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2010 Camaro Heated Seat wont stay on.

When I push the button for the heated seats on the drivers side. It shows it is on High (normal) but after 30-45 seconds turns off. I am out of warentee so I want to fix this myself. Any Suggestions?

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SOURCE: heated driver seat doesn't heat on 2003 ford explorer

this is a common problem if you use the seat heater alot.one or both of the seat heater elements will have burned up or broken.where i live it is very cold most of the time and i have replaced hundreds of the seat heater elements.it is rare for it not to be one or both of the elements.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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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: Heated seat

It is the heatling element, stock elements have a single wire snaked through the element and when the circuit breaks it is done, aftermarket elements have a wired grid that if one area fails it still works, they also spread a more even heat.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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I had the same problem on my 04 LeSabre. To check to see whether it was the element or the switch, I unplugged both seats and ran jumper wires to make left switch control the right element. The switch and element worked properly. Then I ran jumper wires to make right switch control the left element. The problem was the same, so it was the element was bad.

I had my element replaced at the dealership, since I didn't want to wreck my leather seats. It cost over $400 (about $150 for the element). I guess it just tucks next to the old element - the old element stays in place.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 chevy Avalanche. The heated seat shut off prematurly.

There is a service bulletin for this concern from GM.What you will have to do is go to the dealership and they will reprogram the drivers seat module.It should only take a 1/2 hour.The bulletin number is 05-08-50-008.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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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

Jun 29, 2016 | 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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The heating pad in the seat finally died.
My drivers side did the same thing but i havent gotten around to replacing it yet.
Ebay sells new heating pads if you want to replace it yourself.

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2010 Lincoln MKS Heated Seat on driver's side stopped working (Light in button turns off on its' own)


The most common cause of this problem is that the drivers seat heater grid is open or burned out. That is based on 25 years as a Ford dealer technician.

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2010 silverado heated seat lights dont come on


the fuse is blown. check your fuses may say htd-st. they could be inside fuse box or engine compartment fuse box. im sure its a blown fuse. mine blow if i leave seat on to long. I put a bigger (higher amp) in mine no more problem

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2003 chevy avalanche heated seats wont stay on


The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom s described in this PI. Condition Concern Driver and passenger heated seats inoperative or shut off in 30 seconds. There will be DTCs B2435, B2440, B3606 and or B1825 set in the Drivers Seat Module. The adjustable pedal position sensor, seat recliner position sensor and both heat seat thermistors share the same 5 volt reference internal to the Drivers Seat Module. A fault in any of these components circuits can make the heated seats inoperative or shut off in 30 seconds, as well as, the seat recliner and/or adjustment pedals may move in short increments when operated. A fault in heated seats, adjustable pedal or seat recliner will affect BOTH heated seats. Note Even if the vehicle is not equipped with adjustable pedals DTC B3606 still may set.Recommendation/Instructions To help isolate the area of concern use the Tech 2 and go to Sensor Data in the Drivers Seat Module. Monitor the following parameters for being out of range Recline Position Normal range .39V 4.58V Pedal Position if equipped Normal range .39V 4.58V Psgr. Seat Heat Sensor- Normal range 1V-4V Drvr. Seat Heat Sensor Normal range 1V 4V If a parameter is found to be out of range inspect circuits for any opens, shorts to ground, or voltage. If none found replace the suspect component Please be aware of the following common areas of concern The adjustable pedal position sensor internally shorted pulling the 5 volt reference low. Disconnect the adjustable pedal position sensor and see if the heated seats start working correctly, if so replace.Note Important The APP accelerator Pedal Position sensor is NOT the adjustable pedal position sensor. Make sure the correct sensor, adjustable pedal position sensor, is disconnected.The seat recliner position sensor internally shorted pulling the 5 volt reference low. Disconnect the recliner position sensor and see if heated seats start working correctly, if so replace.An open in either heated seat thermistor circuits signal or low reference The most common is the passenger thermistor where it passes through seat connector C305 pin L or K or C399 pins R or G A chaff to ground on either heated seat thermistor signal circuits. The most common is circuit 5475 black red or dark blue shorted to ground in the passenger seat near the buckle.Note Important The heated seat thermistors act differently to OPENS and SHORTS than the adjustable pedal position sensor and seat recliner position sensor. The adjustable pedals and seat recliner sensors can be disconnected for testing of the heated seats. Where as the heated seat thermistor circuit must be working correctly before EITHER heated seat will operate. Disconnecting one thermistor, which may have a concern will not allow the opposite heated seat to work correctly, BOTH side must be operational before EITHER heated seat will perate.Clearing DTCs If DTCs will not clear when using the Tech 2 after a repair has been made, try operating the device in which the repair was made. Example, if a repair was made to the passenger heated seat thermistor circuit, the DTCs may not clear unless the passenger heated seat is operated.Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a do it urselfer. They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your GM dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide the technician with the following service nformation Heated Seats Switch Operation Heated Seats Switch Diagnostics Heated Seats Switch Customer Information Switch Operation The engine must be running for the heated seat feature to work. The heated seats will shut off automatically when the ignition is turned off.Two buttons, located on the door, are used to control the heated seat. Press the orizontal (RH) button to heat the entire seat, back and cushion. Press the vertical (LH) button to heat ONLY the seat back.The three light bars are an indicator of the level of heat selected for either the entire seat (horizontal button) or ONLY the seat back (vertical button) To heat both the seat back and seat cushion at the same time, press the horizontal (RH) button with the heated seat symbol one time. All 3 light bars will glow indicating the HIGH temperature etting.The horizontal (RH) button does NOT have an ON FF indicator light.Press the button a second time, 2 light bars will glow indicating the MEDIUM temperature setting for the entire seat.Press the button a third time, 1 light bar will glow indicating the LOW temperature setting for the entire seat.Press the button a fourth time to turn the entire heated seat OFF.To heat ONLY the seat back, press the vertical (LH) button one time. An ON FF indicator light over the heated seat back symbol will glow to designate that ONLY the seat back is being heated.All 3 light bars over the horizontal (RH) button will glow indicating the HIGH temperature setting for ONLY the seat back.Press the button a second time, 2 light bars will glow indicating the MEDIUM temperature setting for ONLY the seat back.Press the button a third time, 1 light bar will glow indicating the LOW temperature setting for ONLY the seat back.Press the button a fourth time to turn the heated seat back OFF.Switch Diagnostics mportant: In order to eliminate unnecessary part replacement and comeback repairs, it is essential that the appropriate diagnostic tables and aids found in the applicable manuals are followed.Verify the condition prior to making any repairs. Refer to Seats and Seat Controls in the applicable Owners Manual or this bulletin for proper heated seat switch operation information.If an improperly operating front heated seat condition exists, refer to the Diagnostic Information and Procedures in the Seats sub-section of the applicable Service Manual in order to diagnose the system accurately.When measuring the resistance of the seat heater elements, ensure the values are within the updated range of 1.5-5.5 ohms. Refer to DTC B2425 or B2430-Clearing the DTC in the Diagnostic Information and Procedures in the Seats sub-section of the applicable Service Manual.Customer Information Some heated seat components from the above listed vehicles have been returned to the Warranty Parts Center (WPC) for heat function not operating properly. Analyses of these parts show 'no out of specification condition' or No Trouble Found (NTF)Provide customers with the knowledge that if bumped, either one of the heated seat switches can be activated/deactivated accidentally.Ensure customers have a thorough understanding of how the heated seat switches function.GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a "do-it-yourselfer". They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your GM dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.

Oct 26, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Right side heated seat not heating-The light on the button comes on but seat stays cold-left side works ok??? help! wires look like they are pluged in. The seats never have heated a lot, they did not stay...


You seem to have 2 issues.

The first where the seat does not seem to heat, with the light staying on, I would think this to be a broken wire in the heating mat. The F-150 seat bottom is usually where this happens, right where the thigh would be on the seat.
To test, on the heated seat module under the seat, the Yellow w/ Light Blue stripe wire goes to the seat bottom then to the Gray w/ Light Blue stripe wire to the seat back and then back to the Violet w/ Light Blue stripe wire to the heated seat module ( the bottom and back are in series ).
Unplug the connector, and with a meter set to resistance or ohms, 1st check the Yellow w/ Light Blue stripe wire to the Violet w/ light blue stripe wire. You should read a high resistance ( if it is a scale, you need to use the 1K or 10K ohm or scale range ). You should get a very high resistance. If you read an open, there is a broken wire some where. 2nd check the Yellow w/ Light Blue stripe wire to the Gray w/ Light Blue stripe wire. If you have an open on the seat bottom and seat back, chances are this will also show an open.
If it reads as an open, you need to replace the heated seat mat that is open. When you take the seat cover off, it will be obvious where the problem is at. You can also consider a new seat bottom at the same time, if you are going to the trouble of removing the seat cover.

The seat not getting very hot could be a break down in the element or the temperature sensor ( also in the seat bottom ). The cure for this is to replace the seat bottom heated seat mat. IF it is the temp probe, this will have an impact on the seat bottom and back temperatures.

Over time I have noticed that the seats work a little less every year. Hard to tell until you get a new element for them how bad it is. The elements are MSRP $ 60.00, Ford dealer selling parts online : ~ 40.00 + S/H. The cushion is ~ MSRP 120.00 online price ~ 80.00.
The cushion is not required, as long as you are careful removing the old element. I usually replace the cushion if I am going to the trouble to remove the seat cover, specifically on the driver's side. With a new seat cushion, the truck will feel new again .

Nov 20, 2010 | 2003 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado. The heated seat on the drivers side does not work. When you push the button to turn it on, the lights come on briefly then turn off.


Would you say it stays on about 30 seconds and does the passenger side do the same thing? If possible retrieving the codes will narrow down the search for a correct solution.If the passenger side is ok we may be able to eliminate the passenger side as bring part of the problem.Please advise so will know which way to go with your solution.


Condition/Concern:
Driver and passenger heated seats inoperative or shut off in 30 seconds. There will be DTCs B2435, B2440, B3606 and/or B1825 set in the Drivers Seat Module. The adjustable pedal position sensor, seat recliner position sensor and both heat seat thermistors share the same 5 volt reference internal to the Drivers Seat Module. A fault in any of these components/circuits can make the heated seats inoperative or shut off in 30 seconds, as well as, the seat recliner and/or adjustment pedals may move in short increments when operated. A fault in heated seats, adjustable pedal or seat recliner will affect BOTH heated seats.
Note:: Even if the vehicle is not equipped with adjustable pedals DTC B3606 still may set.


To help isolate the area of concern use the Tech 2 or a comparable scanner and go to "Sensor Data" in the Drivers Seat Module. Monitor the following parameters for being out of range:
Recline Position- Normal range .39V-4.58V
Pedal Position (if equipped) - Normal range .39V-4.58V
Psgr. Seat Heat Sensor- Normal range 1V-4V
Drvr. Seat Heat Sensor- Normal range 1V-4V
If a parameter is found to be out of range inspect circuits for any opens, shorts to ground, or voltage. If none found replace the suspect component.

Please be aware of the following common areas of concern:
  1. The adjustable pedal position sensor internally shorted pulling the 5 volt reference low. Disconnect the adjustable pedal position sensor and see if the heated seats start working correctly, if so replace. Note Important:: The APP (Accelerator Pedal Position) sensor is NOT the adjustable pedal position sensor. Make sure the correct sensor, adjustable pedal position sensor, is disconnected.
  2. The seat recliner position sensor internally shorted pulling the 5 volt reference low. Disconnect the recliner position sensor and see if heated seats start working correctly, if so replace.
  3. An open in either heated seat thermistor circuits (signal or low reference). The most common is the passenger thermistor where it passes through seat connector C305 pin "L" or "K" or C399 pins "R" or "G".
  4. A chaff to ground on either heated seat thermistor signal circuits. The most common is circuit 5475 black/red or dark blue shorted to ground in the passenger seat near the buckle. Note Important:: The heated seat thermistors act differently to "OPENS and SHORTS" than the adjustable pedal position sensor and seat recliner position sensor. The adjustable pedals and seat recliner sensors can be disconnected for testing of the heated seats. Where as the heated seat thermistor circuit must be working correctly before EITHER heated seat will operate. Disconnecting one thermistor, which may have a concern will not allow the opposite heated seat to work correctly, BOTH side must be operational before EITHER heated seat will operate.
Clearing DTCs
If DTCs will not clear when using the Tech 2 or comaparable scanner after a repair has been made, try operating the device in which the repair was made. Example, if a repair was made to the passenger heated seat thermistor circuit, the DTCs may not clear unless the passenger heated seat is operated.
Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.

Nov 17, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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Driver Heated Seat 03 Suburban


Identical thing here with my '03 Surburban LT.

Mar 07, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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2005 Buick LeSabre heated seat not working


The heated seats have relays that run them. Not quite sure where they are located but. That noise is the relay clicking on and off. They are actually pretty loud. Look for faulty connections to and from the relay and check battery power to both sides of the relay.

Dec 30, 2008 | 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora

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The most likely failure point is the driver heated seat elements. They probably have excessive resistance and once they warm up a little they short out the module and it defaults to not working. I would recommend replacing both upper and lower driver seat elements.

Aug 12, 2008 | 2003 Chevrolet Suburban

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