The heat pads for both seats were ordered from Amazon for just £58, including switches, relays and vat. This compares with a 2015 GD price list (which is all I had) at about £300 inc vat. I have decided to fit the switches to the under dash trays to avoid cluttering the dashboard. They have LED indicators showing that the heaters are off or on and at what setting. I may not be able to see the passenger side warning light from the driver's seat, but I should feel the driver's seat warm! This should remind me to check the passenger side.
First the seats were removed by undoing the four nuts and bolts that held each seat in place.
|One of the removed seats|
|Velcro and glued area on front of seat base|
|Staples at base of seat back|
Next, the leather was released from around the back of the seat base. This Revealed that the leather was stuck to the foam! So I had to remove the staples from all around the seat base. This was a very time consuming process, because I didn't want to damage the leather. The Velcro was left in place on the base, but staples were removed where necessary.
|Staples removed all around|
|Cleaned up seat base leather (reverse side)|
I have also ordered some upholstery staples to help me put it all back together, along with some contact adhesive.
When the pads arrive I will tackle the installation and wiring of them.