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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. Ricks Ram

    Ricks Ram Senior Member

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    Yes, all you would need is to enable the codes with the Alfa tool. One thing to note is if your truck doesn't have the 8.4" screen in some cases the vented seats will not work. If you have the 8.4" screen you should be fine. Make sure the seats you get are for a 13 or newer. The 09 to 12 seats will NOT work in the 13 and up trucks no matter what the wrecking yards or ebay say.

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    So just plug and play? No new wires or boxes? Sounds to easy lol


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    Yes, as long as your new seats have all the wiring and modules intact "which they should" it's plug and play once you enable the correct codes. You should also install a new switch panel with the correct heated/vented seat buttons. The vented seats should work without the new switch panel by using the soft keys on the radio but it's much easier to use the switch panel to turn the seats on and off. Also make sure you change the seat material type to perforated leather at the same time you enable the vented seat codes.

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    I have 2012 bighorn going to install sports leather heated and cooled seats. I found out my connector are different from the pictures you guys posted. Anyone help me out?
     
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    I haven’t been able to find the answer.
    Can an RA2 5.0 radio run the heated seats/ wheel if the codes are added? I currently have AUX switches and don’t want to ditch those for seat switches and current not super interested in going to an 8.4 screen. Thanks!
     
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    I haven't seen anyone do it without the switch panel due to the fact that the radio doesn't have the App screen to display the soft keys to turn them on and off. I would recommend turning on All the correct codes just to see if the controls come up anywhere on the screen. I wouldn't recommend trying to press the soft keys without having the seats and wheel installed and wired. It will throw a ton of DTC codes. Just see if they show up anywhere.

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    Hey guys .
    Buddy of mine has a 2011.
    He swapped the interior from a 2017.
    I cannot get the heated seats and wheel to work .. any ideas?
    All the fuses are in, switch panel and I have activated any of the codes I thought might need to be done.
    The passenger seat has a 2009 module the driver seat has a 2017.
    Power seats worked right away..
    I know we normally deal with 13 and up but any help would be greatly appreciated..


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    If you're using the HSM module from a 13 or newer which it sounds like you are the heated/vented seats and heated wheel will not work. The modules with the newer seats will not communicate with the 2011 truck's BCM. Not sure what you mean by "module in the passenger seat" but all it should have is the power inverter which has nothing to do with the heated/vented seats and heated wheel. His best bet is to find a set of seats that is for the correct year if he wants those options in the factory configuration.

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