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
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.
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.
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.