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post #1 of 14 Old Mar 28th, 2006, 6:52 pm Thread Starter
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In '99 BMW did not offer heated seats. I can buy a BMW stock heated seat from someone who has replaced their original with a Sargeant, Corbin or some other aftermarket make. What I don't know is if the wiring harness on the '99 is configured for the seat wiring connections. Do you know? Last year I bought a chrome luggage rack with the break light built in, but there was no wiring harness in the top trunk to connect to. I looked. So I just clipped off the wires to the light. That makes me think there are no lines for the seat, either. What do you think?

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post #2 of 14 Old Mar 28th, 2006, 7:12 pm
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In '99 BMW did not offer heated seats. I can buy a BMW stock heated seat from someone who has replaced their original with a Sargeant, Corbin or some other aftermarket make. What I don't know is if the wiring harness on the '99 is configured for the seat wiring connections. Do you know? Last year I bought a chrome luggage rack with the break light built in, but there was no wiring harness in the top trunk to connect to. I looked. So I just clipped off the wires to the light. That makes me think there are no lines for the seat, either. What do you think?
Charlie - in '99, it may have depended on what model of LT you bought, butt my '99 seat is heated, along with the grips and the passenger seat and backrest. It's an LT(C) model, with chromy mirrors and saddle bag trim. Just a guess, butt I'd think you have a harness that includes the ability to add heated seats - if not, you might check the site archives for folks who've added heated seats to a '99 LT. I'll check and see if I can find anythang.
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The previous post is correct, only the LT " C" had heated seats, three models were offered the Standard, the Icon and the Custom,

I found this early report of the 99 K1200LT which also mentions the options

http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcbmw/99k12lt.html
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Charlie - reading thru this thread might help ya a leetle. Hope so.
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The previous post is correct, only the LT " C" had heated seats, three models were offered the Standard, the Icon and the Custom,

I found this early report of the 99 K1200LT which also mentions the options

http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcbmw/99k12lt.html
Richard,

Don't believe everything you read. I have a 99 Icon with Soft touch heated seats and back rest. Back then there were a lot of choices that could be made at the dealership. It is my understanding that the Icon and Custom shared the same wiring harness while the Standard was truly bare bones.

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Open the seat and look for the connector, a white female just under the top rail on the shift side of the bike.
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If it's prewired, you'll also see plugs for the passenger seat and backrest on the left side of the fuse box under the passenger seat.

I have a '99 Icon that is NOT prewired for heated seats. Even the fuse socket that should correspond to heated seats is un-wired. It is my understanding that the early '99 Standards and Icons had a different wiring harness than the Custom model. Later in the model year BMW made life simple and began using the same wiring harness for all the trim levels. That's why you see some (non-Custom) '99s that have the plugs and some that don't.

I added a heated driver's seat to my Icon last year. I had found on eBay what was supposed to be the supplemental connector for the heated seat, EXCEPT no one at my local dealership (nor on this list) had any clue where the new harness connected to the bike's wiring!

As a temporary fix, I cobbled up a BMW plug to my seat so that I can plug it into the power socket. It looks kind of funky but it works. I was in Myrtle Beach last weekend and managed to leave my heated seat "on" with the power plug in the front (unswitched) outlet, and drained my battery. That was a reminder to me that I need to find a way to premanently wire my seat to a switched circuit on the bike.

Post a reply when you figure out whether your bike is prewired. If not, sent me a PM and maybe we can think up a solution.
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Last year I bought a chrome luggage rack with the break light built in, but there was no wiring harness in the top trunk to connect to.
Hi Charlie

The brake light wire for the rack may be there after all. On my early 99 it was folded back and attached to the trunk light. Pull the light out and look if there is a set of wires bent over and headed back down the tunnel. There’s not a lot of slack in the wires. Hope this helps.

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Thanks. I did a deep dive into the trunk looking for the wiring harness. No go. I've never looked, but I'm pretty sure I have an early '99. Must be before the factory switched to a more standardize harness.

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Is it true that on the later LT´s, only the Soft Touch seating have the heating option, this not being available on the standard seating.
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Last year I bought a chrome luggage rack with the break light built in, but there was no wiring harness in the top trunk to connect to. I looked. So I just clipped off the wires to the light. That makes me think there are no lines for the seat, either. What do you think?

I also have the 99' and there was no brake light wire to be found anywhere so I ran the wire to the area behind the left side (as you sit on bike) rear speaker and connected it to the brake light wire I found there.

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The Custom model came with heated standard model isn't prewired.
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The Custom model came with heated seat standard . If you own an ICON model, it's prewired for heated seats. The STANDARD model isn't prewired.
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Unless it's an early '99 Icon (like mine), which is not prewired.
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