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Should've gotten the heated seats but didn't-now what?

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Don't let this happen to you! I didn't get the heated sets in my 2003
C-Coupe and now I'm sorry. They didn't seem necessary, I've never felt the need for heated seats in my other cars, but this one's different. There must be something about the construction of these seats because they really suck the heat out of my butt!

My dealer says they can't add the seat heaters, so I got some info from a local upholstery shop on adding seat heaters. The brochure warns that the heaters should not be installed in cars that have airbag sensors in the seats. Does the 2003 C-Coupe have airbag sensors in the seats? Is is possible to add the (factory) switch in the dash, or would that be the equivalent of brain surgery? Anything else I should be thinking about? Is there one after-market heater that I should look for?
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I'm almost 50 and I still think heated seats are for old people :lol: . I have cloth in my 230. Why? Leather is cold in the winter and worse HOT :twisted: in the summer (plus to much sliding during aggressive driving). Since they have yet to offer cooled seats, I'm stayed with cloth.

A couple of inexpensive alternatives:
1] Cover seat with aluminum foil.
2] Check Cabela's for Electric Long Johns.
3] Send your wife/girlfriend out to warm seat in the morning. :wink:

Good luck
monymony said:
Well cranius I must be a dinosaur because I have cloth seats and I still can't live without heated seats. But maybe because it's -35 some days I'm allowed to have them when I'm a little younger :wink:
-35, You need a heat garage, or a winter home some place more tropical like Fargo ND. I've had to deal with -20 on rare occasions when I lived in New York, go out start the car, come back in and drink a 1/2 pot of coffee then off to work (a bit wired).

New formula for heated seats:

Age + Minimum Morning Temperature (MMT) = Heated Seat Index (HSI)
If HSI > (Age + 20) then NO Heated Seats
If HSI < (Age + 20) then Yes Heated Seats

Keep Warm

Just wondering do you have a panoramic roof?
monymony said:
and no I don't have the panoramic roof. I couldn't see the benefits with it under six inches of snow... :wink:
That's what I like a rational thinker!
That was sort of my option three on my first post on the subject.

3] Send your wife/girlfriend out to warm seat in the morning.

While she warming the seat she might as well start the engine then clear the snow and ice off, while you eat the lovely breakfast she has prepared for you.
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