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2001 Durango D/S Heated Seat Inop and 'brake & ABS' light on

The light just flashes, swapped theD/S and P/S switch to rule things out; no change. Is there a way to troubleshoot and verify it's the heater element, and if so can the element be repaired at home?

My other question is what are some reasons that the BRAKE and ABS light would come on? The fluid level is good and brakes work fine, been told it could be the 'ABS module'. Any thoughts?

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  • ahtheodor Dec 09, 2008

    The LED on the heated seat switch (driver's side) blinks on both High and Low, which I believe means the element has shorted. What I can't determine is how to fix the problem. Do I need to replace the element? If so, how?



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If the ABS light is on, that means a trouble code is stored in the computer. Get the code read. That's always your starting point. Also, disconnect the electrical connector the seat heater element and check for power and ground going to the element. If you see power and ground, the element is bad. Buy a new element and take the car to an auto upholstery shop. They can remove the seat cover and replace the element.

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SOURCE: Heated seat

Could be that the wiring for the heater is broken, or that the heating element itself has been damaged. Has anyone knelt on the seat when reaching in to get something out of the car? Or has anyone stood on it (a child maybe)? Pressure like that can break the heaters and keep them from firing up.

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i put new cars to gether an if it doesnt hav the acessories it wont have the harness u need,,maybe sumtymes they do but if ucan run aseperate switch itll work use the right amp rated wire or ull have more heat (fire)?thats about 12feet of wire they can save they will save if possible(wire harness) too bad i cant fix my own car thou,,,lol..

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SOURCE: transmission doesnt shift abs & brake light on speedometer doesnt work

I had the same problem with ABS light and speedometer, I was told that it is the transmission control module. It has not yet stopped shifting but I have had times where it just wont stay running. It will start and then stall. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 1999 Dodge Durango. Brake Light and the ABS Light

If you backup lights are not working as well, I would say check the fuse for the backup lights, if the fuse is good, see if you are getting power to that fuse. We had this problem and after weeks of searching and changing sensors, we found the backup light fuse was good, but not getting power. Ran a wire from that fuse to the cig. lighter fuse and all woprksf great.

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