1994 E34 525tds - DIY wiring, need to power heated seats

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  1. 1994 E34 525tds - DIY wiring, need to power heated seats 
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    My E34 has been recently retro fitted with electric seats which I have working after fitting a new loom. The only part I have struggled with was the heated bum warmers. The wiring is there at the plug on the car side but strangely nothing is there at the fusebox, just an empty slot with no connectors.

    So my question is, would it be safe if I jump a power wire straight to the car battery with an inline fuse installed or should there be a power step down somehow. I'm not too clued up about electics but will have a go and wouldn't do anything without good advice and making sure I'm happy something is safe.

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    could you not use another fuse same watts.
     
     

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    I don't think there are any more spare fuses. Besides, the fuseboxes are a scary mass of multicoloured spagetti and I dont want to be going in there.
     
     

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    Actually I've just been outside and in the rear fusebox, there are a couple off empty slots, one for the power steering column that takes the same 30A fuse. Am i right in thinking one side of the fuse holder goes to the battery and the other can be joined to the power wire to the heated seat?
     
     

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