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Old 03-02-06, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heated seat driver side 98 TL issues

Hi all,

I've had a 98' TL 3.2 for just over a week now. The driver side heated seat does not seem to get as warm as the passenger side. The bottom half of the seat doesn't seem to fully heat either (it heats under the butt, but not under the legs, the lumber area seem ok but slow).

Does the heater often fail? If so is it usually the seat element, the rocker switch or something else? Are there connections that are not terribly hard to check? If so where are they located?

Thanks for any info,

-jafi
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Old 03-03-06, 03:53 PM   #2
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Car 1: 2000 3.2TL
Car 2: 2007 RIDGELINE RTLNAV
I have a 2000TL & when the car was new the drivers side heater switch would not light up in the high position but the seat would work. This was a problem with some bad switches from ACURA. I got that fixed under warranty
I knew about the problem before it happen in my car. Some of the guys on another old ACURA TL Forum had the same problems. A few years later the drivers side seat bottom went out. The top back part was still working I took it to the dealership & they replaced the seat heater element under warranty.
In 6yrs of ownership with average use of the drivers side heated seat I have had only the two problems.
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