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Does anyone know if it possible to have the 8.4 programed to run OEM heated leather seats in a MY14 that did not come with heated seats?

Doing DD on purchasing OEM leather front / rear seats to replace the cloth seats that are showing wear

Seems as if the seat harness is the same throughout the model line up

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. #68227511AA: WIRING. Power Seat. Tag # D4CW59163N1.

and a harness would be needed to make the rear heated seats to work...

Wiring Floor Console. Fits: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit | Mopar Parts Source

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Nope dont want to get Katzkin after market & Yes thinking of trading in on LTD that comes standard with leather

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that's funny you posted this, I just picked up some SRT rear seats last weekend and was wanting to hook up the heated seats as well. I was contemplating on where I would mount the switches, if they really need to be in the back of the center console or if I could mount some switches say down near the adjustment handle is. Figured I wouldn't shoot for factory switches and all that just because of the unnecessary costs involved. Was thinking something like these: https://www.amazon.com/Sports-Imports-LLC-Illuminated-Heater/dp/B00F3DW354
 

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that's funny you posted this, I just picked up some SRT rear seats last weekend and was wanting to hook up the heated seats as well. I was contemplating on where I would mount the switches, if they really need to be in the back of the center console or if I could mount some switches say down near the adjustment handle is. Figured I wouldn't shoot for factory switches and all that just because of the unnecessary costs involved. Was thinking something like these: https://www.amazon.com/Sports-Imports-LLC-Illuminated-Heater/dp/B00F3DW354
some of the salvage sellers sell the center console with the seat sets that has the switches...thats the route i'm looking into.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Seats Heated Leather Blu Ray Video 1091198 | eBay

so did you just get rears or fronts as well? MY14?

my thoughts are the harness connects to the center console and then runs under the carpet to the rear seats. need to get into a LTD, Overland or Summit to see what i can see.

still need to know where that heated seat module is??
 

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ya have no clue what i need. The seats have connector plugs, one on each side...and the rear console piece has the complete harness with plug but don't see anything for it to plug into
i think that link above is the harness that plugs into the rear seats and runs to the center console...or the harness on that piece you have plugs into the rear seats???
 

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did you ever get this working? i just picked up a 14 Laredo that has the SRT upgraded seats. i would love to get the heating part working
theoretically thinking out loud here...

it looks as if this is not a plug and play EZ add - unfortunate. it seems the dealer needs to update/add a sales code to the jeep for the 8.4 system to run the heat module. they "should" be able to add the heated seat option of an Altitude to the jeep as it is based off a Laredo. they shouldnt have to use the SRT option code as im sure the heat modules are the same across all models. Im sure you will have to provide them with direction on what to do as this is "outside the box"

others are having the dealer do this when adding turn signal mirrors to Laredos from LTD's.

if you dont have a 8.4 system i dont think programing alone will work

next time you visit the dealer ask them if they are wiling to look into doing this and update us!
 

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Said f it and did it! lol!

Purchased 2014 Summit Leather seats with 5K miles on them. These were shipped well - no damage. Was interested in seeing how salvage co's ship these. Came out of a FCA fleet test vehicle. Rear and passenger seats show absolutely zero wear. Drivers side seat bolster shows typical creasing. Best thing is the smell. Had leather in previous JGC's and dont remember them smelling this sweet. Nice thing about the adding summit seats to a laredo is the seat stitching matches the door panels i.e. non contrast black vs the ltd / overland white.
 

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to be honest i was surprised i never got a green light from anyone on the forum..even if it was a simple "yeah it can be done"..shout out to forum member jadamczyk22 who turned me on to TechAthority and there 3 day membership. That really got the ball rolling.

Once i found out the base laredo body harness had the wiring to feed the heated seat modules it was a no brainer for me. Knew going in the rear seats would never get their heat modules activated without installing at least a Ltd body harness.
 

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after 50K miles the driver was showing some wear on the seat bolster - but still very clean. Wanted factory integration of heat elements and the seamless look of factory vs aftermarket options.

Looked at trading in on a MY16 Ltd with this option but imho nothing really was drastically different in capabilities that "I" was in need of. Have heard good things about the electronic steering and the 8.4 refresh but that wasnt big either imho.
 

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Took me 2 days to complete. Day 1 was removal about 3 1/2 hours by myself. Easiest way to do this (for those that havent done it) start from back and move forward. Remove everything from the cargo area, than the back seats and the front. I just removed the 2 screws holding the front of the spare tire tub to enable that to be lifted in place to remove rear seat screws vs removing the whole thing. You can see in pic #2 the cut in the carpet where the body harness for rear heat would exit.
 

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These did not come with airbags so day 2 started with swapping my airbags out b4 installing the seats. Much easier to do in the comforts of the basement vs the garage. Was a bit hesitant to do the airbags but again not rocket science. Plug n Play lol

Dont need to completely remove seat covers. Remove seat backs and just slide the cover up on out side. That will expose the airbag sleeve and provide access to the two nuts holding the bag in place. Once the screws are removed disconnect the airbag connector and slide out of sleeve (dont cut sleeve). Install is the opposite of removal. ez

airbag codes will be tripped after doing this - dealer can reset
 

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Added the summit steering wheel as well came from same vehicle..again black stitching vs white contrast on other models make it a nice addition. wood grain on wheel and door panels / dash are a perfect match. didnt swap the advanced driver options buttons out. no heat harness installed on my vehicle so thats my summer project.
 

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when the dealer hooked the car up to the WiTech and added the seats we also looked to add the rear ves these seats came with. surprisingly the modules popped up. initially this wasnt even in my plans. the biggest hurdle in adding this is the wiring harness. couldnt source one from the parts department so going with a Durango center console unit instead.
 

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