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    Standard Seat Heater

    MikeD -

    I hope you're there.

    I apologize for knowing no German. You used to post on the Acura-Legend Forum but since you left there are mostly idiots there who are no help at all.

    I hope you can help me.

    I live near Denver, Colorado - USA. I have a 1995 Legend LS Coupe. Almost everything works EXCEPT the driver's (left) seat heater doesn't work. The passenger seat works OK and the driver's seat back works OK but the driver's seat bottom (where your butt goes) doesn't heat.

    Any idea what might be wrong? Is it likely the heating element in the seat is broken? If so, how difficult is this to fix?

    Again, thanks in advance for any help you can provide. It amazes me that I can ask someone in Cologne, Germany for help but isn't modern technology wonderful?

    Thanks - John Ellis

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    Hello John,
    I hope, I may answer too:yes:
    You are right, that technic is wonderful, that the people can mail around the world in a few seconds.
    But about your seatheater:
    Indeed, it is the heating element in the seat. One, or some of the thin wires for heating are broken.
    Many cars have this problem.
    Same my 92 coupe, the heater from driverseat is completely out of order, passenger side works well. The first generation did not work long.
    Already from 93 they have a better one, working about ten years.
    The heating elements are expensive, the price is about 200$ for seat and same for the back.
    Some from this forum take off the elements and repair them with soldering the wires, that can help some time without spending money.
    But never the less, it is many work to take them out of the seat.
    First you must take the seat out from car, then you can "undress" the seat. You must take away the complete leather cover, be carefully when opening the springs that are pulling the cover smooth.
    Then you can take out the heater element.
    Perhaps in USA you can have aftermarket elements, with a lower price than original.
    So, have a good time and good success,
    Michael
    Was ist der Unterschied zwischen einer Herde Rindviecher und einer Horde Parteibuchochsen?:hmm:
    Die Rindviecher machen Milch und Fleisch, die Parteibuchochsen Bullshit!
    :stein:

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    Hi John,
    sorry for not getting back to you sooner. During the last days I've been really busy and have hardly been online. Yep you're right. Those kind of technic is really wonderful. What would we do without our Internet? I'm not sure but I believe I posted almost the same in the AL forum some months ago. If my memory serves me correctly Jason aka MonDonalds replied to this. But I can't find my old post. Probably it got deleted as always
    Never mind I'll do my best to help you out

    Within our seats (Bottom and Back side) there exist two separately resistance * coils per each seat avaiable and also a connector from the bottom seat heater to the seat back heater. Make sure it is connected. The heater coil is like a resistance strip. When current flow is passed through, it gets warm from the resistance (A thermistor controls the heating units). If the connector is hooked up and only the back seat heating unit is not working it is probably the seat back heating unit that is failed. You can remove seat back by going from the back of the seat (make sure you move the seat forward to disconnect the connector noted above)

    * Coils: There is a special name for it but I call it a coil. A coil is just like in portable heaters the coil that turns red (best way to describe it) There is something like that in the seat and it gets burned out after long periods of use so you have to change it. It is obviously not as powerful as the "Coil" in a portable heater but it basicly does the same thing.

    All parts of both front seats (Bottom & Rear) should be heat up. I have the problem, that my passenger (bottom) seat doesn't heat up. But I know that if the light (of the switch) is ON: The resistance coil of the bottom seat is kinda out of order. Best way would be to replace it. But consider: That stuff is hell expensive. What you can do is to remove both coils and to check them.

    Seat Coils





    If you need more info please go in the Manual Forum!
    Remember: This area is password protected. All you need is the password I sent to you via PM. PLEASE KEEP IT ONLY FOR YOU!!! But I know I can trust you as always

    Please get back to me if you need more infos. But I'm sure that one of your coils is the cause of your seats. What about your Seat Heat Switches? Are they ok? Do you know how to check 'em? Good luck my friend and please get back to me whenever you have a problem with your nice Legends. Of course we are a small forum with just a few members. But all of them are specialists of our nice car... called "Acura/Honda Legend" -Mike

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    Zitat Zitat von MichaelKA8 Beitrag anzeigen
    Hello John, I hope, I may answer too:yes: Michael
    No you don't :grin: :grin: :grin: LOL

    BTW: Micha, are the pics from you? Dunno from where I got them :glory:

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    Yes, correct, I made this pics from the control unit, when I was checking my seatheater.:grin:
    But the result is always the same: The heaterelement in the seat, or the seatback are broken. Unfortunately much work, so I was to lazy to continue... And I'm afraid, the seat cover is no more nice, after open and close again.
    Regards, Michael
    Was ist der Unterschied zwischen einer Herde Rindviecher und einer Horde Parteibuchochsen?:hmm:
    Die Rindviecher machen Milch und Fleisch, die Parteibuchochsen Bullshit!
    :stein:

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