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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

So, it looks like a potential for customization here.

One source for "upgraded" seat heating supplies. There are probably many more.... Just need to find the current capacity and voltage of the control circuit.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

I am 100% pleased with my Overland, but I will say that my BMW (that I replaced with my first 2011 Laredo) and Ford F350 both got twice as hot as these seats, and much quicker. That said, I think they are hot enough. I would often turn the heat off in the other vehicles, where I just leave these ones on until I get where I am going.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

My seats are not very hot as well. It was -14 C this morning while I took my kids skiing and snowboarding and they do not heat up well. My wives BMW get hot and you have to turn them down a notch after 5 or so minutes.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

Is it possible that the saddle leather is thicker then the other leathers and/or saddle doesn't "hold" heat as well? I don't own either option, but would be curious to find out .

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Laredo X leather= good heat
Summit Saddle= not so good.
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I think my heated seats are great compared to the wk1, they get very hot after a couple of mins and have to put them on setting one, also the heat comes on rather quickly too, even my dad was astonished how warm the jeep got after a couple of mins of driving.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

The heated seats in my Magnum were much better. They take forever in my Jeep too.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

Any hotter seat heat elements and one would have to counter with the anti-swamp ass function.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

Hmmm, I don't use the heated seat function but my wife loves the one on the passenger side. And that is the only thing that counts. I notice that after 5 minutes or so she usually turns it down to the one light setting so it must get warm enough for her.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

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Is it possible that the saddle leather is thicker then the other leathers and/or saddle doesn't "hold" heat as well? I don't own either option, but would be curious to find out .

ex.
Laredo X leather= good heat
Summit Saddle= not so good.
You might have a point.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

I have the black leather and it still isn't all that warm..
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

My seat takes about 5 minutes to get comfortably warm on high. It continues to get hot, and just as I'm ready to lower it the temperature drops back to the warm but comfortable level. I think there may be a thermostat built into the seat, but not sure. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to take that much heat.
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Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

I can compare to the heated seats in my 2006 Chrysler Pacifica, and the heated seats in that car heat up faster and cover the entire seat cushion.
Having said that, its my wife who likes the heated seats - I turn them on just to get rid of the chill, then turn them off shortly thereafter. She leaves them on, even in the summer.
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