General Heated seat failure

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by Pentagrid, Saturday 14th Feb, 2015.

  1. Pentagrid New Member Getting Started

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    on the drivers seat the base (seat) is not heating up. The back is fine and the passenger seat is all ok. Is this an easy fix or as I suspect an expensive item to fix and therefore something I will forget as the car is only worth about 7k
     
  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I seem to recall discussing this previously on the forum. I think someone was going to open the seat and have a look to see if the element was fixable.
    I can't remember if this was actually done though.

    Have a search of the forum see if you can find the thread

    Alternatively replacing the whole sear with a second hand one could be an option to look into.
     
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  3. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Quite common problem this. The seat heater element breaks down and stops working. It's a stick on pad that sticks onto the foam under the leather base. With the seat out of the car it's fairly easy to remove. With the side trims removed the base unhooks and separates form the seat as one. You then have to un-hook the leather from the formed foam pad which can be fidly if you have not done one before.
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I take it that the stick on pad heater element available separately @Beefy ?
     
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  5. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Yep sure is but they're expensive. Worth pricing up but certainly nothing to sell the car over. It's diy-able but fiddly to say the least.
     
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  6. Pentagrid New Member Getting Started

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    Thanks for the prompt replies guys.
    Think I'll be content with a warm back !
     
  7. chunkymonkey Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Same problem here but to be honest all the base does is make my backside really hot so it doesn't bother me.
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  8. printer Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    It's easy to repair it.
    1. Pull the rear part of the plastic side trim and move the trim upward to release.
    2. Undo the screw at the front side of the side trim
    seatheater1.
    3. Unhook the seat cover from the bottom
    seatheater2.
    4. See the burned part of the heater
    5. Clean the isolation, solder and isolate again.
    seatheater3.
    6. Enjoy the warm seat!
     
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  9. chunkymonkey Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Nice one Printer I will investigate, do they all burn out in a similar place?
     
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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  11. printer Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Yes, at the front side of the cushion.
     
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