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by pistol64
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46175

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

So here we go again, the bottom seat heater element is burnt out again. I can say I learned a lot about these heaters through the school of hard knox. But the part that stands out the most is exactly how cheap these heaters are............
by pistol64
Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46175

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

I attached 2 pics from when I changed the seat back heater. In order to remove the seat back covering you need to unhook a j strip under neath the seat back. You also need to unhook the seat covering on the back of the bottom seat cover, then you need to roll up the seat back covering. Part of the s...
by pistol64
Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46175

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

I would use an ohms meter which should show resistance. Mine showed about 4 - 8 ohms as I recall. If you get an infinite reading at the seatheater or "0" then you have an open circuit. (try pushing on the seat heater in different places to prove there is a short circuit in the heater pad) You should...
by pistol64
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46175

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

Updated info on seat heaters I got one of the back seat heaters from dorman and installed it. Just to confirm the previous results, the seat heater now works because it is wired in series from the bottom heater to the back heater and the short circuit is now eliminated. I think i went about this the...
by pistol64
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46175

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

:idea: :idea: :arrow: Being stubborn just paid off !!!!!!!! I used the diagram above and seperated each part of the circuit. The short story is this, When you have an open circuit on this system (the indicator light will blink) on then off each time you push the button. The heaters ( seat bottom and...
by pistol64
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46175

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

:?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: So here we go again, no heat on the seat and the Mrs. is not impressed I think there is more to it than meets the eye, has anyone had round 2 of this problem. I would like to find a wiring diagram of the complete seat heat circuit. I replaced the heater yet ag...
by pistol64
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Headsets where can you get these for an '07 FS
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Headsets where can you get these for an '07 FS

I am wondering if anyone has been successfull and possibly has a link to after market headsets. Also I have seen that some of the people have 2 headsets I am wondering how many you can use at one time I am hoping for 3 or 4 at once.
by pistol64
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46175

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

I tried to find a diagnostic flow chart with no success. I also tried to buy a Haynes or Chilton book with no luck either. I went on a gut feeling and a lot of luck when I fixed my seat heater which is still working awesome. Also the Ford dealer kind of clinched it when they said that the heater pad...
by pistol64
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46175

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

Thanx for the link it came back as a
2007

Heater still works great, no glitches. 8)
by pistol64
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Possible leak from Transmission to Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 3016

Re: Possible leak from Transmission to Engine

I have not taken the car to a dealer yet but I plan on checking the fluid and possible leak a little more before I take it in, so I can hopefully be more informed when it comes to talking with the dealer. The best part is it does not seem like a common problem.
by pistol64
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Possible leak from Transmission to Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 3016

Re: Possible leak from Transmission to Engine

Thanks for the replies.

The fluid is definately in between the trany and engine. The oil is never left behind on the driveway or garage floor, but as advised I will take it to a dealer for a check out.

I will report back any info that comes from this.
by pistol64
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Possible leak from Transmission to Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 3016

Possible leak from Transmission to Engine

Hello I have an 07 freestyle with 63k kms on it and it is new to me in Jun 2009. I have changed the oil when the computer says to and while I was under the front end I noticed what looks like an oil leak coming down in between the trany and engine. Has any one heard of this problem yet or are there ...
by pistol64
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46175

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

When I bought it I was told it is an 07 Freestyle Limited all the bells and whistles. Also the carfax report said the car was delivered to a Hamilton dealer in May 06 and sold in May 06. My previous car was a 06 jetta delivered in may 05, it was probably built in March or April that year. Any way th...
by pistol64
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46175

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

Thanks for your reply.
The information I have indicates the in service date as May 2006 also it is at 63000 km. I checked with a local dealer, who said 3 years and 60,000 km. I am not sure but does that mean the whole warranty is finished or is there still power train warranty ?
by pistol64
Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46175

Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

Seat heater FYI and Repair Info I purchased my 07 Freestyle in Jun of This year and all was going well until the Mrs. told me that the seat heater quit working. My previous car was an 06 Jetta bought in 05 (as I said previous never any problems with the seat heater) After joining this forum (which ...