Katzkin Seat Heater

[4/9/2003] Reviewed by: Dave Conover

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Katzkin Seat Heaters

The heaters are first rate, definitely a quality product and the wiring harness is complete and ready to install. Very very nice. The instructions are something else thought, hard to understand picture quality is poor and can not be followed and look at the product before you follow the instructions. The switch's used to turn on the heaters are different than what's in the instructions and require a different hole size. Read & re-read the between the lines of the instructions so you understand the process it's not difficult too do you just don't want to make a mistake there's no fixing them if you do.

These will spoil you if you live somewhere where the weather has it's colder days. This is an added luxury that you will to enjoy. These work very nicely and make top down days in cooler weather very comfortable (my wife loves them). I plan to add them to my 2001 Ford Ranger PU it's spoiled me that much. A must for Miata's owners that live where the weather can get cold.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

[12/31/2002] Reviewed by: Jeff Carlson - jeffcarlson@comcast.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

A under the seat cover heater to provide warmth in cold months and top down cool days.

This is not a project for the faint of heart, but it can be done with patience and more than a little bit of reading between the lines of the directions. I don't know if they are the original directions from Katzkin, but the copy that I got had pictures which were almost black, providing not value. I am looking forward to the warmth they will provide in the dead of winter here.

Also, the three zip ties provided to replace the 30 or more metal hog rings were not enough. In another mis-direction, the instructions called to use the "supplied" tape to cover any loose carbon fibers after cutting - except they do not really include it. I was told to buy some commercial grade electrical tape. You should not have to run to the store to buy required parts when you pay more than $125 (including shipping) for a single seat. Unless you are a cheap masochist like me, it may be the right thing to do to have them installed ($~125/seat). It took me about 8 hours to complete the install for one seat. The only improvements I can suggest is to include all the parts required, and make the switch lighted. It would be nice to know that it is on, and what position it is in (high or low). It might also be a good idea to make it the type that will turn off when the ignition turns off, and not come back on until it is once again activated.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

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