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E39 M5 (1998-2003)

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Old 12-02-2011, 11:28 AM
tamstar69 tamstar69 is offline
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Faulty heated seat

M5 drivers seat not heating up properly, the front part that extends out behind ur knees isn't heating up but the rest of the seat is, any ideas?

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Old 01-02-2012, 05:26 PM
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Never knew that part heated... you sure?
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:33 AM
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Passenger one seems to heat up on that part, pretty sure it should be heating up on drivers side aswell, probably a worn wire somewhere

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:27 AM
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Yes, actually I just took notice last night and it did heat.

The seat heating elements are notorious for breaking (given we sit on them and flex them constantly) causing hot spots, high current draw and ultimate failure. You can remove the seat and look underneath for connectors that might be visible/accessible...but any repairs up inside (it the elements themselves) are a PITA as the cover must come off.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:02 AM
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Ouch, dont fancy trying to take seat covers off, think it is one of them things im going to need to live with

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