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Hello, would anyone know what is involved with replacing the lower heated seat electrical element in a S203 leather drivers seat?

Also the same seat has a broken electrical adjusting headrest. Is this a built in motor to the seat unit?

Many thanks for your assistance.
 

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The element pad is sewn into the leather covering,, a wire could be broken that goes to the heating pad, only by removing the trim can the fault be found. the fault may also be bad connections in the multi plug under the seat affecting both faults
 

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Hello, would anyone know what is involved with replacing the lower heated seat electrical element in a S203 leather drivers seat?

Also the same seat has a broken electrical adjusting headrest. Is this a built in motor to the seat unit?

Many thanks for your assistance.


Electricals are not my forte ... but what you need to do, is take out the faulty heating element, and replace with a new one !!
 
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Nice one Malcolm. ,Thanks for that.

BTW: 37,750 posts..... do you ever sleep?
 
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It could be that multi plug you know.
My top element works ok tho, so its why I assumed that the lower one had gone.
 

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it could be that only some of the multiplug isnt connecting properly, through dirt or mild corrosion etc as happens with electrical connectors from time to time. doesnt mean everything to do with the connector will all fail
 
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ok, Malcolm... guys.. I owe you a beer!

I went and had a tweak with those connectors... now I have a headrest which works!
I have given that a squirt of electrical lube... seems to have helped. The lower seat element still seems jiggered, but I am one step closer to another issue closed from your help thanks.

So when we all gonna meet up and drive down the M6 in convoy?
 

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ok, Malcolm... guys.. I owe you a beer!

I went and had a tweak with those connectors... now I have a headrest which works!
I have given that a squirt of electrical lube... seems to have helped. The lower seat element still seems jiggered, but I am one step closer to another issue closed from your help thanks.

So when we all gonna meet up and drive down the M6 in convoy?

I may have time to print off the seat removal and squab details if you would like them
 
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If you think its a job which is do-able at home.. then I sure would be keen to try. Heated seats are so underrated!. They are a godsend on a winters day!
 

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If you think its a job which is do-able at home.. then I sure would be keen to try. Heated seats are so underrated!. They are a godsend on a winters day!

Wait till I come back please and I will have more time to guide you through it, I am only away 2 weeks
 

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On the C32, the heating elements often fail, and cannot be removed from the cover, as someone has pointed out. It is possible though to slip in another heating element from a more mainstream C class, and leave the faulty one in place.
 


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