In our latitudes, it is difficult to imagine the long months of winter in a car without heated seats. Malfunctions in this system can cause serious inconvenience, especially if there is a long road ahead, and there is a strong minus outside the window. What are the reasons for a sudden breakdown? We tried to find out.
On the surface
We start looking for a problem with a simple one – with a fuse. To do this, experts recommend examining the activation button (after pulling it out) for various oxidations or overwhelmed elements. Now that you have found out the reason, you can start replacing the key, since the key does not break so often, and therefore it will not be difficult to buy and install a new one.
Assembling in parts
Another cause of breakdown can be the connector blocks of the wires. If you cannot remove the seat yourself, you will have to show miracles of flexibility and look under it with a flashlight. The block that often falls apart and becomes the cause of faulty heating. The problem is also easily solved – we just put the block together.
What’s with the wires?
We check the serviceability of the wires with a multimeter. As a rule, wires last a long time and become the cause of breakage only in case of high humidity. It is not easy to replace oxidized wiring yourself, so contact a trusted specialist.
If all of the above parts are in order, we are looking for the cause of the breakdown in the operation of the heating element. They are quite difficult to find in the store, so you have to be patient. If the matter is still in the heating element, be prepared for the fact that you will have to unpick the casing – which not every car owner decides on.