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  • homemade heated/messaging seats. . .

    Originally posted by Chroniccodez View Post
    Has anyone ever considered building and installing some sort of heating element into the two front seats? What about going a little farther and installing a massaging unit for the bottom and back of the seats as well.

    Any ideas how I could go about doing something like this? I prefer the homebrew method versus installing premade units.
    I've considered this almost every winter for my Fox-body Mustang. I actually found heated/massaging pads for office chairs available at the Goodwill for $5 and bought one to experiment with. The only real reason I haven't done it is because I'm trying to find a different set of seats for it.

    Basically, here's my plan. Get seats from a junkyard. Strip off outer cover. Shave foam fron seats and backs to insert massaging/heat pad (I'd have to shave the foam because if I left it in the I'd have to sew new covers and the seat bottom would sit too high). Recover seats. The electrical input for my pads are 12 volts DC and one came with a cigarette lighter adapter. So power's no problem. I just need to dismantle the control head and mount it into my center console and I figure its done.

    I've had unmodified pads strapped to my car's seats for a couple winters with power from the cigarette lighter and it worked great except they don't get hot enough nor quickly enough - compared to the OEM heaters in my Caddy. I lucked out with the massager having a built-in timer of 15 minutes (its not recommended to run it longer says my masseuse) and it has the magnets in it for increasing bloodflow. Mine have five massage sections: neck, shoulder, kidney, lower back, and thigh with heat in each section which if it would get as warm as OEM would be a significant improvement.

    Good luck with your attempt.
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    Originally posted by Enforcer View Post
    What sort of messages do you want them to send?
    The Master Baiter strikes again.

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    • #3
      LOL WTF?

      Why is my post on #2?

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      • #4
        homemade heated/messaging seats. . .

        Has anyone ever considered building and installing some sort of heating element into the two front seats? What about going a little farther and installing a massaging unit for the bottom and back of the seats as well.

        Any ideas how I could go about doing something like this? I prefer the homebrew method versus installing premade units.
        ~ \x01A4 ~

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        • #6
          oh haha. I'm sorry. . .

          M A S S A G E. Massaging seats is what I meant.
          ~ \x01A4 ~

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