it out of the Jeep and onto the carpet. The seatbelt stays attached however.
The leather seat cover then needs to be removed and that is the tricky part. It is easier if you have long skinny fingers but I managed to get it off. Basically the cover wraps around and hooks onto the bottom of the seat frame. Once that came off I could see how the heater pad connects. My Jeep has ventilated seats as well so affects what type of heating pad I needed.
Basically I pulled the old heater pad off the seatfoam and laid the new one in place. There are plastic ridges in the seat cover that secure the heater pad in place and sort off click in place on the foam cushion.
Once it was all in place put the cover back over the foam and clipped it back into place. Again this was a pain in the butt but I managed to get it all secured in place again. Then put the seat back in, connect the harnesses and bolt it in place. Works like a charm now :)
Attachment 63725
This is what the foam looks like with the seat heater pad on it.
Attachment 63726
The black round thing on the front of the seat frame is the ventilator.

phisch 01-13-2016 07:32 AM

Re: Installing OEM heated seats on WK2 Laredo
 
Sorry to slightly go off topic, but do you think the seat cover could be removed and replaced without taking the entire seat out of the vehicle? My cover has a small cut in the leather and I'd like to get a replacement piece. I have been looking for a tutorial on how to take the seat cover off, good timing!
Also, could you let me know if the actual seat cover piece has a tag with the part number on it?

Nonstop 01-14-2016 12:00 PM

Re: Installing OEM heated seats on WK2 Laredo
 
Anything is possible. It's 4 bolts and a couple plugs to get the seat out and have control and access to your task at hand. My answer is no you can not do it properly without removing the seat. The additional 5 minutes to do so will be the difference. If you figure out the "easy way" please post it'd be useful.

Sparky57 01-18-2016 12:30 PM

Re: Installing OEM heated seats on WK2 Laredo
 
Yup I agree. It takes only a few minutes to take the seat out and disconnect the wiring harnesses underneath. There really isn't any way to take the cover off otherwise.
Good luck!


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