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The problem lies in the drivers side seat, the heating element for the back of the seat or the seat heating element has an open or shorted circuit. the part from ford will run you about $150.00 dollars.
The heater element in the seat has an open circuit. I had this identical problem with myAurora. I replaced the the bottom element with a after market seat heater. I had to rewire by connecting a ground wire and 12volt supply (from disconnected plug connector under seat) The element in the seat back was okay. I switched the plug connector so it was compatible with the new element. I was able to remove the seat cover (leather) from the front and right side enough to be able to replace the seat element without removing the seat from the car. Unfortunately the new switch is round and not compatible with original switch , but I now have a restored heated seat for $65.00 and 3 hours of my time.
Hello and welcome. this almost always a bad seat heater element in the seat. the first thing that will need to be done, is have the seat control module scanned for trouble codes. also will need to check the seat heater elements resistances.
Hi Chris. I recommend that you forgo Ebay and order what you need directly from GMpartsdirect.com. You can get the seat kit and the back kit sepatately and each is in the 75 dollar price point. The "element" is a mesh that you install under the upholstry. Not a difficult job. The fact that the dealership wants 500 is why many folks call it a stealership
its not the module,,its more than likely the drivers side seat heater element,i would say the seatback element,remove the seat cover,just unlatch it under the seat from the rear of seat under it and then pull up its velcrod on,,and then youll see a little burn on the heater pad and thats your problem,then you need a new element,,,thats why theydont work,it causes a open in the system
Likely, the heating element in the seat has failed. The reason is simply that the drivers seat is in use more than any other seat in the vehicle. You can check continuity of the element with an ohmeter across the seat side of the heater connector. Check for power at the harness side with a volt meter. If there is power but no continuity, heater element has failed. Personally, I'd probably just live with it but you can either attempt to install a new heater element or if you can find a similar seat in a salvage yard, just buy it and put it in! (whole seat probably costs less than the element!!!
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.