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Old 01-05-2009, 05:10 PM   #11
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How can you tell if the switch is the problem or the pad itself?
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:20 PM   #12
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GREAT! Rep points for you! Mine has been out for about a year really didnt bother me i would pop the shifter surround up plug it in and it works but would not shut off so i have to unplug it to stop the heat. My gf jumps in and the first thing she reaches for is her button looks at me and waits for me to pop my shifter surround up lol. Ill be doin this ASAP!
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How can you tell if the switch is the problem or the pad itself?
Usually clicking on the switch and it says on or stays off. Clicking the switch and holding it down to turn it off or turn it on is a sign too.

I also forgot to mention that if you have some 3mm LEDs around, now's your chance to change their colors. I'm still planning on changing all the green interior lights to blue and to add different colors to differentiate like red LEDs on the heated seat switch when they are turned on and Rear defroster, as you know they are currently orange/amber.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:58 PM   #14
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Yeah I should have, I'm going run those pics through Photoshop now . Maybe the 800x600 is too small of a pic still?
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:10 AM   #15
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Well, looks like this is what I'll be doing in a couple minutes...no buttwarmers in winter FTL!

Edit: completely successfully in about 10 mins using this tutorial, thanks so much, my posterior is thankful as well!
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:11 PM   #16
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^LOL Glad this helped you out along with all the others as well.

Big thanks for all the rep points too. I look like this now >
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Gentlemen,
My car has a drivers side seat heater issue. I am fairly certain it is not in the switch mechanism. I swapped them from side to side and still only the passenger side will work correctly(even with the drivers side switch controlling it). The fuse is not blown, both switches positively click on and off smoothly, and both lights turn on and off appropriately. There are no wires disconnected (that I can see) and everything looks right.

What's the deal?
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2006pitchblackST, I have heard of the heating elements burning out but usually out of view. People have taken them out of the foam seats and resoldered the connections to make them work again.
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I'll give it a shot tomorrow. Thanks for the idea.
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hey awesome write up man, i just got your reply on the one i started, that going help alot!! thnks
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