LOL, don't git yer knickers in a bind.Oh Jeeze!! This is a passenger seat cushion from a 9th gen, but I'm sure the 8th is similar. YIKES, where am I supposed to sit the heating elements?
Either at the very top or very bottom of the seat is where the heating element will be installed. I'm NOT touching those sensors.
I won't be using any plugs as nothing will be plugNplay, but soldering.
Got the leather covers the other day, I'll post pics later.
It is recommended by Honda to NOT cover those sensors with a heating element.
There are several reasons why Honda chose NOT to include the passenger seat back heated element but the #1 reason, IMO, had to be liability.
Many people, including some auto upholsterers, forgo Honda's recommendation and install a heated seat element there anyways. I am one of those people. I have a PTFE (Teflon) sheet as a shield between the heating element and the seat back sensors.
In regards to cutting the heating elements, check to see what the manufacturer of your particular kit states is the minimum length.