2008 Ford Taurus

I have a 2008 Taurus X. The driver side seat heater will not work. The passenger side does work. When you push on the heater button, the indicator light comes on for an instant and then goes out. I have held the button in for an extended period and it still doesn't heat. Thanks for any help. Bill
December 6, 2010.

Have you checked to see if there is power to the seat?

I had this problem, it occurs when it moves back the seat bottom and it rises very high. Almost all ford seats have the same default. What are two plates leading the electricity which is separated in the heating pad unit and should replace it. This is a three hour approximately in the consessionaire job. This is a translation of the French.

Dec 17, 2010.
I have the identical problem as "shu7241" with my 2008 Sable and the dealer wanted $400 to fix it. Can someone simplify the translated response above provided by "Marcky"? Does the heating pad need replacing or the two plates? Does the seat have to be removed to do this? Thanks.

Dec 21, 2010.
The heating pad need replacing, 2-3 hours job, because seat have to be removed, and relocate the wire heating pad to settle the problem.

Dec 22, 2010.
That could be the case. The labor falls in the seat's removal.