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Old 12-21-2004, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My heated seat (drivers side )doesn't work anymore. i don't think the fuse is blown cause the heated mirror still works.

anyone had that problem, and your opinions on trouble shooting steps. I don't want to start peeling the leather away to change the heating elements just yet. BTW can they heating elements eventually burn out?
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there should be some electronics you can get to under the seat, which would be a good place to start.

Look at your wiring diagram (I'm assuming you have a repair manual) and check it with a volt-meter. There could just be a separate fuse under there, I believe I saw one for my power seats last night, but I don't have heat.
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there should be some electronics you can get to under the seat, which would be a good place to start.

Look at your wiring diagram (I'm assuming you have a repair manual) and check it with a volt-meter. There could just be a separate fuse under there, I believe I saw one for my power seats last night, but I don't have heat.
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I have a service manual. stupid me i didn't look there yet. lol


i have a catch 22 right now. it's too cold to work on the seat and troubleshoot, but at the same time it's damn cold driving without a heated seat. My ass can only do so much heating. LOL
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check that the switch works. check the wiring from the switch to the "ass warmth coils"
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check that the switch works. check the wiring from the switch to the "ass warmth coils"
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the only thing is if the switch didn't work then the mirror wouldn't heat up..
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