When I turn on the seat heater on the drivers side, it will stay on for about 10 seconds and then it goes off. Cannot turn it back on until the car if turned off/on. Seat doesnt ever heat up. Passenger...
Here is a heated seat TSB for cars built prior to 12/14/07
INOPERATIVE HEATED SEAT(S) - BUILT
2005-2007 Five Hundred, Freestyle
2008 Taurus X, Taurus
2005-2007 Freestyle, Five Hundred, Montego and 2008 Taurus, Sable and
Taurus X vehicles built before 12/14/2007 may exhibit an inoperative
heated seat(s). This concern may be caused by an intermittent open
element in the heated seat mat.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
heated seat system is controlled by the heated seat module located
underneath the front passenger seat cushion. The heated seat switches
are part of the heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) module but
the heated seat system operates independently from the climate control
system. The heated seat module regulates seat temperature by monitoring
resistance of a thermistor type thermostat located in the cushion heater
mat. The heated seat module is designed to remain on, heating the seat
and maintaining temperature until switched off. For vehicles built
before 5/1/2006, the module will time-out and switch off after 10
1. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 501-10 for pin point test on inoperative heated seat(s).
When testing the heater mats resistance and circuits for an
intermittent open, technicians should sit in the seat while testing the
circuit resistance, move the seat in multiple seating positions and
apply pressure to several areas of the heated seat mat to ensure the mat
element is not open intermittently.
2. Refer to WSM 501-10 for heated seat element replacement when an open electrical circuit has been identified.
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty
coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.
OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
MT090408 Use SLTS Operations If Actual
Available Or Labor Time
Performed As Actual Time
BASIC PART NO. CODE
I hope this helps to solve it.
Oct 06, 2010 |
Ford Taurus X Cars & Trucks