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For what it is worth, I am going to find out tomorrow how much of the wiring is installed on the EX, and what all I need to buy to make this happen with OEM parts even though Honda told me very specifically not to do it when I asked.
 

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If you are interested, everything seems to be there except for one wire and having to change over a couple plugs. So I am definitely going to move forward with this though finding the plugs and pins I need will probably be a headache.

But to frighten you off, OEM parts is going to be around $800. Meanwhile on Amazon you can get a nice set a pad that have been working fine in my truck for $60.
 

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Trying things out. Ran most of the missing wires on my day off. So far with the AC control panel and AC control module from a Touring, everything still seems to be working as advertised so adding OEM heated seats is still a possibility. Need to run one wire and am waiting for the seat back heater pads to show up. The big hold up will most likely be finding the pin I need to connect the power wire to the fuse box and replacing that plug that I totally did not break. :rolleyes: Also, I am quite a bit concerned how the fuse is 20 amps but the factory wiring is nowhere near large enough to handle that current. Wondering if the person who designed this has any idea what the purpose of a fuse is.
 

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Wow! That is a lot to go through just to get heated seats.
Well, I am trying to hide it and make it match the factory set up. Also, I am curious.

I actually found the factory plugs I need on AliExpress. Okay, pretty sure they are the correct ones. Will order and head to the local salvage yard sometime this week as apparently Honda has been using these plugs for a while.
 

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Finally got the plugs I needed in. Everything is wired in and hooked up and... nothing. So three possibilities in order of likeliness.

1. I messed up.

2. They are not turning on because the system is designed to monitor the car's internal temperature and it is all like "It is 80 degrees outside, I am not turning on the heated seats."

3. It cannot be done.

I will get around to checking my work sometime before winter, I suppose.
 

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Finally got the plugs I needed in. Everything is wired in and hooked up and... nothing. So three possibilities in order of likeliness.

1. I messed up.

2. They are not turning on because the system is designed to monitor the car's internal temperature and it is all like "It is 80 degrees outside, I am not turning on the heated seats."

3. It cannot be done.

I will get around to checking my work sometime before winter, I suppose.
I have zero interest in heated seats (not that they wouldn't be kinda nice here in Michigan), but I am very interested in your results. :)
 

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Yeah, I got distracted by working nights, a month long vacation, and the usual house renovations. My current belief is that it just needs to be activated in the Body Control Module. Will need to talk to a Honda dealer or find an independent shop with a HDS.
 

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Well, took it too the dealer and they said they could find no option to enable the heated seat. So that sucks. Then they told me Insight's do not even have heated seats. So... now I do not trust them.

Anyone want to give me $1,500 so I can buy a DSTi and break things myself?
 

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Has anyone just bought a 12v heated car seat cover/cushion? I'm wondering if this would be better for MPG than running the heater. For now I'll wear a winter jacket and mittens.
 
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