Originally Posted by falcon2014
I just got a temp gun from our maintenance dept and checked the seat temperatures.
I turned all 4 seats on high and read the temps after about 4 or 5 minutes. No weight on the seats.
The problem seems to be that only a relatively narrow band (~2 inches) of the seat inserts gets heated.
The non-heated sections were reading around 60 -62*.
The heated bands were getting up to the mid to high 80's. Keep in mind, this isn't the whole surface, but just the bands where the element is.
I'll test our '07 seats tonight.
Got a battery for my thermometer and took some readings...
Starting seat surface temperature was 23* F. Turned on heater on HI. 10 minutes later the center portion of the seat cushion and seat back were about 65* F. The portions not over the elements were about 45*.