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Old 01-23-2013, 09:41 PM
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Default Heated Seats Problem

So on this 8 degree day in Boston I am having a bit trouble with, of all things, my heated seats.

When I press the driver side heated seat button, It will light up for about 5 seconds and then turn off. The seat does not warm up. The passenger side heated seat works properly..

Any ideas what it could be? A fuse perhaps?
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my 2010 does the exact same thing, anybody know what the deal is
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you have a circuit failure. and chances are it is in the heated seat element itself.
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That would my guess as well. The element receives the input voltage but then the circuit monitor doesn't return the correct output voltage it shuts the circuit down to prevent over heating and possibly starting a fire. Have a shop check out the heating pad because if it was a fuse it wouldn't engage at all.
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My truck has just started doing this also. What did you guys that were having trouble have to do to fix the problem?
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I agree that it's a circuitry issue and not a fuse... The pad is bad...
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Ok, thanks.... Any idea how difficult it is to change? The dealer is telling me it's gonna be $200-$400 in labor and the part is $96
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Default Drivers heated seat

Mine just went out today. I picked my truck up from the dealer, moved the seat forward, heard a pop and wouldn't you know it, the heated seat doesn't work anymore. I checked underneath to see if any plugs got caught or broke, but nothing. The lights on the button come on for a few seconds and go off and the heater does not work. The steering wheel heat, passenger heat and back seat heat work fine though. I can't imagine the pads instantly going bad like that. I will try to find the wiring diagrams and do a continuity check because I don't want to pay the dealer $120 for a diagnostic charge.

Please keep us advised if you find a solution. If this is a common problem, perhaps we should bug Dodge and they could issue a recall. It doesn't take a whole lot of complaints to get a recall going.
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i am going through the same exact problem right now with my 2010
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I have the exact same problem with my 2010 right now too, its weird though, 95% of the time it happens only when its been remote started...
When it's started with the key its fine with the exception of 2 times in which case I turned the truck off, restarted it and it was fine...
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