I put the heated drivers seat and it goes off in about 2 minutes
Any ideas ??
Any ideas ??
Can I ask why the thumbs down?
Sorry, but your diagnosis questions were simply useless in getting this problem repaired. Given that the vehicle is under warranty, who do you think is going to make the repairs? The heated seat either works, or it does not. The owner already said that it shuts off after 2 minutes. None of your “tips” (like taking a video) were going to help the owner change that. The seat obviously has an electrical connection problem. It could be a faulty switch, connection wiring, or the seat pad itself. The dealer will be more than happy to fix it at no cost to the owner.Can I ask why the thumbs down?
I get that these things can be easily diagnosed and fixed by the dealer, and I think every owner here is well aware of the warranty on their new car. But if we're going to make that the only acceptable solution here, there's not much point to this forum. Might as well just have a button that you click and it says "Go to the dealership".
Maybe the guy lives far from a dealership. Maybe his local service dept is booked 2 weeks out like mine. Maybe he just wants to know if there's a quick and easy fix. The tips I posted were simply a way to maybe sort out if it's a connection/vibration issue, or a thermal issue.
Who did you think was going to operate the video camera while the owner was inside roasting himself in front of the fireplace? He already said that it turns off after 2 minutes.The questions were intended to root out something simple like a poorly seated connector that would be exasperated by movement or road vibration, and could be fixed in minutes with a 99¢ pouch of conductive grease. I suggested the video so he wouldn't have to sit in the car for however long, staring at a tiny light, to see if it still shuts off after a few minutes.
Again, every owner here is well aware of the warranty on their recent $26K+ purchase. But there's zero harm in asking about things here anyways, to see if there's a faster or simpler solution than a service appointment. Nobody's forcing you to do anything yourself. If you want to take your car to the dealership because bluelink stopped working (instead of pushing the reset button), go for it.
Man you're really focused on the video thing, which was just a possible step to get more information. All the other steps would still help figure out if it's a connection issue or a thermal issue.Who did you think was going to operate the video camera while the owner was inside roasting himself in front of the fireplace?