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How To Add Heated/Ventelated seats and Heated Wheel to Express/Tradesman

Discussion in '4th Gen DIY' started by Ricks Ram, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Giddy

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    Are the best places to get heated and cooled seats still seats n such and eBay? I am thinking about doing this to my 2016 Big Horn and there are no local wreckers anywhere near my location.

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    I found mine on ebay but the prices have gotten ridiculous in most cases. You can also check Car-Par.com. This is where wrecking yards list items for sale. If you find any seats make sure they are for a 13 or newer Ram with airbags. If the bags are blown you can usually get a much better deal and then just install your airbags as long as the seats themselves weren't damaged in the accident.

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    Thanks Rick, I will check there also. I have noticed prices have seemed high so I have been reluctant to do it but it seems like prices just keep going up. Maybe I will just get a new truck.
     
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    So I need some advice, I installed a used heated clock spring to install my heated wheel and now I’m getting air bag service light that I didn’t have before. I’m guessing the clock spring is bad ??? Every thing else works like it should.
     
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    The one thing I did do was leave the air bag disconnected while I indexed the clock spring which did start the error, but I thought it would clear itself once I installed the air bag.
     
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    It's hard to say what happened but in many cases the used clocksprings have been over rotated and damaged. The guys at the wrecking yards apparently don't understand how delicate they are and that they need to stay centered.

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    The clock spring did come off a truck that had blown the air bag and I had to disassemble my old connectors and use them on the one I installed, thought I would at least try it before I bought a new one. My guess is that it is bad, plus Alpha OBD shows I have an open circuit in the DS air bag. Will that clear it self if the system is fully operational, or is that something that needs to be reset. Thanks


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    I would go in and clear all the codes with the Alfa tool after you get everything fixed just to make sure it's all reset. Then try all the features and check for codes again. If any codes come back you know you still have an issue.

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    Ok I made it to page 300 and was like this is a lot.
    I have a 2018 1500 crew that has heated seats and steering wheel already and wanted to add vented. Would all I need is vented compatible seats then just turn feature on in alfaobd? Is it just plug and play for vented seats?


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    I've tried to locate any suggestions to my question but no luck so far I have Alpha OBD and have programmed a 2012 2500 to add front cool/heat seats, rear tailgate release, folding mirrors, remote start, and I found selection for rear heated seat to add and once I select start it says it's set, however when I go to engage the rear heated seats nothing. I've noticed when I go back in the Alpha OBD all the bits I've added to the truck show up as present which is correct however Rear Heated Seats doesn't list anything no present so I try to program again and same thing. I believe if the truck has the bits from the factory it may or may not say present but there was no rear heat seats in this truck from the factory as there were non in front either. Just curious if anyone has thoughts on how to trouble shoot, possible the module is bad? (I think that is unlikely). The cab harness is correct as I swapped it out to get the front and rear seats to plug in the an oem harness as it should.
     
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