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I haven't seen the service manual for the 2014, so I don't even know for certain where the seat ventilation fan is.

I suspect it's underneath the rear seat, passenger side, because one time I couldn't get the seat ventilation to engage while I had something shoved under there. Removing the object solved the issue.

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Re: Mods to ventilated seats

Did anyone ever get any information on this. I to would love to modify the flow rate of the seat. The low setting doesn't do much at all and would love to make both low and hi just a little bit stronger....
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Re: Mods to ventilated seats

I can't usually feel much of it either, but I've found if I pee my pants I get a similar sensation.


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Re: Mods to ventilated seats

What fabric you wear will also affect the effect, as it were... Some pants I don't feel it at all and others...woo hoo!
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Re: Mods to ventilated seats

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Did anyone ever get any information on this. I to would love to modify the flow rate of the seat. The low setting doesn't do much at all and would love to make both low and hi just a little bit stronger....
Most folks initially expect air to blow out of all those little holes. That ain't gonna happen. The fan, most likely one in each front seat, draws air through those holes and ejects it under the seat.


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Re: Mods to ventilated seats

1) The comment about pissing one's pants is useless.

2) I am aware that the ventilated seats work by suction.

3) I agree that it works better depending on the clothes you are wearing. However, 90 percent of the time I have to place the system on hi to feel anything at all, even then I wont feel it much if I am wearing jeans. Lo is useless. So, back to my first question, do you think its possible to change the fan to increase the strength. When I last looked at it, i noticed that the fan was not a typical looking fan and I'm not even sure it would be easy to find a replacement.

I test drove an Audi Q5 before I bought the Jeep and the vented seats were a little more powerful... I was hoping to beef the Jeep's up a little bit.
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Re: Mods to ventilated seats

Here are a couple of aftermarket companies selling seat cooling systems. which may help your search for improving seat cooling. I spent a half hour in Mopar's site and couldn't find a seat cooling part. (I guess I need to be a rocket scientist or brain surgeon to navigate their online parts manuals... )

the thought of my JGC's sucking my ass sweat into the seat and calling it "ventilation" is disturbing.


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Re: Mods to ventilated seats

From the '14 FSM:

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when equipped, each front seat has two vented seat motors (1). One motor is mounted to the seat back frame and the second motor is mounted to the seat bottom pan. Each vented seat motor is attached to a vented pad.
Each vented seat motor consists of a 12 volt motor with a wire lead and connector (4), an integral fan blade (2), a metal mounting bracket (3) and four plastic tabs (5) that secure the motor to the vented pad. The vented seat motors can be seen once the cushions and covers have been removed.
it does appear from the drawings that they indeed "suck" and don't "blow" .. but it's hard to tell..
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Re: Mods to ventilated seats

I didn't know the seats sucked either.

This video explains it.

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I didn't know the seats sucked either.

This video explains it.

The video is a lie: it says the ventilated seat fans have two speeds: "high" and "low". Every owner knows the two speeds are actually "extremely low" and "nonexistent".
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The video is a lie: it says the ventilated seat fans have two speeds: "high" and "low". Every owner knows the two speeds are actually "extremely low" and "nonexistent".
I wonder if it's the design. By pulling air instead of pushing, I imagine it flows through the areas with the least resistance... so the parts that aren't covered by your body. Seats that push air, you can feel across the entire ported surface. I wonder if you can flip the fans.
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I'm uncertain why the ventilators draw air rather than pushing. The only reason I can think of is to keep from "puffing up" the seat, but even that seems somewhat implausible.

Perhaps there are more technical reasons, though.
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