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Old 10-29-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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On my passenger seat the when i turn on the heated seat, the light on the button turns on but goes out after a couple of seconds, like its turning itself off. The drivers side seems to work just fine. Any body got any ideas?

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Well, the fault could be in the heated seat module-passenger. If you depress the the heated seat switch (passenger) a second time (before LED goes out), does the low heat LED come on? You could try interchanging driver & passenger heated seat modules to see if problem follows.
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I have the same problem only it'* the drivers seat. Had it checked-out, and was told it'* a common problem with the grid element in the seat, (break in the element). About a $400.00 repair. Or, buy a $20.00 heat and massage cushion at any local auto part store.
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On my passenger seat the when i turn on the heated seat, the light on the button turns on but goes out after a couple of seconds, like its turning itself off. The drivers side seems to work just fine. Any body got any ideas?

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Rob, if you have a multi-meter, you could read out the resistance of the heater elements. You have to disconnect the C2 connector from the passenger seat heated module. Look for resistance between pins A & C. The seat cushion element & the seat back element are connected in series. There is a connector between the 2 elements, so check that connector is securely made up. I'm not sure what resistance you should expect, but you could read out the driver seat & then compare the two.
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Any body got any ideas?.
Hahaha, cant believe it! I was going to say -Exactly- that a minute ago!
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I have an idea...sorry it'* off topic and I think Mark'* suggestions are a good start. (That guy lives with his FSM in his hands)

You could let Patty drive so the heated seat problem isn't an issue.
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You could let Patty drive so the heated seat problem isn't an issue.


Rob, have you looked it over yet?
Bill, that'* right, I'm always paging through these books trying to look up info. It aint easy, but someones gotta do it.
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Havent checked in to it yet. today was the first time i checked back on the site in quite a while.

Thanks for all the ideas guys!!
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