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Heated seat not heating

Drivers side heated seat not heating but fuses not blown and passenger side still does work.What could I do at home to fix it?

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  • rgillwald Dec 16, 2008

    Called Saturn....they only quoted me $480 to fix it. Said there is a heating pad in the seat that goes bad.



    I asked if there are any recalls. He siad no and offered no easy fixes like a loose plug.

  • dionmar Jan 24, 2009

    The seat heater on the driver's side (LF) of my 2006 Saturn Vue stopped working a year ago. In the three years I've owned the Vue, I have used the seat heater only a few times (probably not more than 6 times) as I live in warm south TX where there isn't much cold weather. Took it to the Saturn dealer today and paid a diagnostic fee of $39 for them to tell me there was a short in the circuit and estimate to repair would be $558. Needless to say, I declined repair at that price. When I got home I read the diagnostic report on my service invoice stated the heaters in cusion is shorting out on "both" seats. The RF seat heater was working the last time I used it two weeks ago, only the LF didn't work. Makes me wonder if I'm getting true diagnostics.

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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.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: rear window defroster, no driver heated seat

check the ground on the passenger side of the rear window under the trim panel. That is what was wrong with mine.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Driver Heated Seat 03 Suburban

Identical thing here with my '03 Surburban LT.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: my driver side heated seat doesn't work the

the seat heater element is bad,,the heated seat pad has a open, the wire burns a hold in it from wear and tear and then they dont work,its most likely the drivers side seat back,,,,

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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See GM TSB 05-08-143-001, If you have Adjustable pedals, especially if they don't work with the memeory buttons, but function with thier own buttons. Its the Brake Pedal Position Sensor is shorted and mesing up the seat module which controls the heaters too. My 05 Suburban had the same issue

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 chevy tahoe heated seats and power adjust not

2006 chevy tahoe heated seats and power adjust not working on both driver and passenger side. All fuses are good

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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Trying to find which fuse is for the heated seats on a 2004 ford explorer sports trak


Heated Seats
This system allows the electrical heating of the front seats on passenger demand.
The components of the system are:
  • the seat heating elements located in the seat cushion and backrest.
  • the heated seat control switch, located on the seat side trim panel.
  • temperature sensors located in the seat cushion heating elements.
  • heated seat relay.
Do both front seat heaters not work ? Do you know how to test electrical circuits with voltmeter ?
PINPOINT TEST J: THE HEATED SEAT IS INOPERATIVE Test Step Result / Action to Take J1 CHECK HEATED SEAT SWITCH OPERATION
  • Key in ON position.
  • Press the heated seat switch on the driver and passenger seats.
  • Are both heated seat switch indicators illuminated?
Yes
If both indicators illuminate, Go To Pinpoint Test K . If only one indicator illuminates, GO to J5 .

No
GO to J2 . J2 CHECK THE HEATED SEAT RELAY CIRCUITS
  • Key in OFF position.
  • Disconnect: Heated Seat Relay C3250 (located under the driver seat).
  • Key in ON position.
  • Measure the voltage at heated seat relay C3250-86, circuit 1003 (GY/YE), harness side and ground; and between C3250-30, circuit 566 (DG), harness and ground.
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  • Are the voltages greater than 10 volts?
Yes
GO to J3 .

No
REPAIR inoperative 1003 (GY/YE) or 566 (DG) circuit. TEST the system for normal operation. J3 CHECK HEATED SEAT RELAY GROUND CIRCUIT
  • Key in OFF position.
  • Measure the resistance between heated seat relay C3250-85, circuit 57 (BK), harness side and ground.
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  • Is the resistance less than 5 ohms?
Yes
GO to J4 .

No
REPAIR circuit 57 (BK). TEST the system for normal operation. J4 CHECK THE HEATED SEAT RELAY
  • Install a fused jumper lead between heated seat relay 3250-30, circuit 566 (DG), harness side and heated seat relay C3250-87, circuit 1064 (YE/LB), harness side.
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  • Do both heated seat indicators illuminate when pressed?
Yes
INSTALL a new heated seat relay. TEST the system for normal operation.

No
REPAIR circuit 1064 (YE/LB) to switches. TEST the system for normal operation. J5 CHECK INOPERATIVE HEATED SEAT SWITCH INPUT
  • Key in OFF position.
  • Disconnect: Heated Seat Switch C320 (Driver) or C321 (Passenger) for the inoperative heated seat.
  • Key in ON position.
  • Measure the voltage between heated seat switch C320-2 (driver) or C321-2 (passenger), circuit 1064 (YE/LB), harness side and ground .
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  • Is the voltage greater than 10 volts?
Yes
GO to J6 .

No
REPAIR circuit 1064 (YE/LB). TEST system for normal operation. J6 CHECK CIRCUIT 57 (BK) FOR AN OPEN
  • Measure the resistance between heated seat switch C320-4 (driver) or C321-4 (passenger), circuit 57 (BK), harness side and ground.
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  • Is the resistance less than 5 ohms?
Yes
INSTALL a new heated seat switch. TEST the system for normal operation.

No
REPAIR circuit 57 (BK). TEST the system for normal operation It's not that simple , being a fuse . It's probably the relay or the heating element .
PINPOINT TEST K: SEAT DOES NOT HEAT BUT THE HEATED SEAT INDICATOR ILLUMINATES WHEN PRESSED ? Does it ?
Your best bet would be to take to a qualified repair shop .
Do

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Replace the fuse with one the same rating. If the seat now works.... smile. If the new fuse blows or the heat does not work you may have a short (or a broken wire) inside the seat that's causing the problem. It's an 11 year old seat.... tearing it apart to find the source may not be worth it.

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Gmc jimmy heated seat not working on one side only.


Hello-
If your fuses are good, perhaps your heated seat switch is faulty. You can test the switch for connectivity using a meter to see if power is going through the switch when in the ON position. If the meter shows no power while in the ON position, replace the switch. If power is reaching the seat, then likely the heating element itself within the seat is the culprit.

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada power seat and heated seat is not working. (Passenger side)


Either have broken wires leading to the heated seat and the power seat controls, or the heated seat element is burnt out (but not likely).

Check for blown fuses for the system, but if one side or the other is not working, it's more likely a wire broke somewhere, in this case, on the passenger side.

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The heated seat on the driver's side of my 2005 Uplander stopped working. It is not the fuse, and the switch shows the one or two lights showing power level. The Passenger heated seat works OK. Any...


If the fuse #13 has not blown, it could be the element has an open. If you have a power meter or 12 volt test light, I would check and see if you have 12 volts to the seat connector. If you do, then the seat element may be damaged.

Hope this helps.

Todd

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2006 chevy tahoe heated seats and power adjust not working on both driver and passenger side. All fuses are good


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My driver side heated seat doesn't work the passenger side does. I checked both fuses and neither one are blown.


the seat heater element is bad,,the heated seat pad has a open, the wire burns a hold in it from wear and tear and then they dont work,its most likely the drivers side seat back,,,,

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Heated seat not heating


could be that the element is sorted out...could be pricey but start with checking fuses and wires first. Good luck

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check the ground on the passenger side of the rear window under the trim panel. That is what was wrong with mine.

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your heater element in the seat went bad,the dealer will have to do this because the seat has come apart the cover wether it is leather or cloth.

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