Here is a pic of the heated pads from the original leather seats:
Removing the pads entails taking the seat out of the car, unbolting the lower frame from the lower seating area, and then removing a bunch of hog rings to separate the cover from the cushion.
Here is a pic of the heat pads and wiring removed from the original leather seats:
The wiring has to be removed so it can be plugged in to the original wiring of the car. Much of the wiring is not needed but I left it anyway and tucked it under the seat.
This pic shows where the heat pad will be positioned underneath the cloth cover:
The seat back heat pad was placed on the lower part of the seat back...same place as the original leather seats.
I tested the pads before I inserted them into the seats. On the short drive to the office this morning, the seat was nice and toasty. I noticed that the seat bottom is much warmer than the seat back...not sure why.
I have been contemplating upgrading the brakes to Brembo, in conformance with making the car as "Nismo" as I can. The problem is that its hard to justify spending $1000-1500 for Brembo calipers, rotors and lines. I considered a 300ZXTT conversion but nixed that idea. I think I will go with an 06+ 350z caliper and rotor swap. This seems to be done for under $500 and gives a larger front rotor and two pistons up front. If I paint the caliper red, it will give it a nice sporty look.
The bumpers need to be color sanded and a second coat of paint and then clear coated and all that.
Spoiler still needs to be installed.
Im working on finding a way to utilize the audio buttons on my steering wheel. I think an 06+ Bose CD6 radio with wiring harness is the way to go. I cant find anyone who has done this.
I found a guy selling original 2007-2008 Nismo Z rims. They have the TPMS sensors and everything with near new tires. He wants around $1800. Seems a bit high to me. I really like my 35th A rims. Any thoughts here?
I may buy an original Nismo Z muffler. The original tips are gone though. I could always have 4" chrome tips welded on.
I need to fix the passenger door handle still
The headlights need to be aimed upward. I have to use the brights most of the time
The fuel sending units need cleaning since the gauge is totally inaccurate.
I need TPMS sensors
The top still wont go up.