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Driver's heated seat not working.

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#1 OFFLINE   tmaxx


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 03:28 PM

I have a 2010 Fusion Hybrid.  The heated seat on the passenger side works, but the driver's side doesn't work.

When I press the Driver's heated seat button, the two red lights come on and then turn off after about 2 seconds.  

I removed the leather cover off the driver's seat (bottom) and inspected the heating element.  I didn't see any obvious burns anywhere.  Is it possible that the heating element is bad with no visible signs?  I thought of checking the continuity of the element to make sure there were no breaks, but I am not sure the pinout on the connector.  Is it possible to check the continuity of the heating element?

Also, I didn't take off the back of the seat cover to inspect that heating element.  It's much more difficult to get the back of the driver's seat cover off.



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#2 OFFLINE   corncobs


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 05:04 PM

Any chance you measure with a voltmeter if any voltage reached the heating element.
If there is nothing it might be the relay (just guessing here) for the seat heater has gone bad.
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#3 OFFLINE   machoman1337


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:34 PM

When I press the Driver's heated seat button, the two red lights come on and then turn off after about 2 seconds.  


My previous car was a 2008 Fusion SEL V6 AWD. It had the EXACT same problem when I bought it in May 2012 - on Day 1, the driver's side heated seat did not work, and the lights flickered on and off the way you described.


It's most likely a short circuit or a component burnout. The dealer wanted $400 CAD to repair it (out of warranty) when I reported it. I said screw it and just... took it like man despite the minus 20 Celsius winters of Ontario :P (consequently, my butt has become so hardened to cold that I have not touched the seat heater even once in my current 2013 FFH).


Google did reveal that this is a common problem on previous generation Fusions:



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