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How to make seat warmers

I have a bad back and I was thinkin that it'd be nice to have some seat warmers..is there a way to add them to stock seats?
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I've added kits to several cars. Basically, you take the seats out, strip the covers off, and adhere the heating elements to the foam pads, then reinstall. It forms a permanent bond and is undetectable visually and to the touch. Then you run the wiring (usually an add-a-fuse) and place your switch somewhere on the dash. Expect to pay several hundred dollars and spend 4-8 hours of time doing the job. Comes out really clean.

This is the first kit I installed (for my folks) on their 05 Sable with leather seats http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/heatelcarsea.html

It's been nearly 7 years and it's still working flawlessly. It doesn't look like this particular kit is model specific for the Cobalt, but it should give you a good idea of what's involved in doing the job. Honestly, it was very easy to do, so don't be intimidated. The hardest part was seeing my mom's face when she found the front seats of her brand new car in their living room

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sure, get one of those muscle ache heating pads (like $20 Tops at wal mart), pull the seat bottom back (just some rings holding it behind the plastic covers on the side)...

slide the heating pad up the back rest and plug it into an inverter... or hardwire an inverter in somewhere and plug it in there haha!!!

(all kidding aside my friend DID do this to his old tercel, it worked like MAGIC for years on his drivers seat)

************this is only if you're a cheap S.O.B haha! otherwise the above solution is best :P

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i bought a seat cover that plugs in.. heats up and vibrates too lol
15bucks at canadian tire. works pretty nice and it comes on and off easy.
it was a quick fix for me.. in the winter anyway
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How does it plug in and what does the switch look like?
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plug in the power port under the stereo. can't remember what its called.
mine has 2buttons on the seat for heat and vibrate. some come with attached remote. a lot cheaper and easier than installing shit inside your seats.
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And you could probably put in a lil mote padding inbetween the cover and seet. I think these sheets a as hard as a rock
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ya they area lil hard.. wish i had leather seats
take your time and find one with a comfortable cushion

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these seat covers aready come with a cushion inside
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I'm in cali where do you think o can pick these up at
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almost anywhere. try canadian tire, walmart ect, .. big places like that. look in the automotive departments.
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