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Cooled seat pad

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by bigroo42, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. bigroo42

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    Haven't seem much discussion about this but my 1 and only 'complaint' about my m3p- is the black seats are pretty hot. Like driving down the road, climate set to 68, back still sweating, hot....

    Anybody bought a seat pad/cover that claims to be cooling? I see a few on Amazon but would much rather seek advice from you knowledgeable folks. Thanks in advance!
     
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    I installed a front and rear set of Wet Okole neoprene covers. I really like the smouth contact.
    I wished Tesla offered cloth covers instead of leather.
     
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    Unfortunatly this is an area (breathing) that vinyl is inferior to natural leather.
     
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  4. bigroo42

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    Thanks! Do are they cooler? (in terms of temp lol)
     
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    Doesn't Tesla say NOT to use seat covers are they will block the airbags? I agree, cloth seats in a car are SO much more comfortable!
     
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    My Tesla replaced a 2013 Taurus Limited. Other than the ICE and the fact that the water pump was inside the engine requiring it to be pulled and the block split to replace (!), I really liked that car. It had cooled (and heated) seats.

    I found that I didn't use the seat cooling as much as I thought I would. What I REALLY wanted was something that would simultaneously heat my tushy and cool my back.

    #FirstWorldProblems
     
  7. bigroo42

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    I'm not following... Are there airbags in the seats themselves?
     
  8. Kevy Baby

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    RTFM

    Seat-mounted side airbags - see page 35 of the manual.
     
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    #9 bigroo42, Sep 9, 2019
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    Man this place gets friendlier by the minute.
     
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    Sorry - I mainly meant it in fun but in re-reading, I see it I failed at that.

    My apologies.
     
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    Its all good. I had to Google what it meant and I was like 'oh... Hmm... Allllright'
     
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    Some covers claim to be airbag compatible. I guess I would put more stock in Wet Okole's statement about airbag compatibility and testing than, say, some cheap imported knockoff.
     
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    This one does claim to be air bag compatible. For what it's worth...
     
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    we actually have a 12V power socket in the center console's rear compartment
     

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    Ahhhhh! Great to know. I learn something new about my car every day!
     
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    To my understanding all seat covers are for protection purpose only, I did however went with Coverking® - CR-Grade Neoprene Custom Seat Covers for the rear since they don't have issue with airbags and order it from CARID for better price Coverking® - CR-Grade Neoprene Custom Seat Covers
     
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