dennisbolt
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Heated Seat Cushion OK For Power Point Use?

Fri May 18, 2018 3:52 am

I am a prospective buyer of a new 2017 Bolt LT that does not have heated seats. The dealership salesman suggested an aftermarket retrofit or a heated seat cushion that plugs into the 12v power point. I am leery of aftermarket retrofits, but would consider using a heated seat cushion as needed in the winter months. Would this usage cause any issues or concerns like excessive 12v battery drain, etc.?

JimFallstonMd
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Re: Heated Seat Cushion OK For Power Point Use?

Fri May 18, 2018 12:41 pm

I have used them in the past and they work fine with NO noticeable power drain.
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dennisbolt
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Re: Heated Seat Cushion OK For Power Point Use?

Fri May 18, 2018 1:22 pm

Thanks.
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SeanNelson
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Re: Heated Seat Cushion OK For Power Point Use?

Fri May 18, 2018 4:48 pm

Heated seats, whether built-in or aftermarket, take very little power compared to that which is required to move the car. You're not likely to see very much of a difference through using them. The reduced capacity of the battery in cold weather will be a significantly bigger factor, and even that is dwarfed by use of the HVAC heater.

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