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Heated seats

Post by FredMrBX » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:37 pm

Hello everybody,

I found front heated seats from a Swedish bx with the original loom.

Does anybody know where I can connect them on my bx please? on the 12V accessories connector on the back of the central console? or the rear electrical windows switch?

I've made a schema of the loom I have:

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The brown connectors on the right are to connect on the seats.

Thanks
fred

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Re: Heated seats

Post by RobC » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:10 am

I'd have thought there would be quite a current draw on them so you wouldn't want any piddly little wires. The 12v feed to the accessories socket is quite thick wire (for a BX anyway!) and seems like a reasonable option. Personally I'd be tempted to run a fresh, fused 12v feed either direct from the battery or fuse box.
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Re: Heated seats

Post by Defender110 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:50 pm

I would assume the right connector between the brown seat connectors should be the - Negative?
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Re: Heated seats

Post by Way2go » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:44 pm

Defender110 wrote:I would assume the right connector between the brown seat connectors should be the - Negative?
I believe the convention on the BX is to switch things to earth such as the rad fans, interior lights etc so more likely that it would be + and the other side of the switches taken to the negative. :?
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Re: Heated seats

Post by Defender110 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:55 pm

Way2go wrote:
Defender110 wrote:I would assume the right connector between the brown seat connectors should be the - Negative?
I believe the convention on the BX is to switch things to earth such as the rad fans, interior lights etc so more likely that it would be + and the other side of the switches taken to the negative. :?
Don't suppose it would actually matter which way round would it?
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Re: Heated seats

Post by Way2go » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:35 am

Defender110 wrote:
Way2go wrote:
Defender110 wrote:I would assume the right connector between the brown seat connectors should be the - Negative?
I believe the convention on the BX is to switch things to earth such as the rad fans, interior lights etc so more likely that it would be + and the other side of the switches taken to the negative. :?
Don't suppose it would actually matter which way round would it?
It would if there was some kind of semi-conductor control built into the pad to guard against overheat as that would then 'pop' on a reversed connection. :shock: I don't know the type of pad - do you know this to be purely resistive without control that you risk BBQing your bum if left on for a journey on a cold day? :lol:
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Re: Heated seats

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:03 am

Is the little nobble on his drawing not a thermistor?
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