From D.W. already a member: Home Register Forum Today's Posts FAQ Calendar Community Member List Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links View Forum Leaders Garage Blogs What's New? Check the continuity between all three (it may be easier to remove the seat at this point, especially if the heating elements will have to be repaired or replaced later). In tracking down the possible cause for a non-functioning seat heater, the thing to keep in mind is, "Keep it simple": Inspect the fuses first. Source
If it's not continuous then you have a break in one of the heating elements or in the wiring which connects to the heating elements. Since the seats are constantly flexing over their lifespan, the wires can (and often do) break. To test the switch, you can first swap switches from the other side and see if that fixes it. It should read 12-14 volts when the ignition is turned on.
Introduction The content of this FAQ is combined from postings to the Saab Network. My seat-heaters didn't work because the driver's seat thermo-switch was bad (always continuous, but discontinuous with power applied), and the passenger-side didn't work because the "load-sensing" switch was bad (someone munged A good reading would be 2 - 3 ohms (with an older pad you may find up to 5 ohms).
Electric plugs are the same.But.....It's a bit of a pig of a job. This is a continuity test with your ohm meter. As with many electrical systems the best way to diagnose is to get your wiring diagram out, and find a easy to access spot that most of the circuit runs to. Saab 9-3 Heated Seat Wiring Diagram If you put your butt in the seat, no problem.
I only replaced the bottom pads as the back warmers were still intact in my car. Saab 9-5 Heated Seat Switch The only other car really considered was Peugeot, mainly because it also had this most civilized feature. vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. I take it they are the ones needed for a MY2008 model?
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2 vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.All content is copyright © The Saab Saab 9-3 Heated Seat Switch Place your ohm meter probes across pin# 6 and pin # 9. Go to the dealer and buy a replacement heating pad (~$150) 2. Much like the Christmas lights of old where one burned out bulb killed the whole string, one break ANYWHERE in the system will cause the seat heater to stop conducting electricity
If the switch is OK that probably is too, in which case it is normally a broken element in the seat. m. Saab 9-3 Heated Seat Element Top sgould Post subject: Re: Heated Seat Not Working (Damn It)Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:51 pm UKS Encyclop√¶dia N-Z Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:39 amPosts: 35361Location: 2005 Saab 9 3 Heated Seat Not Working Backrest - 12 802 149 Reply With Quote 01-10-2009†10:05 AM #15 93nutter View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries Visit Homepage Saabisti Join Date Mar 2003 Location Warwickshire,
Use at your own risk. http://drivit.net/saab-9/saab-9-3-aircon-not-working.html Thanks, Anthony Reply With Quote 01-05-2009†09:54 AM #6 DavidM View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries Saabisti Join Date Oct 2006 Location West Midlands Posts 115 I'm just The whole operation was very easy, except for removal/installation of leather, which needs to have some hooks removed from under the seat (which takes some time to get proficient with). You have two options: 1. Saab 9-5 Heated Seat Fuse
Maybe because at the time I was suffering through my fourth winter with my drafty Sprite (you know, the kind with the bake-your-right-knee, freeze-the-rest heater) and the idea of a car I have power at both switchs on the dash and the lights come on like they should but no heat to the seats. Reply With Quote 01-05-2009†09:26 AM #4 MWatts View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries Saab Nut Join Date Nov 2008 Location Whitstable, Kent Posts 255 I have seen have a peek here Again, make sure to have ignition ON for voltage test. -Check the "load-sensing" switch.
Reply With Quote 01-05-2009†11:57 AM #7 93nutter View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries Visit Homepage Saabisti Join Date Mar 2003 Location Warwickshire, UK Posts 100 Typically these Saab 9-5 Seat Heater Switch Will ring them again tomorrow!!! You have to remove the cover.
It can be done with the seat in the car. Even if it's not listed on their site thay can usually get the bit. Back to top Care and feeding of your heated seats Saab heated seats are quite reliable and trouble free but can fail if abused. Saab 93 Drivers Heated Seat Not Working Community Links Social Groups Members List iTrader Search Forums Show Threads Show Posts Tag Search Advanced Search Go to Page...
You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. We took delivery of our 900 in early March '84, still plenty of time to experience the delights of toasted buns (as C/D often put it). You will need your volt /ohm meter to run these tests. Check This Out Seem to be the same driver / passenger.
SaabLink.net is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. If it doesn't, check for the obvious things like fuses, etc. 2) How to repair your seat heater: (I did this on my '74 99; the procedure should be similar for Reply With Quote 01-08-2009†10:14 AM #10 93nutter View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries Visit Homepage Saabisti Join Date Mar 2003 Location Warwickshire, UK Posts 100 Boo! I'm guess you still have a thermostat in the pad even with your dash switch.