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Unread 01-10-2014, 06:55 AM   #46
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D'oh! Thermometer battery dead today. Will try again tomorrow.
LOL! Mine too! Need a 9 volt.

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Unread 01-11-2014, 12:41 PM   #47
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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*.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 04:57 PM   #48
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Got a battery for my thermometer and took some readings...

Starting seat surface temperature was 23* F.
23*???? Heck, I'd move outta there! Head south.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 12:17 PM   #49
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23*???? Heck, I'd move outta there! Head south.
23 is a veritable heatwave here lately! Last week it was -12* or colder for a few days.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 07:24 AM   #50
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I didn't pick up my Summit until a month ago, but we've still had a few mornings around freezing since then. The seats in the '02 Liberty I traded would start to feel warm within a few blocks and be too hot to leave on high by a mile or two. Those on the new vehicle - honestly I can't really tell if they are on or not. Not impressed with that feature.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 08:49 AM   #51
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My steering wheel warms instantly. I turn it off within a minute. My seats take a few minutes but get hot enough to be uncomfortable.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 09:01 AM   #52
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The seats in my 14 Overland do not get as warm as the seats I had in my 300. If I put them on the low setting, I can't really feel warmth at all.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 09:07 AM   #53
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I'm in SF Bay Area and I tried it once and it worked well enough.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 01:03 PM   #54
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Within a few blocks, we definitely feel the heat on the hi setting in our 2014. Low, not so much, barely feel it. Usually what we do is set them on hi to begin with, and once they are too warm, turn it to low, and it seems to work better.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 09:16 PM   #55
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'14 Summit and my seats get what I would say is appropriately hot although they are not in a hurry to do so. I am relegated to the driveway and so I always remote start and there must be a weight switch because they won't heat up even when programmed to until I sit down.

My '02 Ltd JGC would get crazy hot instantly. It was actually kinda nice on those cold Jan/Feb "Cleveland" mornings.
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