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Old 08-03-2011, 11:16 PM
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Heated/cooled seats

Has anyone found a way to make the seats cool better. I have an 07 EL and the cooling of the seats is terrible. I took it back once and they speeded up the fans but no help. The Service Manager admitted he was never too impressed with the system.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:48 AM
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it either works, or it doesn't.

I've been 1/2 pissed with mine since I bought it. My next Ford won't have them. The $1k pricetag isn't worth it IMO for a badly designed A/C seat. Their only redeeming feature is the cool "orange" leather inset on the black leather
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:42 AM
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I think they work pretty good (at least mine do ) They arent like sitting on a block of ice but you can definately feel the difference. One thing I noticed is they work alot better when the regular A/C is on. I believe they pick up the cool air under the seats and just blow it thru the perforations.
I recently took a family trip in my Expy and had the A/C cranked the whole time (100* + ) both my wife and I commented how the seats kept our butts and lower backs cool.

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Hey guys. I know that the new SuperDuty cooled seats have a filter on them, underneath the seat. Do the Expy's have this as well? If so, might want to check that filter for any restrictions.
Just a thought.
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There is a small round filter over the fans. I changed mine. The cost is ridiculous for a little filter.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:14 PM
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I've changed the filters - even tried running without them for a while - didn't help. Here's what I think is wrong with the design: The unit operates with a small fan blowing air across a chilled plate and through the small holes in the seat. Anytime you have some type of cooling unit, it generates heat that must be removed. This heat that is generated is not in any way exausted from the seat and begins to build and actually makes the seat warmer.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:55 AM
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This feature on our Ford's are terrible.

The only way the seats will actually cool if there is direct cooling from the ac to the seat. For example on mercedes and I think bmw's, there is a direct pipe into the seats to provide cooling.

Don't suppose any of on board forum genius's have come up with an idea to do this?
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:35 PM
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I can't feel any difference with them on at all.
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