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Old 03-12-2018, 01:39 PM
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That would be awesome man. I have the control module (DCSM) and all the TEDs. I have all the wiring diagrams as well as the operation overview. I could wire the TED directly but that would be unsafe. The control module is what regulates power to keep it in the safe zone
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On the original truck, everything is connected. From the trucks ecu, bcm, radio, hvac interface, you name it. So replicating the original truck seems unrealistic
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There are many components on each network, but not every component is required for the seat controls to communicate with the DCSM. Those 2 can work by themselves. And that's the only way you're going to get the TEDs regulated like you're imagining. You can go into the control panel module, extend the internal switch circuits out of the module, and onto some switches that look right on your dash. The modules can be hidden, and still do their jobs. But they have to be wired like original to work like original.

Or you can build your own regulation system. There's nothing inherently "unsafe" about the TEDs running full-blast - just maybe uncomfortable after a while. A simple thermostat can keep them at comfortable (& safe) temperatures.

I called the guy, and he just direct-wired the TEDs to 12V polarity-reversing switches on the dash. When the seat got uncomfortable, he turned the switch off.

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Old 03-12-2018, 10:08 PM
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That's is awesome news!! I have no problem with wiring it directly. I was under the impression that it needed power regulation to operate. Thank you very much for your help.
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