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Is it easy to replace the heat element in the drivers seat? The heated seat switch light comes on but no heat at the seat. The passenger side heated seat is fine. I assume the fuse is fine or the ligh

Is it easy to replace the heat element in the drivers seat? The heated seat switch light comes on but no heat at the seat. The passenger side heated seat is fine. I assume the fuse is fine or the light wouldn't come on at the switch. Anyone else have this problem?

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Personally I have not had good success recovering seats - that is one of the things I take to an upholsterer now. But before pulling the seat, try and unplug the power lead to the seat and reconnect - sometimes you just have a flaky connection. Good luck!

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The seat would need removing and the covering removing then replace the heating element , contact Chevvy for the cost of a new heating element ( if they are available ?) , or try a breakers for a used seat

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check under the seats and make sure the connector is still connected. as for touching cables together DONT do it you asking for trouble.

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Identical thing here with my '03 Surburban LT.

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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.

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The heated seat system consists of the following components:
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This system allows the electrical heating of the front seats on passenger demand.
The components of the system are:
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  • the heated seat control switch, located on the seat side trim panel.
  • temperature sensors located in the seat cushion heating elements.
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  • Press the heated seat switch on the driver and passenger seats.
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No
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  • 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?
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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
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