Accord seat heater removal

Discussion in 'Accord' started by tdyck60, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. tdyck60

    tdyck60 Guest

    I need to replace the seat heaters on a 98 Accord V6. The drivers
    seat heater pad has failed and I want to replace them. Has anyone
    done this? How difficult is it to take these out and what is the
    procedure? Any help would be appreciated.

    tdyck60, Apr 14, 2007
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    N.E.Ohio Bob Guest

    I'm just guessin, but I think you need a good trim shop. bob
    N.E.Ohio Bob, Apr 14, 2007
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    E Meyer Guest

    I recommend you price the job at a couple of local trim shops before you try
    to do it yourself. You may find that the labor is not particularly
    expensive after you factor out the cost of the heaters themselves.

    Being really cheap I replaced them myself on the '00 TL. Disassembly is not
    difficult if you have an FSM (the Helm book) with the procedures. It is
    non-obvious what has to come off & in what order without the book. Since the
    TL has side airbags in the seat backs, I would not have tried it without the

    The one specialized piece of equipment you need to reinstall the upholstery
    is a hog ring pliers. I could not find a local source to buy or rent one.
    About the time I was ready to give up and pay somebody to put it back
    together, I found an accommodating trim shop who lent me the pliers and gave
    me a hand full of the rings.
    E Meyer, Apr 14, 2007
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    tdyck60 Guest

    Thanks for the info. I wanted to find out if I was over my head
    without a manual or special tools. Nothing worse than getting
    something 1/2 apart and realizing you are screwed.

    tdyck60, Apr 18, 2007
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    Say What? Guest

    Ah, but there is something worse... MUCH worse and that's getting it
    totally apart and inoperable before realizing you're screwed!<g>

    Wise move to check before you start tugging.
    Say What?, Apr 21, 2007
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