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Sports heated seat repair

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Brian4, May 1, 2012.

  1. Brian4

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    Thanks to Gookah

    As was the case with his M Sport seats our Drivers seat wouldn't heat up so followed his excellent instructions and took the seat apart. Found a broken wire in exactly the same place so wondering if it is a fault with them. Anyway all fixed and working again now.

    The previous owner must have go a very warm bum when it went as the wire had melted the foam backing to the leather.

    Brian
     

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  2. gookah

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    Wahey....finally... I've helped someone........ :D
     
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  3. Brian4

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    I even used the tape trick for the seat bolster but not silver.

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    It's simple but effective.... :-bd
     
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    Is yours a manual roof by any chance?
     
  6. Brian4

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    No mine is the electric hood

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  7. Mr C

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    where can I find the original post as I have a problem with my drivers heated seat
     
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  8. Brian4

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    Problem with the electric heated seats it that we at times kneel on the seats, my theory is that this causes the break in the wires, I have one failed on my passanger seat, it has shrivelled the leather up in that area.
     
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    My drivers the same.
     
  12. Lee

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    Didnt know we had a guide on this, It's a job I keep putting off on Sams zed :D

    Fancy coming doing and doing us a tutorial @gookah =))
     
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    @Antm72 has some knowledge on this subject Lee as does @Sean d.

    Tony.
     
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  15. Sean d

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    I also fitted the same as @Mint , I did the back and the base, they are excellent
     
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    Only did the base as the back was working fine;)
     
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    I would replace it with the carbon heated pads (I’ve done it on my sparcos and in our family bus too!).

    Much more even and quicker heating I find as it has plenty of elements to evenly spread and won’t break -can be cut through to fit hog rings etc. With cloth seats it actually gets a bit too hot on setting 2 (but is right for sub zero to own down drives!)
     
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    I use an old cushion on the seat if I have to kneel on it, so far it seems to have protected the heater elements.
     
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    I’ve done the repair too. It’s just a cr*p design and vulnerable to damage.