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12/17/11 10:47am - Original Message: 'Newer Seats'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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I've thought for some time that it might be nice to put newer (C5) seats in my '74 Convertible.  As I looked at some on e-bay, I noticed that none of the ones I was looking at were heated, so I expanded my search to C6 seats as well.
 
With the top down, I have occasionally heard from the passenger that it can be a bit nippy (funny, I've never noticed), so I was thinking that heat in the seat might help that situation.
 
My question is, will the electrical system in the C3 be able to handle power and/or heated seats?  Don't worry, I wouldn't do the installation myself - I would have someone who actually has some idea what they're doing take care of it.
 
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12/17/11 3:39pm - Reply: 'Re: Newer Seats'
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Charlottesville, VA - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 Previously: 1965 300hp Coupe in 1967. 1967 435hp Coupe in 1968-70. 1969 350hp T-top w/ac and all power options.

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Hi Marshall,
 
The heated/power seats sound like a comfortable upgrade! I don't see a problem for the C3 electrical system handling the extra juice, but you may want to run a dedicated circuit from the battery for the seats. Be sure to add a fuse at the battery to protect the wire from any shorts.
 
Check to see if a timer will be part of the system you get. The heated seats that I have had use a timer to switch them off after awhile so that you don't cook your bottom!


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12/17/11 6:36pm - Reply: 'Re: Newer Seats'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Marshal, I usually just rub the palms of my hands together very rigulously then hold them to my chest when that happens.
So there must be a hundred threads about trying to get heat out of the interior of a C3 and you want to put it in! Confused
I'm sure they would look wicked Kewl in your ride. Keep us informed.
Evil Smileebo


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