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So I’ve searched and I didn’t see another thread on this topic, but my drivers side backrest heated element isn’t working. The heated seat turns on and stays on with the cushion but gets SUPER hot. Then it shuts off and I can’t turn the heated seat back on. If I leave it on “LO” it will just stay on and not give me any trouble although the backrest still doesn’t heat up. I’m trying to figure out what is going on. I was thinking control unit or the actual element. I was trying to find the connector for it so I could try and test for power but I can’t even seem to find that under the seat. Has anybody else had the same issue? Any ideas?
 

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An idea ?
Sure, it's an internal short in the back rest part and it causes the unit to overheat and shut off.
 

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Sure, it's an internal short in the back rest part and it causes the unit to overheat and shut off.
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That was my thought but didn’t know if someone else had maybe had an experience where there’s a loose connector or something.
 

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I have the same issue, except mine is reversed: the back works and the cushion doesn't. Same thing with it kicking off and not turning back on until after I shut the car off for several minutes and restart. I checked the control module, which is at the front of the passenger's seat. I ended up ordering a new heat pad that should arrive tomorrow for less than $50 and found a repair procedure online that is actually for "lumpy" seats, but they explain fully how to repair. All parts are documented thoroughly documented.

 

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I have the same issue, except mine is reversed: the back works and the cushion doesn't. Same thing with it kicking off and not turning back on until after I shut the car off for several minutes and restart. I checked the control module, which is at the front of the passenger's seat. I ended up ordering a new heat pad that should arrive tomorrow for less than $50 and found a repair procedure online that is actually for "lumpy" seats, but they explain fully how to repair. All parts are documented thoroughly documented.

well you’ll have to keep me posted, I’m interested to hear how yours goes. That is my identical issue like you said, just the reverse. Thanks for sharing!
 
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