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Driver Heated Seat

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#1 OFFLINE   dsbrooks05

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:46 AM

Hey!  I'm new to the forum.  I just bought a used 2013 C-Max Hybrid SE.  As with any used vehicle there are some things that need to be fixed.  My first priority is fixing the driver seat - heated seat does not work.  The passenger seat works fine, which I assume means it's not a blown fuse (unless there are separate fuses for each?).  Can anyone tell me what I should be looking for?  I checked under the seat and looks like everything is plugged in, however I'm no mechanic or electrical engineer, so what do I know.

 

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#2 OFFLINE   homestead

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 11:56 AM

Our car had some pins that pulled out of connector under the seat.
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#3 OFFLINE   cr08

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 12:52 PM

Also since they are simple resistive heaters you can use a multimeter to check the resistance. If it shows as being open circuit that would mean a break in the heating elements somewhere. That always seemed to be a very common failure mode in the past.


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#4 OFFLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 03:32 PM

Hey!  I'm new to the forum.  I just bought a used 2013 C-Max Hybrid SE.  As with any used vehicle there are some things that need to be fixed.  My first priority is fixing the driver seat - heated seat does not work.  The passenger seat works fine, which I assume means it's not a blown fuse (unless there are separate fuses for each?).  Can anyone tell me what I should be looking for?  I checked under the seat and looks like everything is plugged in, however I'm no mechanic or electrical engineer, so what do I know.

 

Thanks!

Download the 2013 owner's manual and look at the fuse layouts and descriptions.  There's are two fuses.  ;)  :)  There are, IIRC, three locations for the fuses.  


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#5 OFFLINE   djc

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:19 AM

All good suggestions here.  Also if something plugs in but doesn't work, it never hurts to unplug it and then plug it back in.  Contacts get dirty and things get partially unplugged.


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#6 OFFLINE   fbov

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:30 PM

FWIW, my driver's seat heater was serviced... but it failed right after the seat back recall was performed, so I assumed it was a simple connector. I hope yours is, too. 

Frank


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