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Old 08-10-2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default Funny time of the year to find this problem....Updated!!!!

Passenger Heated Seat light comes on then goes out.
Drivers side is fine.
OK, I hope this isn't what I think it is.
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Someone tell me it'* just a fuse or relay......
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So before I start to search thru my Maint manuals, can someone tell me if this is a burn out heating element
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When you hit the heater switch and the light comes, do you hear a click sound from under the seat just before the light goes back out?

If so, you probably have a bad element in the seat.

It can be fixed, but finding the bad element can be tricky, since there are several elements in the seat that can go bad. Once you find the bad element, you have to partially remove the seat cover to access the elements.

Mine is bad, but I don't use the seat heater, so I have not attempted the fix. I hear it is not very easy.
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Very well timed on GM'* part, just months after the 6 year warranty runs out.......and I think we only used it a couple of dozen times.

Is there something in Techinfo or another post on how to fix it
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Pontiac Dad has done it several times. This is one of the discussions.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...11&highlight=A
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Default seat heater element

The light comes on then goes out means the element is buned out. Tobin Pontiac here in Columbus Ohio Wants $200.00 to replace the element.
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Well you guys won't believe this

So I have found it is a burnt out bottom element.
Simple change but...........

I phone the GM Dealer in town for a price.

Are you sitting down

$1,045.

They tell me GM won't sell them without the leather seat cover because it is one piece.

Someone give me another source to purchase it from.....Please.
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So 20 minutes later, the GM parts guy phones me back.

He found a Heater Kit for $200 that was not cross referenced in his catalogue.....or so he says

I have it on order.
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O'Neil - I got the heater element kit from the dealer today but it is a little different from the above image you posted. Sure it looks the same as the picture but in reality there are more connectors than shown. Can't get a good pic of under the seat to expain what I mean but the bottom cover has three green connectors and the back element has one plus the large connector.



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It seems that the original elements really are part of the leather upholstery and the wiring is different as you can see in the picture of the kit elements.
What did you do with the original elements?
How do you connect the bottom elements without replacing the back?
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Thats odd? It does look like 3 seperate elements on the bottom cushion?
Mine were just like the pic above with 1 connection?
Could there be 2 diff models and thats what the parts guy found?
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