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Retrofitting heated seats in a 996

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After doing a lot of research on the web I found a local upholstery shop listed as a dealer for heated seats. My 2003 TT did not come with this option and I really wanted it, so I took it in and had the seats done. The seat heaters work great. The switches are on the sides of the seats, not in the center console. I am very happy with the work.

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Toolpants is right, www.dennisvogel.com has the information you need. Look in his Boxster section for the article on heated seats. It is great and has many pictures. I did mine in the fall of 2005 using his instructions and adpated them for a 996. I can give you an updated parts list for the 996. If you have a coupe you can put the swtiches on the rear center console like the Boxster, in a cap you need the lower dash Batwing. It also helps to have a Service manual, but I can send you the info you need. I bought all the parts from Sunset for about $650. Did all the work myself except using the hog clips to secure the covers on the upper seat back centers. I got an upholstery shop to do this for $50, but you can by the clips and a set of pliers for about $20 from JC Whitney. The project took about 5-6 hours of my time and the results are grat, just like the factory setup.

Let me know if I can be of help. GOOD LUCK

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