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Our Sanctum Seat Ventilation System provides an integrated, adjustable climate control option for your seats. This system utilizes ThermoElectric Devices that can be installed in any vehicle with a 12-volt source and installs flush with the seat cushion underneath the upholstery. Each ventilation kit is designed for one seat so if you would like both of your front seats to have seat heaters, you will need to purchase two kits.

This system features 3 levels of seat heating and cooling in one single switch. This system will replace any factory seat comfort system and is compatible with our LeatherSeats.com upholstery kits with perforation and a high-flow reticulating backing foam.

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A few notes about our system.

  • Requires a 12v power source
  • Requires room and accessibility to mount all components to the seat
  • Requires upholstery that supports proper air-flow
  • Replaces any existing seat heaters
  • We suggest using a circuit with a minimum of 10 amps per unit

A few notes before you begin.

  • Layout all of the components that you received to make sure that you have all of the parts and tools ready for installation.
  • Do not install these units on top of surface-mounted occupancy detection sensors.
  • Only install these units under upholstery that is in good condition with no rips/tears that would expose the distribution pads.
  • Any time you disconnect the power to your seats or work with a vehicle’s electrical systems, always disconnect the main battery to avoid error codes, electrical shorts, and in extreme cases, cause the airbags to improperly deploy.

*This product requires advanced knowledge of automotive electrical systems and may require heavy modification or fabrication to the seat for proper installation. We do not include vehicle-specific wiring or installation instructions as every application will vary. If you are not capable of installing the product, professional installation is highly recommended.

Remove Seats From Vehicle

Before removing the seats from your vehicle or servicing any electrical systems, disconnect the vehicle’s battery to ensure the working area is grounded. Unbolt the seats and unplug all power wires and connectors going into the seats. To help avoid scratching the interior plastics or door panels when removing the seats, we recommend covering the door and floorboard with blankets or towels.

Any time you disconnect the power to your seats or work with a vehicle’s electrical systems, always disconnect the main battery to avoid error codes, electrical shorts, and in extreme cases, cause the airbags to improperly deploy. Save any radio security codes before disconnecting the battery.

Seats afterbeing removed from the vehicle

Remove Upholstery From Seats

Removing the cloth or leather upholstery from the seats will vary with every vehicle and typically requires basic hand tools. You may also need to remove the side plastics to gain access to the upholstery attachment points. A good practice is to take notes and/or pictures of the seats throughout this process so that you know how everything goes back together when you go to reinstall the upholstery.

If your vehicle is equipped with seat heaters, they will also need to be carefully removed before installation.

Determine Pad Placement/Modify Size

You will need to decide where on the seats the air distribution pad will be installed. Depending on the seat pattern, there may be some upholstery listing attachments that are covered. In some cases, it may be necessary to “float’ a listing attachment and only use one of the attachment points.

The air distribution pad can be cut down and modified in size. Once cut, the sides of the pad will need to be resealed.

Once the placement of the air distribution pad is determined, trace where the pad will lie on the seat foam using our template or the pad as a guide.