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Old 07-12-2009, 08:12 PM
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What is the Secret of the A/C Seats?

I've read the manual...no dice

I've played with my Auto HVAC thingy...no dice


My A/C cooled seats work when they want to...and not when I demand it

Completely random. Is there some secret to force them to blow cold air on my sweaty butt?
cause I'm a little pissed that I even have them. That could have been roughly $1,000 less I could have spent.

Button on "High" = Nothing 3/4 of the time
Button on "Low" = Nothing 3/4 of the time

and then they'll just randomly kick on...and then turn themselves off. Seemingly at whim. Note, that is when the button is pushed. When the button is off, they are off as well...so at least that much works on them


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Mine come on only when requested. I can hear noise whenever I push the button, but only sometimes can I actually feel the seat get cold.
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maybe I misworded that a bit.

they power on/off properly...but they darn things never actually get cold 3/4 of the time. mostly I'm just sitting there waiting for cold...and not getting anything


I hear a fan blowing, but coldness
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huh?

you the next Billy Mays or something?
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I think all the A/C seat is is just a fan under the seat that blows air through the vent holes in the cover. I stuck my head under there when I first got them to see what was attached and didnt notice any coolant lines or anything going to them. All the fan does is pull "cooler" air from the bottom of the vehicle and push it through the seat. If you peak under, you'll see a white colored filter where the inlet for the fan is. If you're A/C isn't cranking and getting colder air to the bottom oft he car, your butt is still gonna be warm until cooler air circulates to the fan inlet.
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I'll have to look when I get it back from the Repair Shop

If that is the case, what is the point of advertising A/C seats?...seems they would better be called Ambient Air Seat Cooling
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Mine cools my ample butt very well. Wife won't use hers, too cool she says.
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On my old 04 with cooled seats, they would only work for me and my mom, but not my dad, because of the design of the seats. The design of them is like a vent, and when if your a bigger person you squish those vents and it doesn't work a effectivly or at all.
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hmm...well I am 6'3" and about 275 lbs right now


I can see that being the case...but there are times when the seats just don't turn on at all. I can tell when they are on by when the seat fan turns on.
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I think sometimes mine activate the heating element when the A/C function is turned on, it's worse on the passinger side. Dealer has looked at it but they don't know what to do.

Does seem to do a better job when the vehicle A/C is on the floor vents. Seems to pick up some of the cool air.

When they do work, it never last more than 15 -20 minutes, then they actually feel like they are getting hot.
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Mine work sporadically as well. Sometimes they are cool and other times I wonder why I can hear the fan/blower working but there isn't much cooling happening. I am not a large person by any means and not very wide.

The heater part works well....my wife loves it.
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