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#1 rweddy

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 12:23 PM

My outback has the cold weather package, the passenger seat does not seem to be heating properly. It looks like there are three wires under the seat that plug into the console area into the switch.
Anyone have a service manual that can tell me what wires do what?
It seams like the back heats up a bit but the bottom of the seat gets nothing.
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Posted 16 September 2004 - 05:26 PM

There should be 4 wires to your seat heater, unplug at the seat, look at the plug that is attached to the seat, hold the lock tab up, there should be 4 pins, the top row is numbered from right to left, 1, 2. Bottom row is numbered right to left, 3, 4.

Check for continuity between 1 & 3, 1 & 4, and 3 & 4. if one of those has no continuity, you have a open heater loop. You can replace the loops, somewhat difficult though.

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 09:42 AM

There should be 4 wires to your seat heater, unplug at the seat, look at the plug that is attached to the seat, hold the lock tab up, there should be 4 pins, the top row is numbered from right to left, 1, 2. Bottom row is numbered right to left, 3, 4.

Check for continuity between 1 & 3, 1 & 4, and 3 & 4. if one of those has no continuity, you have a open heater loop. You can replace the loops, somewhat difficult though.


Thanks!! I will check these out this weekend!

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 07:59 AM

A question about operation of the Seats.
I get heat on both seats now, but is only the back section on the seat, not the seat bottom (place you put your rear).
Is this correct? Is only the back (upright) portion of the seat supposed to get heat and not the bottom?
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 07:47 PM

There is heat in the butt, and the back

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:50 PM

There is heat in the butt, and the back

So are both of my seats broken or is an electrical issue?

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 05:43 PM

Sounds like both seats are broken. They are on the same circuit, so it wouldn't be a fuse blown. The best way to find out is to unplug, and meter the connections.

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 06:41 PM

the elemnts in the seats can easily be broken my kneeling on them. i belive they can be replaced dyi tho. do a search

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 10:57 PM

the elemnts in the seats can easily be broken my kneeling on them. i belive they can be replaced dyi tho. do a search


Great!!! Anyone have the part number for the seat elements?

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 11:09 PM

i did a search and it sounds like its a pretty serious project you hafta be ready to tear down the whole seat and the elements are close to 100 bucks.

Edit: http://www.ultimates...ght=seat heater




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