First of all, thanks for the info. I will see what I can offer, but this long distance relationship format, can limit some abilities. I consider automotive repair and troubleshooting, more of a hands on affair.
Just an FYI, any code with U prefix is a communications fault code. It appears as though none of these have any relevance.
So, looking at the most recent info, it appears that the concern only affects heat/ac, and heated seats. I don't know if you have checked, but does this make both front heated seats inoperative, or all four(front/rear). The heated seats are pretty much their own system, with a little influence from the rear integration module, to inhibit operation when low voltage permits load shedding. I looked at the service information, for some common ties between the heated seats, and AC operation. Coincidentally there are some ties, that could suggest a power loss problem. All four heated seat modules are supplied ignition power from the IGN 3 RR fuse in the rear fuse block, and without ignition power to the modules, it looks like the switches will be inoperative, all four. Looking at the distribution of this fuse, it also feeds power to the instrument panel module(A/C control head), and to the level control system. You may not even know if the level control system is working or not, there is no visual indicator. This IGN 3 fuse is powered by the IGN 3 relay. This elay also supplies power to the HVAC fuse, and the ABS fuse. This is where the two systems would tie together mostly, in my opinion. The kicker, and the information I have yet to locate, is what this ignition feed to the ABS system does, and why you don't either have an ABS code, or a light that comes on.
The HVAC fuse supplies power to all the actuators, mode/temp, and auxiliary(rear), as well as the auxiliary control head, so check it also. Is it blank when you are having the other symptoms?
Here is what I would look at, and what I would suggest as a preliminary. First, if the symptoms are not present, remove the IGN 3 RR fuse from the rear fuse block, and run a check to see what happens. If all the symptoms that are present with only that fuse removed, are exactly the same as the ones you are getting, that would suggest a power problem from that circuit. Possibly a poor connection from the fuse block itself.
If the symptoms are not exactly the ones you see intermittently, then reinstall the fuse, and then remove the IGN 3 relay. Re-evaluate the symptoms from there, determine if they are exact. If they are, swap that relay out, with another of similar look/number. There should be a few in that fuse block tha could be swapped for test purposes. Re-evaluate after that. If the symptoms no longer appear, you have a faulty relay. If the symptoms do appear, this could suggest that you possibly may have a faulty ignition switch. It would have to be verified, that power and ground are not present to energize the relay, prior to condemning the ignition switch.
I will attach for you, the schematics that I am referencing. Hopefully, we can keep it basic, and have a faulty relay.
Friday, December 23rd, 2011 AT 5:13 AM