Audiovox SCO1 Owner`s manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
AND
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
FOR
SINGLE SEAT WARMER
SKS1, SKL2, SCO1, SCO2, SSP1
CONTENTS
Thank you for choosing a Audiovox product. We hope you will find the
instructions in this owner’s/installation manual clear and easy to follow. If you take
a few minutes to look through it, you’ll learn how to use all the features of your
new seat warmer for maximum enjoyment.
Cautions
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Kit Features
3
Installation Preparation
3
Seat Cushion
4
Back Rest
9
Seat Heater Switch
9
Seat Heater Wire Harness
10
Final Seat Assembly
10
System Operation
11
Seat Heater Use
11
Troubleshooting
12
Wiring Diagram
13
Seat Heater Specifications
14
Warranty
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CAUTION
• Do not place any heavy, sharp or pointed objects on the seats.
• Any fluid spilled on the seats may destroy the seat heater and may cause
damage to the vehicle. Never operate the seat heater while the seats are wet or
soaked with fluid.
• Do not keep insulating material (sheets, covers, coats) on the seats while the
seat heater is running. Do not place heat sensitive objects on the seats while
the seat heater is running.
• To protect damage and discharge of the battery, avoid seat heater operation for
extensive time periods without a running engine.
• Individuals, extra sensitive to heat, should only operate the seat heater in the
“LO” position.
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KIT FEATURES
Two Carbon Fiber Heater Pads
Wire Harness with In-Line Fuse
Round Switch with LED Indicator
8 Large Wire Ties
INSTALLATION PREPARATION
1. S eat heater system will NOT work on seats manufactured using the “foam in
place” (trim cover glued to foam pad) method of trim cover attachment.
2. I f the vehicle is equipped with an anti-theft radio, the radio code must be
written down prior to disconnecting battery cable. The code must be reentered when the negative battery cable is re-installed.
3. I f vehicle is equipped with an air bag, it is advisable to disconnect negative
battery cable for 3 minutes prior to beginning installation.
4. O
nly use parts and components supplied in kit for the seat heater installation.
The supplied components are carefully selected for optimal performance.
Foreign parts may lead to problems which could result in potential damage to
the seat heater components or vehicle.
NOTE: The installation of the heating pads must be free of creases and wrinkles.
6.Seats in vehicles with pre-loaded (power charge equipped) safety belts
must be removed and re-installed under strict adherence to the vehicle
manufacturers instructions.
7.In cases where a seat is equipped with an occupant pressure sensor for air
bag deployment; please refer to the manufacturer’s manual for any specific
instruction with regard to installing seat heater kits.
8.After installing seat heater wire harness, care must be taken to ensure all seat
motions are still possible without obstruction and the moving of the seat does
not cause any interference that could damage the seat heater wire harness.
9.Installation of a seat heater system with seats containing seam lines running
front to rear (length wise) is not permitted. Only exception is if the heating
pads are not directly located over the groove/s.
10.The overall side to side (width) of the heating pads must not be altered
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CAUTION: Do NOT cut the side of the heating pad.
11. Both heating pads must be connected to ensure system functions properly.
The SCO1, SCO2 and SSP1 are premium, pre-cut pads that are
designed to allow for quick installation on seats with vertical or
horizontal listings. No cutting or taping required by the installer.
WARNING: Metal, electrical conductors or hog rings are not to be placed on,
through or across the heating element.
WARNING: Do not tap or solder seat heater harness to any airbag circuits. Yellow
tape, tubing and connectors will indicate airbag circuits.
WARNING: Do not tap or solder seat heater harness to any pre-loaded safety
belt circuits.
Installation Parts
Description
Quantity
Seat Heater Pad
2
Wire Harness Assembly
1
Switch Assembly
1
Wire Ties
8
Seat Cushion
1. P
rior to removing seat from vehicle, lay heating pads on seat to verify size and
fit.
2. Park and secure the vehicle on a level surface.
3. D
isconnect the negative battery cable. If you have any doubt concerning the
layout of the vehicle wire harness, consult the wiring diagram provided by the
manufacturer.
4. Remove seat from vehicle and place on a suitable work table/area.
NOTE: Make certain to disconnect all wire connectors prior to removing seat from
vehicle.
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5. D
isassemble seat as needed to gain access to seat cushion cover attachment
clips.
6. U
nsnap j-clips and or remove “hog ring” clips and peel back cover. Refer to
Figures 1 and 2.
Figure 1
Figure 2
NOTE: If trim cover has hook and loop style tie down, care must be taken when
removing cover.
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7. Measure the width of the center seat area between the longitudinal seams.
NOTE: The width must be at least 10 inches (250 mm). The heating pad CANNOT
contact the side seems of the seat. If it does make contact, the seat heater cannot
be installed. Refer to Figure 3.
Figure 3
The SCO1, SCO2 and SSP1 are premium, pre-cut pads that are
designed to allow for quick installation on seats with vertical or
horizontal listings. No cutting or taping required by the installer. If using one of
these models, proceed to step 11 and simply install following
the general installation instructions. 8. P
osition the heating pad with the label facing down and the wire harness
routed towards the back of the seat area. Adjust the pad so the thermostat
is located approximately 1-2 inches (25-50 mm) forward of the back rest. In
cases where the seat cushion contains lateral grooves (side to side) to allow
for trim cover attachment, a section of the heating pad will need to be cut out.
Refer to Figure 4.
Figure 4
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9. O
nce the area that needs to be cut out is marked, remove the heating pad
from the cushion. Measure in (towards Center of pad) on each side 1 9/16 inch
(40mm) and mark. This is necessary to ensure that the main power supply for
the heating pad does not get damaged or cut. Refer to Figure 5.
1 9/16 Inch
40mm
1 9/16 Inch
40mm
Figure 5
10. Cut out the marked area. With the section removed, wrap the lateral “bridges”
with the black insulation tape. Repeat procedure on remaining sides of the
cut out. Refer to Figure 6.
Figure 6
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11. Reposition heating pad onto cushion foam. Make sure the thermostat is in the
correct location. Refer to Step 9. Using the supplied double sided tape, attach
the back edge of the heating pad to the cushion foam. With the pad attached
at the rear, determine the final length.
NOTE: Make sure that the length difference between the cushion pad and back rest
pad is not more than 10-3/4 inches (275 mm). Refer to Figure 7.
Figure 7
12. Trim if needed.
NOTE: The seat heater pad should reach the forward edge of the seat cushion. Refer to Figure 8.
Figure 8
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13. Route the heating pad wire harness so that it exits the trim cover in an
inconspicuous area.
14. Installation is now complete.
NOTE: Double check to make sure the pad does not have any wrinkles or is folded
over onto itself. Once checked, carefully re-attach trim cover
Back Rest
1. F ollow the same order and procedures for steps 5-13 for installing the heating
pad to the back rest.
NOTE: For step 11, use the tape that is on the pads. One at the top and the other
approximately half way down to ensure the pad will not loosen and wrinkle over
time due to effects of gravity. Seat Heater Pad Wire Harness Routing/Attachment
1. R
oute wires from cushion & back to underside of seat. Use supplied wire ties
to fasten harness to seat.
WARNING: Make sure attachment locations will NOT interfere with any seat
movement.
Seat Heater Switch
1. W
ith the seat still removed from vehicle, choose a switch location on a flat
surface where the wires won’t interfere with any seat movement.
2. Mark the location and drill a 3/4 inch (19.5 mm) hole using a stepped drill bit.
NOTE: Hand filing may be required for final fitting.
3. Insert switch through opening and snap into place.
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Seat Heater Wire Harness
1. Remove vehicle scuff plate and kick panel.
2. S tarting under seat, route the main harness through carpet opening toward
scuff plate. Route the harness along scuff plate towards the underside of
dash.
NOTE: If an opening in carpet does not exist, create one as required.
3. U
sing a digital volt/ohm meter, locate a switched ignition circuit that is
capable of handling a 10A continuous current and attach using one of the
supplied T-tap connectors. Use red T-tap for 18-22 gauge wire, blue T-tap
for 16-14 gauge wire or yellow T-tap for 12-10 gauge wire. Attach spade
connector to seat heater harness red wire and connect to T-tap.
NOTE: Improper installation could drain your battery if you attach the seat heater
harness to a constant battery source.
WARNING: Never use engine control/ECM, safety device, ABS/ARS or engine
cooling fan, etc. to power the seat heater circuit.
4. A
ttach ring connector on the black harness wire to a suitable ground source at
vehicle.
NOTE: A T-tap and spade connector can also be used if needed. Tap/splice into only
one vehicle circuit per seat heater harness.
Final Seat Assembly
1. Re-assemble remaining components of seat.
2. Load seat into vehicle. Do not install mounting fasteners.
3. R
e-connect vehicle harness connectors. Connect seat heater switch, main
power and heating elements to seat heater harness.
NOTE: Heating elements can be plugged into either connector. 4. I nstall seat mounting fasteners and torque to manufacturers recommended
specifications.
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5. R
e-connect the negative battery cable and test the seat heater function to
ensure it is operating correctly.
6. Re-check all systems and accessories where components were removed or
relocated during the installation process.
7. Re-install vehicle scuff plate and kick panel.
System Operation
A seat heater kit contains two (2) heater pads: one (1) for the cushion and one (1)
for the back To realize two heating levels (not available on all models), the two
pads are connected serially for the “LOW” position and in parallel for the “HIGH”
position. This configuration gives a lower rate for the “LOW” position and 100%
for the “HIGH” position. To avoid overheating, each pad has its own thermostat,
which interrupts the electrical circuit at a temperature of 158°F (70°C).
Seat Heater Use
The seat heater is designed to control the temperature of the lower and upper
seat segment of the front seats. Proper temperature control of the vehicle seat
increase the driver‘s and front passenger comfort. The seat heater operates in two
power levels and can only be activated with the ignition turned on. The switch
label “HI” is best used to power up the seat heater in cold ambient temperatures.
After the system is operational for a while the seat heater should be switched to
the “LO” position for maximum comfort. This keeps the system from generating
too much heat when running continuously. The low position will provide the
best comfort for normal operating conditions. The seat heater may be turned
“OFF” by placing the rocker switch in the center position.
The seat heater is equipped with safety device which senses and prohibits
overheat conditions. If the seat heater is operated for extended period of
time in the “HI” position, it may be possible for the thermo probe to shut the
heater down. In such event it may take a few minutes until the system reactivates without intervention from the driver (provided the switch is still in
the on position). A 10 Amp fuse protects against electrical shorts and other
malfunctions.
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Troubleshooting:
If system does not heat up or no indication of power.
Check fuse in seat heater harness and vehicle.
Temperature of seat may be above the preset thermostat temperature and will not
allow it to come on. (ie: sun shining on seat)
If the light on the heated seat switch does not come on, it could be that the switch
bulb is burnt out (replace switch) or that there is no power to the switch.
Ensure that all connectors are properly connected and that the ground wire is
properly grounded. Refer to Figure 9 for wiring diagram.
Using a digital ohm meter, test only the heating elements (switch not included)
from the under seat wire connector. If no resistance is found, then an open
condition exists.
Check internal wire connectors for an open circuit. If a heating element has an
open, install a new heating element.
If the heating elements and seat harness tests OK, then a power supply problem
exists.
Using a digital volt meter, start at the source and trace back through all the
connectors and switch to determine where the power loss is occurring. Repair as
necessary.
If the seat heater fuse continues to blow, then a short or bad ground condition
exists in the power circuit.
If the vehicle fuse which has the heated seat T-tap connected to it continues to
blow, then the tap will need to be moved to another vehicle circuit.
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Wiring Diagram:
Heater Element
Cushion
Heater Element
Back Rest
Connectors
2-Pin / White
Relay
Switch
Connector
4-Pin / White
10A Fuse
Switched Ignition
Source
Ground
Figure 9
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Seat Heater Specifications
Note: All data are valid for the non-trimmed heater pad.
Heater Pads:
Size
Varies by model
Thermostat
Bi-Metal switch: on at 104°F (40°C), cuts off at 158°F (70°C)
Burn Rate Specification
Meets FMVSS 302 Specification
Relay Type :
Continuous Rating
Short Term Rating
Operating Temperature
Switch:
Type
Change-over relay
20 Amps @ 12 Volts
40 Amps @ 12 Volts
-40°F (-40°C) to +176°F (80°C)
Operating Temperature
-4°F (-20°C) to +185°F (+85°C)
Rating
Contact R
Insulation R
20 Amps @ 12 Volts
Max. 50 mOhm
Min. DC 500V 100 mOhm
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Rocker Switch
Applies to Audiovox Seat
Heater Products
AUDIOVOX ELECTRONICS CORP. (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that should this product or any part thereof, under normal use
and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship within 12 months from
the date of original purchase, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced with reconditioned product (at the Company’s option) without charge for parts and repair labor.
When this product is installed as part of a new car purchase, the company will
extend the Seat Heater product warranty for the same period of time as the basic
warranty of the vehicle, up to 48 months in total. This is not applicable to extended
warranty purchases beyond the original manufacturer’s warranty. To qualify for the new
vehicle warranty, the seat heater products must appear on the original vehicle invoice.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product is to
be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale), specification of
defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the Company at the address shown below.
This Warranty does not extend to costs incurred for installation, removal or reinstallation
of the product, or to damage to accessories, or vehicle electrical systems.
This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the
opinion of the Company, has suffered or been damaged through alteration,
improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or by removal
or defacement of the factory serial number/bar code label(s). THE EXTENT
OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED
TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO
EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE
PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
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MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS
WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY
HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS FROM
DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY
BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR
BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY. No person or representative
is authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein in
connection with the sale of this product.
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exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the above limitations
or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and
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