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Old 05-15-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default 2005 WRX Heated Seats.

I know this has been asked many times and I have used google and couldn't find the precise answer I was looking for. Also not sure if this was the right place to post this :/

Do all 04/05 WRX's come with prewired heated seats? Meaning can I just buy the switches, a relay and call it a day? Or is there more to that.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:47 PM   #2
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My 2004 NA Impreza did not. Bought a pair of seat heaters with nice 5 position switches and relay and an add a fuse for
$83 with shipping off of eBay. Easy install and they heat fast and warm.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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i think it might be more im not sure tho
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:51 AM   #5
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My 2004 NA Impreza did not. Bought a pair of seat heaters with nice 5 position switches and relay and an add a fuse for
$83 with shipping off of eBay. Easy install and they heat fast and warm.
Was it all plug and play?
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:19 AM   #6
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Kinda. The time consuming part is removing the seats and covers then putting covers back on. Figure 1.5 hrs per seat. The wiring is super easy with an add a fuse--plug and play. You run wires from fuse box on lower left, then behind steering wheel, under center console that pops out very easily and under carpet to seats. I drilled and filed rectangular holes for the rectangular switches in the two, too small factory switch location near e brake. Much easier and faster if you install round switches, which the eBay seller I linked also carries. Lastly, don't bother using hog rings to put seat covers back on. Small zip ties are much easier, faster, and pull covers down just as well. Also, you really don't need to take covers completely off.

You can find some install videos on YouTube to get the basic idea. I'm not very handy, yet found it an easy and fun project. The heaters have been fantastic and are identical to the very expensive kits available from well know seat kit companies. Total time was 5 hours. If I do it again it will be with round switches and I could do both seats and wires in 3 hours.

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Old 05-16-2013, 01:46 AM   #7
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my 05 has heated seats,but it also has the heated wipers, and sunroof.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:34 PM   #8
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my 05 has heated seats,but it also has the heated wipers, and sunroof.
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