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Old 11-19-2013, 05:58 PM
Doug in NC Doug in NC is offline
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Question Problems with heated seats?

I'm taking my 2011 X3 in to the dealer this week to get the heated seats checked out. The passenger seat does not heat. Nor do the rear seats. The passenger heat button lights up, but the back seats do not. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem. Oh, the drivers seat works fine.

I tried looking for a fuse in the fuse box. First, I did not find the fuse box diagram. And, have you tried to get to the fuse box? I removed the trap door in the glove box, but the fuse box was still recessed out of reach and behind a large group of cables.

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Old 11-19-2013, 07:29 PM
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My only "problem" with my heated seats is that I can only run the driver seat on the lowest setting - the others are a bit too toasty.

Note that there are two fuses boxes, one in the front, and one in the rear. Any fuse replacement in the front fuse box requires either A) Hands the size of a small child, or B) Removal of the glove box.

You may actually find a fuse diagram at the rear fuse box.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:39 AM
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I checked the operation of all the heated seats and the steering wheel in the first week I owned the car. Mine all work great. Now that it is definitely chilly on Colorado, I expect all my friends will want me to drive so they can enjoy the bun toasters in the passenger seats front and rear.

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Old 11-21-2013, 06:41 PM
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The dealer is installing a new control module to fix the problem, per the diagnoses a short blew the original module. That will probably fix the rear seats. I'm skeptical about the passenger seat. I pick it up tomorrow. We'll see.

The module was replaced under warranty, but the service adviser said it would have been about a $400 fix had I been paying. Good to know when it becomes time to consider and extended warranty.

The loaner is a new 2013 X5. Nice vehicle!

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Old 02-19-2014, 06:06 PM
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Seat heaters are out again. This time it's a different module that controls the right rear seat. When it's not functioning it takes down the passenger sear and both rear seats. A new control module is on order. Hopefully this will be the final fix to my heated seats.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:38 AM
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The highest level of the heated seats setting is definitely necessary when the temp drops bellow -15 C.
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