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Old 06-13-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
champ0202
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heated seat problems

My drive side seat heater does not work. When I press the botton both lights turn on (high heat setting) then within seconds it just turns off. Has anyone experinced this before? if so please help.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:08 AM   #2
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Looks like your heat mat (inside your seat) is done. They tend to go on the early E46's with the 2 stage seat heaters.
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:15 AM   #3
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If your car is still under warranty take it in and get the heating pad replaced. My 02 325iT had a VERY hot seat heater and was corrected by taking apart the seat and UNFOLDING the pad which had been installed incorrectly.
I had a 98 MB that had to have a seat heating pad replaced due to burnout.
Word to the wise--the seat heating wires are very thin. You can damage the wires simply by kneeling on the seat. The excess point pressure from your knee will stretch and snap the wires.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:25 PM   #4
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Quote:
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If your car is still under warranty take it in and get the heating pad replaced. My 02 325iT had a VERY hot seat heater and was corrected by taking apart the seat and UNFOLDING the pad which had been installed incorrectly.
I had a 98 MB that had to have a seat heating pad replaced due to burnout.
Word to the wise--the seat heating wires are very thin. You can damage the wires simply by kneeling on the seat. The excess point pressure from your knee will stretch and snap the wires.
Thanks for the tip! I knee my seat every now and then to reach into my glove compartment, which I will stop!
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