View Full Version : Repairing heated seats

10-21-2005, 05:05 PM

I have E36 heated seats and was wondering if anyone knows where I can get replacement heater elements cheap....the ones from the dealer are crazy expensive.


10-22-2005, 12:58 AM
Better off looking for new/used seats. Check the FS section, theres always seats passing through there.

11-23-2005, 08:22 PM
Both driver and passengers seats don't work bottom and top ...is this common for them to both completely die? Power comes on to switches fine light up on all settings but zero heat. Put meter on seats everytime lead touches the wiring it turns the switch off....but reads power when it touches? Is there something else I should check before I replace the elements or the seats?

Justin e36
11-23-2005, 08:39 PM
is the fuse ok?
are the wires getting power?
are the wires plugged into the seats securely?

your best bet is to get some hacked up cloth seats and take the elements out of there, that's what I did.

11-23-2005, 09:15 PM
Yeah, not much luck finding left over parts around here in Ottawa...my luck I will rip everything apart to find a simple wire is broken..LOL....
Thanks for the reply Justin

11-23-2005, 10:18 PM
how much are the elements from the dealer??

cause i think i need 2 elements for the driver side

11-24-2005, 08:47 AM
I got heater installed my truck for 499 for the pair at Total in Etobicoke,
They may be able to fit yours

11-24-2005, 05:29 PM
still i might have same leather seats, no power for sale with working heaters bottom and back, pm with same offers if u gyus are interrested

11-24-2005, 09:03 PM
lol i can fix them... :D but for a price.

11-25-2005, 01:56 AM
Angelo G is selling a set of black seats (power and heated I believe) Pretty much mint condition and the price is great. Good guy to deal with.

11-25-2005, 06:43 PM
anyone want their seats fixed pm me