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I'm going to be having a go at fitting heating pads (base and back) to the front 2 Type R seats. I'll look to finish it off with OEM heated seat switches.

Has anybody (for any reason) had the Type R seat covers off the seats? I've got a good idea of how they are removed and refitted (after having a look at some manuals etc...). From what I've seen the new Honda seats don't use standard hog rings to fit the seat covers to the seat foam, is this correct? It looks to be these new clips instead. I would much prefer this as it'll be easier to get everything apart.

Any help would be great :)
 

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Nobody as these seats are meant to be not heated and the whole idea is just stupid. You shoudve gone for GTI not TypeR tbh.
 

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It's at the back of my mind at the moment but I was seriously considering this in mine when it was colder! However I had the same issue as you with not being certain about removing the covers (although mine are not CTR seats to be fair) so interested to know more.

Definitely not a "stupid" idea.
 

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It's at the back of my mind at the moment but I was seriously considering this in mine when it was colder! However I had the same issue as you with not being certain about removing the covers (although mine are not CTR seats to be fair) so interested to know more.

Definitely not a "stupid" idea.
Cheers mate.

I'm going to have the seats out in a few weeks to do this and I'll do a How2 for anybody that doesn't consider this idea to be 'stupid' ;)
 

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It's at the back of my mind at the moment but I was seriously considering this in mine when it was colder! However I had the same issue as you with not being certain about removing the covers (although mine are not CTR seats to be fair) so interested to know more.

Definitely not a "stupid" idea.
+1

I miss the heated seats from my EX.

Haters gonna hate :rolleyes:

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go for it.

my other civic came with seat heaters and some stupid idiot put leather over them.how stupid:rolleyes::facepalm:
Uh Oh...you had your standard cloth seats converted to leather ones....has nobody told you that nobody does that and you should have bought some VW instead if you wanted leather seats...;);)
 

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This may sound stupid, but I would do this just so I can get rid of the OEM blanks on the Type R center console! This is definitely not a stupid mod. It may be CONSIDERED stupid if you are in Australia where it is fairly warm and you generally don't like having a warm bum, but you want to install it so you don't have blanks on your center console ;)
 

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I think if I needed to install something just to cover the blanks, I'd be opting for some kind of ejector seat.

However as I don't think my wife would enjoy that very much, heated seats will do! :lol:
 

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:rolleyes: Thanks for your opinion :rolleyes:

Why are they not meant to be heated? Why is the idea stupid? Are all heated seats stupid? :popcorn:
Do your homework and check what hothatches have heated bucket seats. And dont twist my words, I didnt say heated seats are stupid, the whole idea of making non heated bucket seats heated is stupid when you consider work to be done and addidtional mass. Whats next, glass roof 'couse it looks cool' ?

Theres a purpose why TypeR has lower spec than GT TypeS, but yeah well nevermind. I forgot that it's your car so do what you want.
 

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Do your homework and check what hothatches have heated bucket seats. And dont twist my words, I didnt say heated seats are stupid, the whole idea of making non heated bucket seats heated is stupid when you consider work to be done and addidtional mass. Whats next, glass roof 'couse it looks cool' ?

Theres a purpose why TypeR has lower spec than GT TypeS, but yeah well nevermind. I forgot that it's your car so do what you want.
"Do your homework and check what hothatches have heated bucket seats."

- Focus ST-3
- Focus RS
- Astra VXR
- Cooper John Works
- Golf R32

There are just a few for you that can/could be specced with heated seats from the factory (Focus ST-3 came with it as standard). :rolleyes:

So the whole idea of heated bucket seats is stupid because it's not being done on any other hot hatches with bucket seats (apparently) and it adds weight? :facepalm:

So you think that another 200g (0.2kg) or so is going to make a difference? I'll make sure that I remove my jack out the boot before I set off anywhere if that will make you happy?



Haters gonna hate :psych:
 

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This will be interesting are you going to sell them as a kit Scott also is it the 2 blanks either side of the lighter where the switches go? I also have another little sideline for you
 

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This will be interesting are you going to sell them as a kit Scott also is it the 2 blanks either side of the lighter where the switches go? I also have another little sideline for you
Going to see how it goes first mate. If all goes well I'll do a How2 and show everybody where to get the bits from. I'll be happy to fit these if people are interested. Yep, that is where the switches go.

Another little sideline for me?
 

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"Do your homework and check what hothatches have heated bucket seats."

- Focus ST-3
- Focus RS
- Astra VXR
- Cooper John Works
- Golf R32

There are just a few for you that can/could be specced with heated seats from the factory (Focus ST-3 came with it as standard). :rolleyes:

So the whole idea of heated bucket seats is stupid because it's not being done on any other hot hatches with bucket seats (apparently) and it adds weight? :facepalm:

So you think that another 200g (0.2kg) or so is going to make a difference? I'll make sure that I remove my jack out the boot before I set off anywhere if that will make you happy?



Haters gonna hate :psych:
Off topic:- And go on a diet, I was thinking about shedding about 600 grams of my mountain bike, but then I remembered there was a 15 stone lump riding it.

BOT

Personally this is the sort of mod that I think is a good idea. It's hidden and will appear OEM. However on a safety point of view is to check to see if any venting is required to ensure there is not a fire risk.


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