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so i just bought this car a week ago and just noticed the drivers heated seat doesn't work but the passengers does my light turns on and everything for my seat it just doesn't get hot... Ive checked the fuse and wiring in seat.. where else should i look? thanks :)
 

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Not sure about the focus but in other cars the heating element itself can get breaks in the mat that is under the leather causing an open circuit. Check and see if there is a relay you can swap out also.
 

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This is what mine looked like when I replaced it.



It's a common problem, if I had to guess the ground wire near the thermostat frays over time and causes a lot of resistance in the heating element. The heating element begins to work 'too well' for a while and it eventually burns out. Or if your lucky the wire will break before the element blows out. I have the Recaro seats BTW.
 
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