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Old 04-14-2005, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1992 325i, the heated seats were working then all of a sudden they just stopped at the same time which i find strange. Yes i checked the connectors under the seat and yes i cheched and double checked the fuse.the little indicator light for thatson the buttons still light up normally though...weird. CAN ANYONE HELP ME WHAT CAN IT POSSIBLY BE?

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Old 04-15-2005, 01:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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u sure u checked the right fuse?
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Yeah i believe so; is there any other fuses that could effec this?

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I have a 1992 325i, the heated seats were working then all of a sudden they just stopped at the same time which i find strange. Yes i checked the connectors under the seat and yes i cheched and double checked the fuse.the little indicator light for thatson the buttons still light up normally though...weird. CAN ANYONE HELP ME WHAT CAN IT POSSIBLY BE?

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not too sure...

but anyways, i mean, your car is 13 yrs old.. heated seats don't work forever... u might have just burnt them out

i know mine take like 10 mins to actually warm up... u should try to keep them on for a while, and see if u get any heat from them...
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not too sure...

but anyways, i mean, your car is 13 yrs old.. heated seats don't work forever... u might have just burnt them out

i know mine take like 10 mins to actually warm up... u should try to keep them on for a while, and see if u get any heat from them...
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Is it common for the seats to go out?! If so, how much does it cost to replace/fix?!!?

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Is it easy to get in those seats and replace the coils? will aftermarket ones work? might be cheaper than factory ones i'm guessing??
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inside the seat, (under the leather) is a piece of metal, which heats up.. which causes your seat yto warm up.. but i don't think that u can replace them.. u might have to buy new seats.. or atleast have a custom's shop do it...

but i am not sure
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The heater element is a set of wires that run through a cotton gauze pad under the leather. The lower (butt) elements are about $75 from BMW, and they take about 30-40 minutes if you DIY. I don't know about the back elements. I replaced both of the lower elements in the driver and passenger side.
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Ok thanks for the info, i talk to a technician at the dealer and he says that its strange for both elements in both seats would go out like that at the same time so i'm gonna go replace the fuse again and see what happens if not i'll try to replace the elements...was it tricky to get at and replace

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The heater element is a set of wires that run through a cotton gauze pad under the leather. The lower (butt) elements are about $75 from BMW, and they take about 30-40 minutes if you DIY. I don't know about the back elements. I replaced both of the lower elements in the driver and passenger side.
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