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Post Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:57 pm
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Anyone had problems with their heated seats?

Mine don't appear to work at all. The control switches illuminate and the associated fuse is intact.
I did, however, find a thick brown wire next to the interior fuse box, on the right hand side, that doesn't appear to be connected to anything - just floating in space with a (sort of) bare end.

Does anyone else have the same?
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Post Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:11 pm
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I hear of people saying how effective the heated seats re, but personally I don't bother to turn mine on any more as they do not get noticeably hotter. So maybe mine are faulty too or perhaps they do work but I my expectations are wrong.
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Post Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:30 pm
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Hmmm...still think it's worth investigating further. I'll have to take it to my local dealer and let them have a look.
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Post Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:41 pm
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ron they are thermostat controlled and variable settings also. i tend to set to full power first and reduce setting when warm.when i switch off the engine after a run the seat heater resets to off. :dance:

Post Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:56 pm
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OO58RON wrote:
I hear of people saying how effective the heated seats re, but personally I don't bother to turn mine on any more as they do not get noticeably hotter. So maybe mine are faulty too or perhaps they do work but I my expectations are wrong.


Dont think your seats are faulty, i have same issue with mine,turn them on full and they take forever to just become just about mild let alone warm :thumbdown: . Think it may just be down to poor quality heater elements in seats as my previous car (bmw) had 3 stage heated seats and set it to number3 and you were not only warm but cooking within minutes so you had to lower them because they were too hot. :wtf:

Post Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:08 pm
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Jeez, I think mine go into overdrive when on level 3!!! Literally burning my back! I find level one is just right :thumbup:
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Post Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:17 pm
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donnaj1dlh wrote:
Jeez, I think mine go into overdrive when on level 3!!! Literally burning my back! I find level one is just right :thumbup:

You quite clearly have the Scottish edition RCZ. We poor Englanders have make do with no - very moderate heated seats :thumbdown:
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Post Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:34 pm
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OO58RON wrote:
donnaj1dlh wrote:
Jeez, I think mine go into overdrive when on level 3!!! Literally burning my back! I find level one is just right :thumbup:

You quite clearly have the Scottish edition RCZ. We poor Englanders have make do with no - very moderate heated seats :thumbdown:



You 'Southern Jessies' don't need heated seats with your tropical climates - WE DO!!! :lol: :lol:
Celebrated the birth of a "bog standard" Amber Red 2.0 HDi GT RCZ............born on 01 Oct 11
.... staying faithful to the brand:
2011 RCZ HDi GT, Amber Red
2006 207 HDi GT, Lacerta Yellow
2000 306 HDi DTurbo, China Blue
1998 306 DTurbo, Silver
and then I went and bought a Volcanic Orange Mini Cooper S, born 14Jun14 ... 'kin meong.......

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Post Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:47 pm
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So there's one reason we won't be visiting your God-foresaken land, then - some of the natives don't appear particularly friendly! Lol
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Post Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:05 pm
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Mine in the SE of England work fine, it was cool the other morning (not COLD, just cool) and I put mine on. Worked great.

Post Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:11 pm
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Thanks, paul141 - that just confirms what I'm thinking.

Earliest date for examination from my local dealer is now in the New Year.

Hope it doesn't freeze down here before then ;-0
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Post Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:20 pm
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Hi, folks - a quick status update on this.

While I've been away on business today, my local dealer has been looking into this for me.

I got a phone call this afternoon, telling me they'd like to remove the seats to investigate further.

In some ways, I see this as positive in that they appear to be confirming the issue. Regrettably, I was out of the country and couldn't chat for too long.

I need the car tomorrow and over the weekend, so I guess it'll have to go back for another visit at a time they can arrange a curtesy car for me.

I'll keep you posted on progress as an when.
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Post Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:27 am
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Hope you get sorted soon Pete and you're not without your car for too long.

The heated seats really are lush, particularly on a cold, frosty morning.
Straight up to 3 and then slowly wind down to 1 as the (gentle) smell of roasting Buttocks of Gorwell starts to permeate through the car.

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Post Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:31 pm
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Hi, Folks - another update.

My local dealer has been looking at my car again this week and has definitely found the problem.

Trouble is, they're having problems identifying the part number for the replacement fusebox/junction module. The item in question is shown om page 178 of the RCZ manual (mine, anyway!) as 'Box 2'. This is near the same place I found the loose brown wire I reported earlier.

Current estimate is it might take a couple of weeks to identify the part and get it delivered.

Fortunately, my dealer has effected a repair that allows the seat heaters to work. This would what they would do for an out of warranty repair but, because my car is still under warranty, they want to replace the parts properly.

I tried them on the way home - about 5 min drive - backside feeling rather toasty pretty quick, so I had to turn them down!
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Post Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:02 pm
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Well done peugeot :thumbup: my heated seats work very well but i dont use them and the electric seat adjustment is a totall waste of money in such a small car it could have been put to better use ie......xenon lights as standard or sports pack as standard off topic sorry pete :thumbup: peugeot must know your a MOD on this forum :lol: :lol:

Post Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:20 pm
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Not convinced the fact I'm a moderator on this forum has made a blind bit of difference. This particular dealership has been under new management for about a year and this, in conjunction with Peugeots Podium 21012 programme, seems to have raised their game. I got update calls every day & curtesy car supplied with no insurance charge. OK it was only a humble 207, but it did the job.
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Post Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:48 pm
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Have a similar problem, was it the loose brown wire in the end? As mine is also not connected to anything near the glove fuse box


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