Heated seats not working? - Dodge Challenger Forum: Challenger & SRT8 Forums
Interior Discussion / Modifications If you are interested in modifying your Dodge Challenger's interior, this is the place to talk about it.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Razorbackfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Tumbling Shoals, AR
Posts: 87
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Heated seats not working?

I have the two buttons on the dash for heated seats but when I push them nothing happens on both sides. I don't have an owners manual yet so can someone give me the fuse location and number so I can check the fuse and also if someone has another idea while I'm checking this it would be appreciated.
Razorbackfan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 05:16 PM
Super Moderator
 
Hal H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 7,992
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1,204 Times in 827 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
There's a power distribution module in the trunk (between battery and rear trunk wall). Heated seats are a 30A pink colored fuse in cavity #5.

These are also controlled by the Body Control Module - most items run through a CanBus controller. Sends a signal to the controller, and it turns the module on.

There's also a seat heater module as well. Also, check the electrical connectors (there was a service bulleting to zip-tie wires to seat frame) to make sure something hasn't un-plugged.

Barring all that, it the fuse checks out okay and no disconnneted wires, the dealer would need to diagnose to see if there isn't a faulty module causing no heat in both sides as you describe.

2009 R/T 27J pkg (6 speed MT) ordered 7/17/08, born 10/23/08, home 11/13/08

Eibach Sportline Suspension * Hotchkis Sway Bars
Razor's Edge rear tension arms * Nitto 555 Extreme 265/50-18"
392 Cam & DiabloSport CMR tune
Hurst /G&K modded short-throw shifter
'70 Challenger R/T graphics (hood/bodyside) * Black gauge faces, lighted needles
Hal H is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Razorbackfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Tumbling Shoals, AR
Posts: 87
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Fuse is good. Thanks for the info. I'll be digging a little deeper tomorrow on the modules for loose wiring.
Razorbackfan is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 06:15 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
bwbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 6,446
Thanks: 171
Thanked 363 Times in 238 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Most with this trouble found the plug under the seat came unplugged; thus the zip tie service bulletin (something you can do yourself).


2015 R/T SP, 23G, 6-Speed Tremec, SG-II (ordered 7/10, built 9/8, home 9/17/14)
Mods: Skip Shift Eliminator (no need to mod anything else)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2009 R/T 27F, 6-Speed Tremec
Mods: Skip Shift Eliminator, Hood Struts, Functional Hood Scoops, RPI Designs Mud Flaps, Cabin Air Filter, OEM Sound Group II

bwbike is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 07:25 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,604
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
First off myself and at least one other (who advised me on my outage post) to just not worry about it and try it the next day. Sure enough both worked for me. Two weeks or so ago I had mine off the lift for a Winter warm up and neither worked. Today I had it down again and both worked. So if you try again tomorrow and all is fine we have some kind of intermittent condition lurking.

I LOVE ChallengerTalk.com!
Valley is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 07:29 PM
Senior Member
 
brampton builder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PLANET LX/LC/LD
Posts: 2,087
Thanks: 454
Thanked 733 Times in 256 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
heated seat module is located under the passenger seat , under the carpet . check to see if the connection has pulled out .
brampton builder is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Razorbackfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Tumbling Shoals, AR
Posts: 87
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Will do. I will check in the morning.

I just got the car off the truck yesterday evening. They didn't work then and they didn't work this morning so I wouldn't call mine intermittent yet.

I just found that my washer fluid line going to the squirters on the hood is major crimped where the hood closes on the pass side. It must've got caught in the hinge. Stupid looking design but what do I know.

thanks for the tip on the fuse box. Not used to looking in the trunk. Mine doesn't have a spare tire so I think that if I were going aftermarket on the stereo I could put an amp right there. It's like the perfect audio situation with the rear battery.
Razorbackfan is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Razorbackfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Tumbling Shoals, AR
Posts: 87
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
Module unplugged. I have a warm butt this morning! Thanks!!
Razorbackfan is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 08:28 AM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
BEIST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,102
Thanks: 19
Thanked 28 Times in 22 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Why wouldn't you take it down to the dealer and tell them to fix it?

Doing What Men Do Best!
2009 Stone White R/T 27J
6-Speed, Sun Roof, Heated Leather
20x8's, HID Lights, Challenger Door Sills, Mopar CAI,
1970 Challenger & R/T Emblem on the rear spoiler,
Gas Charged Hood Supports, Mopar Nose Badge
276-watt 6 Speaker Sound
Exhaust: Flowmaster 40's
Mopar Strut Tower Brace
Fuzzy White Dice

"Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel!"
BEIST is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Razorbackfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Tumbling Shoals, AR
Posts: 87
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
(Thread Starter)
I'm not one to overburden the dealer with minor things that I can do myself.
Razorbackfan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Dodge Challenger Forum: Challenger & SRT8 Forums > General, Performance, and Technical > Interior Discussion / Modifications

Quick Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing an Aftermarket Head Unit ceri Audio, Video and other Car Electronics 27 03-31-2014 01:22 AM
Don't wait - heat your seats NOW and save 10% at PFYC - PartsForYourCar PFYC Vendor Deals 0 09-18-2012 07:18 AM
Speedo Quit Working DFW GTS Challenger Issues & Problems 0 09-16-2012 01:35 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome