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2005 toyota avalon heated seats dont work. This happened after rain leaked into the cabin, and there was an electrical burning smell from the area of the controls. I replaced the seat controller, and I see lights on the control panel, but the driver's seat does not get warm. Is there possibly an in-line fuse that could be burned out? The owner's manual does not say.

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Either that, or check to make sure the ground wire to the heating element isn't corroded or broken.

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