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2016 Explorer Sport Driver seat heater working for back but not seat?


Britta-S

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Hi all,

I did search the forum but didn't find anything similar.
Recently, when using remote start but also when turning it on manually during driving, the heated seat is only heating the back (lower back).
The driver's side works fine, seat and back are warm.
When I first got my explorer, I did have some trouble with the driver's side cooling and got vents replaced and the whole module at some point.
It's just weird to me that it would partly work?!

Anyone ever heard of this? And if you did, anything that can be done DIY?

Thank you!
 


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jade97

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I hope you find the answer....

I have a 2016 Explorer Sport with the exact same issue. Typically, the heater grid burns out in a spot or the element breaks. My search on Tasca, shows the heater grid, for heated and cooled seats, is integral to the bottom cushion and is over $900 for the part alone. I haven't done any troubleshooting to see if it is a module or a bad element.

Good Luck & post the results!
 




Britta-S

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Oh no.... Thank you for the info though!
I'll probably take it to an independent workshop and see what they say.
 




Britta-S

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I hope you find the answer....

I have a 2016 Explorer Sport with the exact same issue. Typically, the heater grid burns out in a spot or the element breaks. My search on Tasca, shows the heater grid, for heated and cooled seats, is integral to the bottom cushion and is over $900 for the part alone. I haven't done any troubleshooting to see if it is a module or a bad element.

Good Luck & post the results!
Are you talking about this one:
Seat Cushion Pad - Ford (FB5Z-78632A22-B) | TascaParts.com

And yes, I haven't done any trouble shooting either yet, just know that the seat cushion stays cold on the driver's side, while the back (and passenger side full seat) heat up fine.

Please keep me posted as well!
 




tysoneric

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Are you talking about this one:
Seat Cushion Pad - Ford (FB5Z-78632A22-B) | TascaParts.com

And yes, I haven't done any trouble shooting either yet, just know that the seat cushion stays cold on the driver's side, while the back (and passenger side full seat) heat up fine.

Please keep me posted as well!
Anyone get anywhere with this issue? My Driver's seat bottom cushion heat isn't working. Back is good. Passenger side it fine for bottom and back. I just had the seat out to try and figure out if I could T/s or see burned out wires or connector. No "smoking gun" in this case. And, the unit the blows up to driver's butt is really intertwined under all the other things mounted down there. It looks like a real job to get to that part if it's bad (and it seems to cost $106 ish). I think cooling works, but maybe not. could be that blower motor in my case. I should have taken pics of bottom of seat while I had it out.
 




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