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Hey all,

I'm hoping to soon pull the trigger on a BoltEV. I was going to originally go with the Premier but I'm really a little price sensitive. The difference to me is probably $70/mo between that and the LT.

Really, I can get 95% of what I want with the LT. The 2 biggest things I'll miss are 1) Rear seat heat, and 2) Front leather seats. The leather I can probably get by without, but I may investigate at least pricing out aftermarket leather for the front seats. But the seat heat is more of a technical question.

How technically complicated would it be to add rear seat heat to the Bolt LT after purchase? I'm assuming it would just be a matter of finding the right power source, perhaps even being able to use the power connectors that may be hidden somewhere. Does anyone have any knowledge on this?
 

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There will not be any wiring from GM in the seat area and if there was, you would have to install a new body computer to use the connections since your car did not come with heated seats. The after market leather company may have something that can install, you may have to use a after market seat cover that has heat elements already installed in the covers but you would have to wire them up to a power supply.
 

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Yeah, for as little as this is necessary, I'm considering just slipping in a couple of the heater pads, and then wiring them to an accessory outlet plug. If the rear seat has an accessory outlet, then when needed, they could just be plugged in there. It's a very occasional use type item, so I'd rather keep it as simple as possible. Besides that, we only would have someone in there rear seats fairly occasionally.
 

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... It's a very occasional use type item, so I'd rather keep it as simple as possible. Besides that, we only would have someone in there rear seats fairly occasionally.
Which begs the question: How much trouble is it worth to you?

I rarely have someone in the back of my Volt, even more rarely would they use seat heaters.
 

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:) Yeah, I hear ya....but a couple years ago we had 60 days that were below zero. And, we had probably 20 or more days that were -25 to -32F. It's times like that when the $65 per seat it would cost to do seat heat would be well spent. Preheat on the Volt was the only solution. I'm sure hoping the Bolt does as well.
 

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:) Yeah, I hear ya....but a couple years ago we had 60 days that were below zero. And, we had probably 20 or more days that were -25 to -32F. It's times like that when the $65 per seat it would cost to do seat heat would be well spent. Preheat on the Volt was the only solution. I'm sure hoping the Bolt does as well.
It does get cold here too, but only a few days per year at those temperatures. Still, an empty seat doesn't need to be heated. Also, when it's really cold I'm dressed in so many layers I can't feel the seat heaters anyway. I get most use out of them on chilly mornings in the spring and autumn when I have a light jacket on.
 
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