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Old 02-19-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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My drivers side heated seat is not working. I hit the switch and it shuts right off. Any ideas on a fix and cost?
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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You may need a new switch. Test it. If you do need a new switch, try www.rockauto.com
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You could try swapping the plugs on the back of the switches so the left one controls the right side and the right side controls the left. If the problem stays in the one switch, chances are you need a new switch.
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That is a good idea. I checked the web site suggested but did not see a switch?
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I found it here. Switch

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Thanks! As cheap as it is I might just replace it anyways.
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I would hate for you to buy the switch and find out that is not the problem. It'* pretty easy to pull the switches out and swap the plugs. If you do end up replacing them you could also compare that price against your local GM dealer. They should be able to order the part for you, although I think I paid right around $60 a piece when I replaced both of mine because a couple of the lights were burnt out. I know... I'm picky.
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The most common issue with the heated seats 2000-2003 is a bad wire in the element. GM has a standard service kit to fix it by replacing the pad.

There is a way to fix it yourself if you want to save some cash.
https://www.gmforum.com/showthread.p...ht=Heated+Seat
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The most common issue with the heated seats 2000-2003 is a bad wire in the element. GM has a standard service kit to fix it by replacing the pad.

There is a way to fix it yourself if you want to save some cash.
https://www.gmforum.com/showthread.p...ht=Heated+Seat
I'm getting a message on the link that I'm trying to access someone else'* post or administrative access. Would you check this link, Bill?
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One of your wires has been burnt at the contacts in the seat pad. You have to peel back the leather to see the contact points going to the heated pads. There are two at the front of the bottom seat plus one at the rear bottom seat that are usually the culperts. Should be a write up on it up here some where if you use the search for the fix.
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