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Old 11-13-2013, 11:37 AM
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:31 PM
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:33 AM
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Good question and I am wondering the same thing as you.

First off, there are several folks chiming in that have heated seats but not the heated/vented seats. This issue is about the heating ability of the heated/vented seats and not the non-vented seats.

Here is the behavior of my seats. Yesterday morning, 21 degrees outside, remote start. Enter the vehicle seven minutes after the remote start. Driver's heated seat indicator showing two red lights. Heated steering wheel indicator on.

Steering wheel, nice and warm, driver's seat, like sitting on an ice block. After 20 minutes of driving, I feel a bit of warmth on my lower back, nothing on the seat bottom. Another five minutes pass, and I can feel warmth on the seat and it is a little warmer on my back. 15 minutes later I arrive at work and the seats didn't get any warmer.

Using an infrared thermometer, I measured the seats when I got to work, the lower seat back and far back seat cushion indicated a temperature of 94 degrees.

I've also tested the front passenger seat, same behavior as the drivers seat. The two outboard rear seats warm nicely and as expected, on par with other vehicles I own.

So, for the ones that say they get their buts burned off, are your seats the heated/vented seats? Can you measure and post the temperature of your seat and how long it took to get the warmth?
Since you never mentioned that part in your first post, us people without the vented seats answered.

For what it's worth now, I have cloth seats not leather.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:02 AM
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Since you never mentioned that part in your first post, us people without the vented seats answered.

For what it's worth now, I have cloth seats not leather.
My error, I assumed everyone realized the Laramie and Long Horn came with vented/heated seats and they were optional on the Sport trim. Well, you know what they say about assume?
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:27 AM
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Heat barely noticeable when remote start turns it on. Acceptable when I turn it on manually but not as good as I'm used to from previous vehicles. Definitely warm, not hot.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:58 AM
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My '13 Laramie seats are leather vented and get hot in about a minute. they get very hot after 15 min that i have to lower it to the low setting. the wife loves how hot they get.

I will take a temp reading when I get home. but I can say they are working very well.

I would say to those with no or low heat when set to high that the heating elements are probably defective and need to be replaced. that or the thermal cut off is defective.
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YOU ASSUMED YOU FARTED AND SHAT YOURSELF????
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Apparently the heated seats has been an issue for a while, I'm going through a ton of issues with my heated seats now with me 09 Laramie (Leather). The button is pushed shows that its on and then shuts off in under a minute.

But, it used to get very hot and the passenger seat still gets very hot.

I have heated, not heated and vented.
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Apparently the heated seats has been an issue for a while, I'm going through a ton of issues with my heated seats now with me 09 Laramie (Leather). The button is pushed shows that its on and then shuts off in under a minute.

But, it used to get very hot and the passenger seat still gets very hot.

I have heated, not heated and vented.
I'm not a car guy, but I do know that in light fixtures (like the recessed down lights in your home) there is usually what they call a thermal cutoff.

This is designed so that if the fixture reaches the maximum temperature, the fixture will shut down until it gets below said temperature and then comes back on again.

Maybe your issue is that your thermal cutoff is not working properly on the truck, and a simple fix of that part could solve your problems?

Just an idea?
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Mine are heated/vented and take forever to get warm. Steering wheel gets scorching hot within a minute or two.
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Heated and vented in a 2013 sport with leather. Barely warm.
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