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After market DIY heated seat pads for 09 Sonata GLS

Newb here,

Was wondering if it is possible to install an aftermarket heated seat pads that are wired to the OEM heated seat switches?

I have the base model without those switches and looks like I need to buy the parts - switches, wire harness and heated pads.

So was wondering if this is something that I can DIY?
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Newb here,

Was wondering if it is possible to install an aftermarket heated seat pads that are wired to the OEM heated seat switches?

I have the base model without those switches and looks like I need to buy the parts - switches, wire harness and heated pads.

So was wondering if this is something that I can DIY?
If the wiring is not there.....well????





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I recently put aftermarket heated seats in my car. I did this at the same time a put in and OEM leather seat kit for the whole car. The aftermarket kits come with a wiring harness and switch, I mounted it in the stock location as there is a hollow spot behind the trim to allows the switch to fit with out any other modification other than drilling a hole. I would skip the oem switch, probably not worth the cost and time, alot of the kits are have 2 heat levels, not sure how the OEM switch works but you maybe stuck with one heat setting. You can definitely DIY this but taking the seat apart is pretty time consuming and if you want a good install you will probably have to take the whole seat cover off. If you dont have leather look on Ebay you can still find OEM leather kits , i paid $350 for mine.
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So was wondering if this is something that I can DIY?
It's really impossible for us to answer that when we don't know you from Adam. If your "switched on" enough there isn't any reason why you couldn't do the job DIY, but the fact your even asking the question makes me suspect your probably not too confident in your own abilities.
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Thanks for the reply Autospark! I can definitely do it and I'm starting out small as well - just changed the turning light bulbs, using smoorman's post on installing fog lights, I'll be installing the combination switch and steering wheel audio control both on the steering wheel and I've ordered them.


In terms of possibility, I don't mean in my abilities, but just in terms of sourcing the parts, the wiring, the console controls etc. esp given that my model is now an old one.
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I recently put aftermarket heated seats in my car. I did this at the same time a put in and OEM leather seat kit for the whole car. The aftermarket kits come with a wiring harness and switch, I mounted it in the stock location as there is a hollow spot behind the trim to allows the switch to fit with out any other modification other than drilling a hole. I would skip the oem switch, probably not worth the cost and time, alot of the kits are have 2 heat levels, not sure how the OEM switch works but you maybe stuck with one heat setting. You can definitely DIY this but taking the seat apart is pretty time consuming and if you want a good install you will probably have to take the whole seat cover off. If you dont have leather look on Ebay you can still find OEM leather kits , i paid $350 for mine.
What brand/model seat heaters did you get, and where ?

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I got them off Amazon - WATERCARBON Carbon Fiber Seat Heater Kit Hi/Lo Setting




Been in the car for about 2 months, they work well no real complaints.
I chose these because of the pad size, it is bigger than some other brands and will heat the entire seat.
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Thanks, all that for $55 is unbelievable
Did you need/get hog rings and hog ring pliers too?

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I did get a set of hog ring pliers and a box of rings, probably good idea to get them. Dont cheap out on them and get a set with good reviews. I installed a leather kit for the car at the same time so i had to redo everything. If i remember correctly middle parts of the seat are held by Velcro and not the hog rings but i cant be sure, i think the install maybe difficult to do with out taking off the entire seat cover in which case you will need the hog rings. Also get a quality pair of diagonal cutters to cut the old rings. Knipex brand is among the best.
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Thanks, I figured they'd be needed.

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