Seat heater

Tiny
SHU7241
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  • 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
Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 11:51 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hello,

It sounds like the heating element has gone out but to be sure here is a guide to help you test for power and the heated seat wiring diagrams.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 1:39 PM
Tiny
SLOJOE26
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I have the identical problem as "shu7241" with my 2008 Sable and the dealer wanted $400 to fix it. Does the heating pad need replacing or the two plates? Does the seat have to be removed to do this? Thanks.
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 7:29 PM
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MARCKY
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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.
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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 AT 3:48 AM
Tiny
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 AT 1:25 PM

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