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Heated seats, OMG!

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:29 pm
by SkepTeach
I have a 2019 i3s REx with Deka so it has the cloth seats. Holy cow, the heated seats are ridiculous! I had a '17 i3 with Tera and the leather seats were heated, but not like this. Anyone else with this set up find that their heated seats are a little too....exuberantly heated?

Re: Heated seats, OMG!

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:15 pm
by jadnashuanh
High might be a bit too much, but how is it on medium or low? Someone said that the thermostat levels are adjustable with coding...I haven't looked to see if that's the case.

Re: Heated seats, OMG!

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:58 pm
by eNate
Heck, I think the leather seats on my 2017 are repurposed oven broilers. I can't imagine anything hotter!

Re: Heated seats, OMG!

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:01 am
by CanisLupus
They are hot . When I do use them either Low or Medium will suffice and usually I turn it off after just a few city blocks .

Re: Heated seats, OMG!

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:56 am
by PBNB
I use them when there is a bit of morning frost on the windows. Turn them on and the windows are clear in minutes :)

They are really warm! Our Mini has very warm seats too. Much warmer than the VW.

Re: Heated seats, OMG!

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:35 pm
by 3pete
I was in BimmerCode the other day and was laughing that the setting for each level of heated seat (level 1, 2, 3) is specified in degrees Celcius. I forget what they were by default but can just imagine two BMW engineers arguing about whether level 1 should be 37C or 36C.

Disclaimer: not sure if it actually works to change the setting in BimmerCode, but it is there for sure. If you bump it down a degree or two, you can test the precision of your derriere's thermometer.

Re: Heated seats, OMG!

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:44 pm
by jadnashuanh
Be careful as some of the data entries are in hex, so 32 in decimal would be 20h, 31 would be 1Fh. Make sure you're using the correct units.

Re: Heated seats, OMG!

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:25 pm
by gt1
Not only the seats are hot, they are also incredibly fast to heat, takes seconds ( I have Giga, as far as remember Tera was slower).

Re: Heated seats, OMG!

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:18 am
by SkepTeach
Honestly I'm finding that even the low setting is too hot after just a few minutes. I guess maybe I'll appreciate them on those rare (and getting rarer) truly cold days here in the deep south.

Re: Heated seats, OMG!

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:21 pm
by umptysquat
I too found them intolerable even on the lowest setting. I lowered each of the 3 setting to their mins in Bimmercode and it's A LOT better. useable even...