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Re: Heated seats question

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Just bought my 2015 HA a couple of weeks ago and I have to agree. I can feel the heat in the steering wheel but I can barely feel it in the seats. It also timed out the other day. The lights were still on/selected but it automatically shut down. The wheel was noticeably cooler.
I have a summit. It had very warm seats. They replaced the both seat covers and now the heat is for squat. I checked the fuse with a multi meter and it shows 7.7 with one, and 13.4 with two on high. When they are on low, I get 0.1 or less for both on. So something is broken. My seat was hot before, and the dealer said since both are reaching 86 on high they are working. But they aren't working like before. I suggest that you have someone check the heated seat control unit under the seat. That's my next move. Can anyone test their DC amps on the fuse? It is really easy, just touch the electrodes on a multi meter to the top of the fuse when the seats are on high and when they are on low. THat would let us all know what its supposed to be. The dealer has offered to put a used summit seat in my jeep and thats a no go...

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Re: Heated seats question

Seems like its a common problem on the 15 HA s - maybe overlands also - Hope Jeep comes up with a fix - I havent heard anything back on the star case yet
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Re: Heated seats question

Chiming in... Jeep high altitude 2015 purchased in August and took in October because noticed seats didn't get hot whole testing features. Dealer said they put an infrared gun to the seat and it worked. Said wait til winter to really get to test it. Well it's winter and it definitely doesn't reach temperatures to warm my butt.
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Re: Heated seats question

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Seems like its a common problem on the 15 HA s - maybe overlands also - Hope Jeep comes up with a fix - I havent heard anything back on the star case yet
I had a 2012 Overland and the steering wheel and seats got more then hot enough IMHO.

I traded that 2012 in for a 2015 Overland and the heated steering wheel and seats work just as well as the 2012 ones. In fact, the steering wheel heats up much faster on the 2015.
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Re: Heated seats question

so maybe its only a problem in certain models if so there should be a fix
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Re: Heated seats question

So I remote started and let it finish it's cycle of 15 minutes then jumped in. Here is a depiction of what was luke warm to the touch at best on my '15 HA (built 9/15). This seems to hold true even when I'm driving around for awhile or turning off/on the heated seat via the console. I should note that my steering wheel heats up fine. I will mention this during my first service visit (whenever that will be).
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So I remote started and let it finish it's cycle of 15 minutes then jumped in. Here is a depiction of what was luke warm to the touch at best on my '15 HA (built 9/15). I should note that my steering wheel heats up fine. I will mention this during my first service visit (whenever that will be).
I would agree with that assessment on my 2015 HA too
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Re: Heated seats question

I gave up fighting with my dealer.. the new f150 seats heat perfectly... the dealer was going to pull a seat from a brand new 2015 summit, and put it in my 2014. I got tired of going back and forth with them. Good luck with your seats.
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So I remote started and let it finish it's cycle of 15 minutes then jumped in. Here is a depiction of what was luke warm to the touch at best on my '15 HA (built 9/15). This seems to hold true even when I'm driving around for awhile or turning off/on the heated seat via the console. I should note that my steering wheel heats up fine. I will mention this during my first service visit (whenever that will be).
Not saying there's not a heated seat issue or that you shouldn't have the dealer check it... but the real benefit of getting heat out of a seat is by sitting in it. I believe they're designed this way. Doing a hand check and finding that the seat only feels lukewarm after letting it go through a remote start cycle would not be a surprise to me.

That's the way it was on my 99, 02 and on my 14. Once I'm on the seat there's plenty of heat. Now, if the seat only feels lukewarm after you've sat on it for a while then you've got a problem.

Also be aware that if you turn your seat heat on high it will automatically switch to low after 10 minutes, and after a period of time will shut off completely. That's explained in the owners manual.
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Just got back from Jeep dealer. They confirmed my seats are not getting warm like they should. They ordered new parts which will be in next week. Not sure what they are replacing, but I hope it fixes the problem.
Spoke with dealer yesterday. The new parts are in, but I'm waiting till Chrysler approves my paint issues to take it back. Hope that will be Monday....
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I think you have to actually be sitting on the seat before it'll heat.
Sorry, but that's silly.

Why have it even indicate it turns on with a remote start if it doesn't warm the seat before you get in?

The seat is perfectly capable of providing warmth when no one is sitting in it. It just doesn't.

If I get in the car after a remote start, it's cold to sit on until about 30 seconds after I hit the Run button. It remains cold until then, aside from my body warmth. Once I hit that run button, it starts to heat and it's around 30 seconds or so for it to feel warm. Within a couple of minutes, I'm actually really toasty and I actually would prefer the option to automatically have it switch to low.

Likewise, I can turn the passenger seat heater on with no one sitting on it with the engine in Run mode, let it sit for less than a minute and it feels warm if I get in on that side and sit down. Immediately.

Why have seat warmers that force you to sit on a cold seat?
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Sorry, but that's silly
Maybe. But that's how the heated seats have operated in my last 3 GC's. I guess they all must be "defective".

I do stand corrected on what I said in another post about operation...

When turned on Hi they have a boosted heat output for the first 4 minutes, then return to the normal Hi setting. After 60 minutes they will automatically drop to Lo. After 45 minutes Lo will automatically turn off.
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