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Old 02-03-2013, 09:12 AM   #1
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Heated Seat Pads for Cars

I found a site that has them for cheap (as low as 25 bucks) and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them:

http://cozywinters.com/shop/heated-seat-w9738.html

Or knows any other good and cheap brands to check out.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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Gerbings makes a duck-blind seat pad - I have one in the hack to keep the monkey's buns warm.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:47 AM   #3
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Cheep and not so good. I got about a year off the last two I bought. Even a little cheaper than that, bought on "end of season" sales. But sure nice when they work.

I think the heater elements break eventually, so maybe remove them when not needed, as in not use them as a cushion in the summer.

They'll be on sale soon up here I hope. I'll buy another one.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:12 AM   #4
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I just installed some of these in my daughters Element for her birthday present...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carbon-Fiber...8b5a95&vxp=mtr

Gotta remove the seats, partially disassemble them and do some simple wiring.... but man... they are worth the effort... I know it might be an issue with your wrist problems... but if you know a buddy that installs stereos.. he could probably handle it pretty easily...

I think they are even warmer that the factory ones in my car...
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:33 PM   #5
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I bought some at a local home improvement store when they were on sale for christmas. 8 bucks a piece I think, worth every penny. They have lasted through 2 winters so far, so money well spent at this point.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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Cheaped out on the VW that won't die, eh?

I thought you could get the cold weather pkg on pretty much any VW? Or is that just a MN thing?
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Cheaped out on the VW that won't die, eh?

I thought you could get the cold weather pkg on pretty much any VW? Or is that just a MN thing?


Nope, on the Passat they are doing pretty strict trim levels. I'd need the SE which was 3-4k more
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:33 PM   #8
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I bought some at a local home improvement store when they were on sale for christmas. 8 bucks a piece I think, worth every penny. They have lasted through 2 winters so far, so money well spent at this point.
I found some on Amazon for 15 with mostly good reviews so I'll give em a shot.
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