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Has anyone installed the GM Accessories heated seats in their 07+?
My dealer wants $635 for the install and the kit itself normally retails for $400 but GM Parts Direct has the kit for $290. The only real advantage to having the dealer do it is that it would be covered under the vehicle warranty, so I'm still considering that option.
I'm wondering what is involved in the install? Besides installing the heating elements and the new door controls I wonder is all the wiring between the door and the seat already there for control so you are just plugging into harnesses on each end, or will new wires have to be run between each location?
If someone has done this and has the instructions or has access to the instructions and can scan them I'd love to take a look at them.
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Gotta be careful when ordering KITS from GMpartsdirect.com. you may have to go back and order other components which may put you over the price of the dealer. There may have to be changes in the BCM (body control module) also. Personally, I would spend the extra $110 and let everything fall on the dealer's mechanics.
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In order to have heated seats it will depend on your model. LS models will have to replace seats, door switches, AND will have to find a dealer willing to flash the BCM and door switches. Finding a dealer willing to do this is another story.
If your model has heated seats as an option (LT2, maybe LT1), then it 'should' be a matter of wiring the seats to the door switch and having the dealer do the flash.
I have an LT2 and I have someone with a TechII that can do the flash w/o me having to go to the dealer. I really want to know what the physical install is like. Will the seat covers come off w/o having to remove the seats? Does the factory harness have provisions in the door and under the seat for the heaters already? Or am I running a new harness between them?