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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-21-2009, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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So my 06 F-350 lariat has dual seat heaters. The drivers butt warmer will work sometimes when I push the on button. Sometimes it won't work for 30 minutes and then it will come on. Then sometimes it will turn on by itself (light on) and the seat will warm up fast. Other times the seat will feel like it is on but the light is off. It's like this thing has a mind of it's own. Has any one had this issue or know where to start to diagnose the problem.

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the ford seat heaters are the weirdest ive ever encountered....they heat slow, then
turn off, then heat slow....its a strange cycle & i dont know WHY ford configured them
to cycle like this.

im WAITING for mine to fail so i can replace 'em w/ the same type that i DIY'd
in my wifes car.

http://www.warmseats.com/

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Yes your right on the cycling the heaters do. Mine used to do that until it got a mind of it's own. Now there is no consistency on when it wants to heat.

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My truck is doing the exact same thing, just ohmed the wires going to the heater and there was nothing there so I'm guessing the heating element is bad somewhere. Going to call the dealer tomorrow and see how much its going to cost me to fix... might just have to suffer.
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Let me know what the dealer says.

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$130 for the new heating element and $100 -$150 labor. Not too terrible but not ready to spend that much on a seat heater yet.
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How hard is it to change the heating element? I can spend $130 a lot easier then $230+.

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I'm not 100 percent sure on how to change it but it is my understanding that you have to remove the leather off of the seat and the rest is pretty easy. So if you are comfortable doing that (I am not) go for it.
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i INSTALLED them on my wifes subaru....never done ANY type of upholstery before.
I removed the seats and slowly pulled the seat cover up over the sides then peeked
under the seat bottom/cover...HOG RINGS is what theyre called...sharp "D" rings that
hold the seat cushion to the foam/pad/bottom.

its pretty easy stuff...probably easier if you have hog ring PLIERS (i didnt know any
better)...certainly "do-able" w/out the pliers.

http://www.eastwood.com/interior-rep...FRPyDAodNDMXqQ

http://books.google.com/books?id=uzG...pliers&f=false

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