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post #1 of 18 Old 11-24-2013, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Wj My butt's getting cold lol

So winter is coming and my 02 WJ Overland's driver's side (note that I'm in UK where driver's side is USA's passenger side) seat stopped working. The light on the switch goes on but the seat is still cold as hell on both settings. I was wandering whether it's the fuse or the heating element was broken. I'd rather get it fixed up before temp. gets below 0C or 32F lol. But it's annoying so if you guys could help me with that.

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post #2 of 18 Old 11-24-2013, 12:24 PM
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Common problem. Mine was a burnt wire under the leather seat. I re-soldered it and now it works great again. Give that a try. There is a how to somewhere if you google it.
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Common problem. Mine was a burnt wire under the leather seat. I re-soldered it and now it works great again. Give that a try. There is a how to somewhere if you google it.
Thanks buddy. I'll try that
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post #4 of 18 Old 11-24-2013, 01:34 PM
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Fart & Light it .. problem solved..
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Fart & Light it .. problem solved..
Doesn't really work
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post #6 of 18 Old 11-24-2013, 03:50 PM
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Doesn't really work
Oh it does though!!!! Serious question though, does everyone's seat get hot or just the back. My seat has never gotten hot and am wondering if I need to start hunting?
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post #7 of 18 Old 11-24-2013, 04:00 PM
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Both should heat up. My guess is you have a problem. It is seriously the easiest most rewarding fix you can make when yours is broken.
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post #8 of 18 Old 11-24-2013, 04:01 PM
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Both should heat up. My guess is you have a problem. It is seriously the easiest most rewarding fix you can make when yours is broken.
Damn 2 years I thought Chrysler just skimped. My bad Chrysler my bad.
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post #9 of 18 Old 11-24-2013, 04:20 PM
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I can't even run mine on hot or I will show up to work with some serious swamp @ss.
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post #10 of 18 Old 11-24-2013, 05:01 PM
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Damn 2 years I thought Chrysler just skimped. My bad Chrysler my bad.
No, no. They still skimped. The wiring is fairly shoddy-- I'd recommend buying aftermarket heating pads and forgo the original Chrysler wiring altogether. There's a good write up on some Dorman replacement seat heaters on these forums somewhere.
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post #11 of 18 Old 11-25-2013, 09:47 AM
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I cut the broken wire out then re soldered it back together. works fine now.

You will probably find the broken wire on the side closest the door. Mine had a brown burn mark where the wire had failed.

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post #12 of 18 Old 11-30-2013, 05:28 PM
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Okay so I looked under my seat at the wiring harnesses and can't see any obvious burn marks. Does anyone know of a diagram of the wiring? Don't want to tear into all of them. The motors are labeled but nothing else
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Doesn't really work
Not farting hard enough then are you....
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post #14 of 18 Old 12-01-2013, 06:19 AM
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Did you take the leather off the seat cushion? It's not just under the seats! You actually need to remove the leather seat bottom to see the heat pad.
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post #15 of 18 Old 12-01-2013, 06:20 AM
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My butts cold too ughhhhh
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