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peckmv 12-12-2011 04:37 AM

heated seats question
 
It seems that only the back half of the seat portion of my heated seats get warm. The front 8" of the seat doesn't get warm at all. Is this the norm?;)

BillSPD 12-12-2011 09:26 AM

Re: heated seats question
 
That's how it is on my 2012 Grand Cherokee ....

bmrisko 12-12-2011 09:50 AM

Re: heated seats question
 
I noticed the same thing on mine, so apparently this is normal...

MrWow 12-12-2011 09:51 AM

Re: heated seats question
 
Same on my 2011 laredo x. I think I am going to add a section into the low back as most every other car with heated seats has.

peckmv 12-12-2011 12:16 PM

Re: heated seats question
 
Thanks for the responses. I have a warm butt but my legs are frozen. I was going to turn on the passenger seat heat and see if thats the same. If so then I guess the heated seats means only the butt section.:lol:

Jeeters 12-12-2011 03:01 PM

Re: heated seats question
 
That's pretty much the way it's been in any heated seats I've had - just the butt is warmed, but not the rear of the thighs. Also, for the back, just the lumbar is heated, not not the middle/high parts of the back.

And is it me, or is the 'low' setting on the WK2 just about useless? I'm actually not even sure it's working at all on mine; maybe it's defective. I've tried turning the passenger seat to low (when nobody's sitting in it), and 10 minutes later when I feel the seat, it still feels pretty much cold.

77Cherokee 12-12-2011 05:46 PM

Re: heated seats question
 
I usually start with the high setting. After the temp. gets to where you are comfortable, set it to low. It will stay comfortable without burning your butt. The high setting gets too hot after awhile. My last vehicle did the same thing but didn't have a low setting so it was either on or off. I like this system much better.

Jeeters 12-12-2011 06:49 PM

Re: heated seats question
 
That's what I do. But on the low setting, I've been debating if the seat is really keeping my butt warm, or if my butt is just keeping the seat warm.

Sponge Bob 12-12-2011 07:46 PM

Re: heated seats question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeeters (Post 532752)
That's what I do. But on the low setting, I've been debating if the seat is really keeping my butt warm, or if my butt is just keeping the seat warm.

+1. I'm with Jeeters. I don't notice much, if any, heat when the seat is set on low. I start off on high, drop it to low and then wonder if it is even on. Eventually I get tired of looking at the LED and shut the seat off. Doesn't seem to make much of a difference between low and off.....

Ratchet 12-13-2011 10:36 AM

Re: heated seats question
 
The only thing I think "low" mode is good for is illuminating the led in the switch.
On "high", my seats work great. Not as good as the heat elements in my previous WJ though. They would put tan your rear end!

WoodyCanuck 12-13-2011 11:27 AM

Re: heated seats question
 
I'm one of those rare animals that is not a big fan of the pee-pee seats (as we call them).
MY wife on the other hand uses them even in summer.
I noticed when I did try them (to make sure they worked) that the heat was concentrated in the rear portion of the seat. Very little if any up front.

This is in contrast to the heated seats in my 2006 Pacifica in which the whole seat is heated.
In the winter I would sometimes turn the seats on, then put my cold hands under my thighs on the seat front to warm them.
I just can't leave them on too long, as I dislike the feeling.

Now that heated steering wheel - Wow! :thumbsup:

PECo 12-13-2011 12:28 PM

Re: heated seats question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WoodyCanuck (Post 533147)
I'm one of those rare animals that is not a big fan of the pee-pee seats (as we call them).

+1 :lol:


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