Arm
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Heated Seat Issue

Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:12 pm

Hello,

I have a 2019 i3s that has as an issue with the heated seat on the driver's side. When I press the button, the lights come on for perhaps a few seconds (you hear the solenoid or relay click), then it turns off (and you hear the click again). It will not come back on after that unless I reset the vehicle (turn off and restart).

Has anyone experienced this?

Thank you.

jadnashuanh
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Re: Heated Seat Issue

Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:19 pm

I've not, but it sounds like you have a short, and the overload is tripped. From your description, it sounds like it self-resets, but only upon a vehicle power up.

Other than checking the plug is fully inserted under the seat, it sounds like a trip to the dealership.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

tman66
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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

Re: Heated Seat Issue

Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:38 am

Arm wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:12 pm
Hello,

I have a 2019 i3s that has as an issue with the heated seat on the driver's side. When I press the button, the lights come on for perhaps a few seconds (you hear the solenoid or relay click), then it turns off (and you hear the click again). It will not come back on after that unless I reset the vehicle (turn off and restart).

Has anyone experienced this?

Thank you.
I have the same issue and on the same side. Mine is a 2014. I'd agree that it's a short. I would take it to the dealer and can you please report what they find? I'd love to fix mine without a trip to the dealer.
2014 i3 BEV | 2011 328xi Wagon

Arm
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Re: Heated Seat Issue

Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:44 pm

tman66 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:38 am
Arm wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:12 pm
Hello,

I have a 2019 i3s that has as an issue with the heated seat on the driver's side. When I press the button, the lights come on for perhaps a few seconds (you hear the solenoid or relay click), then it turns off (and you hear the click again). It will not come back on after that unless I reset the vehicle (turn off and restart).

Has anyone experienced this?

Thank you.
I have the same issue and on the same side. Mine is a 2014. I'd agree that it's a short. I would take it to the dealer and can you please report what they find? I'd love to fix mine without a trip to the dealer.
Ok will do...took it in today...won't get it until early next week.

Arm
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Re: Heated Seat Issue

Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:27 pm

Hello.

As promised I wanted to give you an update.

So I got the car back and the service tech found the following:

FAULT 804613 SEAT HEATING: DRIVER BACKREST HEATING PAD LINE OR SHORT BREAK TO B+; FOUND DRIVER SIDE SEAT HEATER FAULTY
(D5210_00000000_66_001)

REPLACED DRIVER SEAT HEATING ELECTRONICS.

Hope that helps

RiendeJonge
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Re: Heated Seat Issue

Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:01 am

De verwarming van bestuurderszitting van mijn i3 viel al een tijdje steeds na 3 minuten uit. De auto gaf geen storing aan. In het volle vertrouwen op BMW zag ik het een tijdje aan. een storingsmelding bleef uit. Afspraak bij de dealer voor een analyse. Uw zitting heeft kortsluiting. Moet vervangen. Kosten 400,,--. Bij controle op de kapotte zitting bleek de aansluiting van de 12v kabel gebroken. Te weinig flexibel/te kort.

ronin
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Re: Heated Seat Issue

Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:30 pm

I just started having this problem intermittently. It looks like the element and seat cushion are one piece and there is also a seat module. Both can be tested with a multimeter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgL37CQNcWc

eNate
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Re: Heated Seat Issue

Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:20 am

RiendeJonge wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:01 am
De verwarming van bestuurderszitting van mijn i3 viel al een tijdje steeds na 3 minuten uit. De auto gaf geen storing aan. In het volle vertrouwen op BMW zag ik het een tijdje aan. een storingsmelding bleef uit. Afspraak bij de dealer voor een analyse. Uw zitting heeft kortsluiting. Moet vervangen. Kosten 400,,--. Bij controle op de kapotte zitting bleek de aansluiting van de 12v kabel gebroken. Te weinig flexibel/te kort.
Google Translate wrote:The heating of the driver's seat of my i3 has been switched off after 3 minutes. The car did not indicate a malfunction. In full confidence in BMW, I saw it for a while. an error message was not received. Appointment at the dealer for an analysis. Your seat has a short circuit. Must replace. Costs 400 ,, -. When checking the broken seat, the connection of the 12v cable was broken. Too little flexible / too short.
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tman66
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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

Re: Heated Seat Issue

Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:04 am

Arm wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:27 pm
Hello.

As promised I wanted to give you an update.

So I got the car back and the service tech found the following:

FAULT 804613 SEAT HEATING: DRIVER BACKREST HEATING PAD LINE OR SHORT BREAK TO B+; FOUND DRIVER SIDE SEAT HEATER FAULTY
(D5210_00000000_66_001)

REPLACED DRIVER SEAT HEATING ELECTRONICS.

Hope that helps
Hi. Thanks for posting this. I don't suppose you know what Heating Electronics he was referring to?
2014 i3 BEV | 2011 328xi Wagon

Arm
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Re: Heated Seat Issue

Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:39 pm

No unfortunately I've no other information regarding what they did.

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