Whole new switch is £40, I'm sure you could solder a new one in from Maplins.Are the switches to GT seat heaters supposed to illuminate when activated? Mine do not (though the heaters work just fine). If so can the bulb be replaced or would it mean a whole new switch?
The LED's in the switch are separate from the circuit that powers the heated seat. One LED is always lit, the other comes on when you press the switch in.On my old GT the symbol lit up but could never feel any heat from the seat!!
Must have thick skin or something...... (New Mazda seats are toasty though.........)
Would you believe mine has packed up today (was OK yesterday), to much rain to investigate thoroughly, had to pop out with Mme. Pub and she said her seat wasn't warming either. Both switches are illuminated and also the yellow LEDs glow on both when pushed.I know this because I was checking my heated seats last week, and the solder joints on all of the pins where perfect examples of what a bad solder joint would look like. I expect most of these switches that have failed could be repaired fairly easily, rather than dumping £30-40 on a new one.
Pub, how do you get the switch out? Do you need to just take that plastic bit that it sits in out first?Yeah, I had a little look at the weekend. I'm getting 12v to earth on the 2 red wires (pins 1 and 2) and nothing on the other 2 when the switch isn't pressed.
If you've got small hands, raise the seat as high as it will go and it's possible to push the switches out from underneath, failing that a thin, flat bladed screwdriver will prise the switch out.Pub, how do you get the switch out? Do you need to just take that plastic bit that it sits in out first?
You are right, reckon replacing the pads would be a major hassle!
Cheers Pub, I'm hoping to check it over the next few days. Will let you know how I get on!If you've got small hands, raise the seat as high as it will go and it's possible to push the switches out from underneath, failing that a thin, flat bladed screwdriver will prise the switch out.
Yes, the surround is all part of the switch, it's that outer gap where the screwdriver needs to go.
I recently swapped my heated Alfatex interior to heated red leather, but as nobody on here wanted the old interior I stripped it for parts, chassis, switches, plastic trim and seat back tilting cables. What I never kept was the seat heating pads, as these were glued to the cushion foam and would not of come off without a big mess.I'd imagine replacing the heating pads will be tricky and time consuming.
Excellent! I'll be interested to see what you're getting on pins 3 and 4 voltage wise, as unless there's an earth under the seats somewhere I can see how they get their power.Cheers Pub, I'm hoping to check it over the next few days. Will let you know how I get on!
Must be cuase it just warmed up a bit and you don't really need them :biglaugh:Delighted to report that, for no apparent reason, both seats are working.
Alfas, don't you just love them?