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Old 01-22-2008, 08:10 PM   #11
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:57 AM   #12
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First of all, thanks for a great guide on how to fix this annoying but expensive fault !

Those burns look nasty ! Which part has overheated, the heating cable itself, or the connection point between heating cable and supply wire ?

Do you know if it is possible to attach the seat cover temporarily if there is a need for spare parts of any kind during the process ? Or will there be a high risk of braking off clips, etc ?
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I would just like to thank you for taking the time to post the pictures and such detailed instructions. It certainly will make mthis task much easier which I am about to start tomorrow. I note you say there are strips of adhesive holding the element to the seat cushion. mine seems to glued with a black tar like substance

Anyone have a clue as to the cost of a new element? I just got a quote of $500.00 to have the job done at the local dealer ship Sounds awfully high to me and much more than I can afford at the moment. Thats what prompted me to search the forums

Again thanks for the great posting
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:53 PM   #14
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:10 PM   #15
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I just priced the seat pad and it was around $50.00 ( Ontario Dealer )
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:10 PM   #16
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can we see a picture of the finished job. also how difficult was it to complete this job. just wanna know, before i go messing around with these nice seats.
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:46 PM   #17
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great DIY. thanks!
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:01 PM   #18
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This is a project I to have to do now. Damn cold winters and making me run the seats 24/7!! Thank for the great DIY instructions, will make it ooo sooo much easier now!
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It wasn't that bad of a job. Just fixed my heat pad on Friday. Took about 1 1/2 - 2hrs. The biggest pain was the hog pins(i think that's what they're called) The SVT non recaro seats are slightly different than the recarro seats. Towards the end of the how to post there are no red clips on the non recarro seats (red/black, blue/black) Just those hog pin things. The pad is also slightly different too. The one I got didn't have any adhesive strips. I just used a littl glue on the corners. The Two things I would suggest is to get the tool for those hog rings, and to not take the cover completely off the seat. Just the two center hog pins and then slide the pad out and the new pad in. (advice for non recarro seat) Other wise the write up was spot on. Easy job to do!
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stupid question....
Is the heating pad the heating element everyone is talking about?

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