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Tanner505 07-30-2012 08:59 PM

Heated seats
has anyone ever tried replacing the heating elements in the seats mine are toast.

cheapjeep 07-30-2012 09:14 PM

Re: Heated seats
Have a dealer run your vin.There was a recall on them. Maybe you'll get them for free.

StephenE 07-30-2012 11:00 PM

Re: Heated seats
If you cannot get them repaired by the dealer, I repaired mine through this procedure:

Tanner505 08-11-2012 01:22 AM

Re: Heated seats
i would rather do it my self i dont need the stealer ship tryin to rip me off for other things in nm there very good for trying

hamilton5 08-12-2012 12:52 PM

Re: Heated seats
my 01 had the elements sewn into the covers. I could see the burn like in other threads, but I didnt want to jerry rig it so I called about getting a new cover, the new leather woulda been nice. They don't even make them anymore, so I got the seat element from napa, it came with the hog rings. It was very easy and straight forward, took me about an hour or so. good luck

Me Fix 08-14-2012 09:04 PM

Re: Heated seats
Yes, there is a recall on the seat heaters. I remember reading somewhere that the replacement heaters only produce about half the heat the origionals put out. The recall was because the heaters got too hot. The article I read suggested that had the owner known the new heaters only put out half the heat, he would not have gone to the dealer. The idea of fixing your own may be a good idea if you have the origional heaters. My Jeep already went thru the recall when i got it. The heaters do work, but compared to what I had in the previous car, they are not worth turning on.

paulschott 08-23-2012 12:26 PM

Re: Heated seats
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They didn't recall my 2002 heaters and they almost set the seat on fire. Wires between front section and bottom section of the seat portion wore out on the metal bar inserted in the upholstery. I repaired it and protected it. here is a picture of what I found when I opened it up.

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