DMIPS00001-Seat Bottom & Back Heater Kit

Seat Bottom & Back Heater Kit Dorman 628-040

Single Bucket Seat (Upper & Lower Cushion) Deluxe Heater Kit w/Lighted HI-LO Switch LH = RH (Dorman)
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Dorman Seat Heater Kit: 628-040

This kit will install in any car with a 12 volt electrical system. This kit does one seat. The kit is designed to install between your seat upholstery and the padding underneath. Installation requires removal and re-installation of seat and seat covers, as well as basic knowledge of the vehicle's wiring.


  • Dorman Seat Heater Kit
  • High quality lighted switch
  • Secure high quality connectors
  • Comes with detailed instructions

Most components in this kit are the very same items that manufacturers install in cars and trucks at the factory. This is a great addition to any car.


Universal Part Note:

This is a universal part and not a direct replacement for the existing part on your vehicle.  In some situations, modifications may be necessary for it to fit and function properly.

Item Condition: New

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How To Install Seat Heater In Your Vehicle

Created on: 2021-01-16

This is a general video that will show how to install and wire seat heaters from on most vehicles to convert your seats to heated seats

  1. step 1 : Removing the Seat
    • Roll the seat all the way back
    • Remove the two 15mm bolts from the bottom of the track
    • Roll the seat all the way forward
    • Remove the two 15mm bolts from the bottom of the track
    • Roll the seat all the way back
    • Tilt the seat up
    • Disconnect the wiring harness if you have power seats
    • Remove the seat
  2. step 2 : Removing the Seat Panel
    • Remove the two Phillips screws from the plastic panel on the seat
    • Flip the chair over
    • On the bottom, remove the Phillips screws from the top and bottom of the seat
    • Remove the wiring harness from the plastic panel if you have power seats
    • Remove the handle with a T25 Torx Bit
  3. step 3 : Removing the Seat Cover
    • Pull up the seat cover from around the edge with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Unclip the lower seat cover from the upper seat cover
    • Place the seat upright
    • Pull the clip from the seat cover out towards the front of the seat
    • Tip the seat onto its back
    • Separate the foam from the seat cover
  4. step 4 : Installing the Foam Pads
    • Fit the heat pad inside the seat
    • Peel the adhesive strip from the heat pad
    • Push the heat pad into the foam
    • Tilt the seat upright
    • Pull up the lower seat cover
    • Separate the foam from the seat cover
    • Push the harness from the heat pad out through the back of the seat
    • Place the heat pad underneath the seat cover
    • Peel the adhesive strip from the heat pad
    • Push the heat pad into the foam
    • Pull the seat cover down over the foam
    • Flip the chair upside down
    • Re-clip the upper seat cover to the lower seat cover
    • Re-clip the lower seat cover
  5. step 5 : Removing the Lower Dash Panel
    • Pull off the fuse box door from the dash panel
    • Remove the 7mm bolt from the side of the dash panel
    • Remove the two 8mm bolts from the bottom of the dash panel
    • Pry out the mirror control panel
    • Remove the two Phillips screws behind the mirror control panel
    • Pull down the lower dash panel
    • Disconnect the trunk wiring harness from the panel
    • Remove the lower dash panel
  6. step 6 : Installing the Seat Heater Wiring
    • Pull up on the center console panel
    • Thread the wires from the heating switch harness underneath the center console panel
    • Thread the heating switch harness wires up into the lower dash panel area
    • Run the ground and fuse wires up through the fuse panel area
    • Bolt the ground wire to something metal - we remove a 10mm bolt from the body, place the ground on the clip, and replace the bolt
    • Pull out the largest fuse with pliers
    • Clip the fuse wire onto the tooth of the fuse
    • Push the fuse into place
    • Bundle up the fuse wires
    • Wire-tie the fuse wires together
    • Clip the excess from the wire-tie with wire cutters
  7. step 7 : Placing the Seat Heater Switch into a Panel
    • Disconnect the mirror switch wiring harness
    • Disconnect the seat heater wiring harness
    • Mark where you want the switch on the panel with marker
    • Drill a hole with a 25/32 drill bit
    • Clip the switch into the hole on the panel
  8. step 8 : Installing the Lower Dash Panel
    • Connect the mirror switch wiring harness
    • Connect the seat heater wiring harness
    • Connect the trunk wiring harness to the lower panel
    • Align the lower panel
    • Insert the Phillips Head screws to the lower panel
    • Push the mirror/seat heater panel into place
    • Insert and tighten the 8mm screw
    • Insert and tighten the 7mm screws
    • Replace the fuse box door
  9. step 9 : Installing the Seat Panel
    • Connect the wiring harness if you have power seats
    • Press the panel into the side of the seat
    • Insert the four Phillips screws into the seat panel
    • Flip the seat over
    • On the bottom, insert the Phillips screws on the bottom of the panel below the seat
    • Tuck the seat heating wire into the panel
    • Insert the Phillips screw on the top of the panel below the seat
    • Wire-tie the heat pad harnesses to the bottom of the seat
    • Flip the seat upright
    • Insert and tighten the T25 Torx bolt into the side handle
  10. step 10 : Installing the Seat
    • Place the seat upright in the vehicle
    • Connect the heat pad wiring harness
    • Connect the power wiring harness if you have power seats
    • Thread the 15mm bolts on the track behind the seat by hand
    • Tighten the 15mm bolts preliminarily
    • Thread the 15mm bolts on the track in front of the seat by hand
    • Tighten the 15mm bolts preliminarily
    • Tighten all four bolts the rest of the way
  11. step 11 : Testing the Heated Seats
    • Start the vehicle
    • Turn the heated seats on High
    • Test the seat for thirty seconds to a minute

Tools needed for replacement

  • Drills, Drill Bits & Related

    25/32 Drill Bit


  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Hog Rings

    Wire Ties

    Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Hog Ring Pliers

    Needle nose pliers

    Wire Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    15mm Socket

    8mm Socket

    7mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T25 Driver

Installation Video
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Part Interchange

Brand Label Part Number
DIY Solutions RES00295

This item may be interchangeable with parts from other brands with the above part numbers. This information is provided only for reference and does not guarantee that the item you are purchasing is identical to parts with part numbers from the brands listed above. To confirm that this item fits your vehicle, use the above "Check Vehicle Fit" option.

Brand #: 628-040
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Will this plug right into the existing seat heater wiring of my 06 ram 2500?
January 17, 2017
Hey Eric, I bought this set a year ago and ended up returning it because of this. It's designed to plug into your car's fuse box (can't think of the correct terminology right now) and is wired there however you can make it work. when I bought it, I thought I could just replace the old heated wiring with these pads, but i found out that's not how it works. These are a separate system that can't be used with your existing heated seats. You basically would slide these under your upholstery over the old heated wires. I think it would rather be more worth it for you to buy new wiring from the Ram dealership to use with your current heated seat system instead of trying to wire this system and your old one together. I imagine that would require a bit of careful cutting and melting to make that work. Again, these were just my own thoughts on the product when I fully learned how they worked. I never ended up installing them.
January 17, 2017
Hello Ben. This heat kit is a universal unit, and you will need to wire it to the vehicle. It does not plug into the existing seat heating system. If you visit the listing of this particular part we do have a detailed install video that should show you exactly what this will do!
January 17, 2017
I'm sure that the plugs are NOT the same as what dodge has used. But don't let that stop you from installing this heater into your truck. The wiring for this seater is quite simple though. With s volt meter you should be able to determine the correct wires to pair up with your new heat heater.
January 17, 2017
This unit would NOT plug in to the harness that was installed at the factory on my 2006 SSR Chev. Also, after changing the connectors, the replacement required more amps and would not work on the stock circuit.
January 18, 2017
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