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Retrofitting heated seats in a 996

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Hi,

Has anyone retrofitted heated seats in their 996, I've been looking for the right spec car but heated seats in the 996 seems to be like gold dust. Compared to boxsters which had a lot specced with heated seats.

I've seen some ebay ones but they were universal.

Any thoughts?

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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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Thanks beecher, looks like the way to go, roughly how much did it cost to buy and fix if you dont mind me ask?

$800

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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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