I have a Jan. build 2003 MINI with heated lapis blue leather seats. I have found that recently, my heated seats seem to be turning off on their own after a while of heating. Is there an auto-off feature when the heat has been on for too long, or do your heated seats stay on until you shut them or the car off? Any help would be appreciated much....
But the button light for the heated seat actually turns off, as if the seat heater is completely off. Can anyone else confirm this? I'll have to check to see if it comes back on after not sitting on it for awhile....
Sounds like most people have seats that do not turn off. I was curious because the seats only shut off if they have been on for awhile, and if you give them five minutes to cool down, they will turn on again. If they are hot and you try to turn them on, they go on for a few seconds and then shut off automatically. Seemed to be some sort of heat limiting function built in, but that's not what you guys are reporting. The passenger seat will turn on when the driver's side won't, so it's not an electrical problem feeding both seats. Once the passenger seat gets hot, howver, it too will shut off automatically.....
I've found that the seats get hot on setting 1 or very
hot on setting two in just a few minutes, but if I keep
them on, they settle down to a more moderate heat and
stay there (say on a scale of 1 to 10: setting 1 goes
0 to 8 then settles down to about 5; on setting to goes from 0 to 12! then settles down to about 8). I've not
had them turn off on their own unless of course I stopped
the engine and restarted.
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