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Old 07-09-2008, 07:14 PM
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Question Heated Seat switch throwing a code?

Got in the MM this morning at 4am to go to the gym. I look over to the passenger side and see the heated seat switch blinking as if it was throwing a code. I did not count them but there were like 3 long blinks with a few short rapid ones.

Is this possible? What's going on?

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Old 07-09-2008, 09:22 PM
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No code, just random blinking. Needs a new switch. The LED is intermittent. Common problem.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:29 AM
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On a related note I just had BOTH heated seat elements (both sides) replaced under warrantee. Seems kinda lame for them to both go at 49K miles.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:10 AM
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Mine were replaced at around 10K miles.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:29 AM
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So far, after 49K miles, the only unexpected failures I have had with the car have been the Lighting Control Module, the heated seat elements, and the heated seat switches. All have been replaced under warrantee. I wonder if I should fear electrical failures after the warrantee runs out!
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:33 AM
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My driver's side one went out with around 20,000 miles or so and replaced under warranty. The passenger side one started blinking last year. And since I have put less than 2000 miles on it in the last year I have yet to replace it. I did get a new switch, but just haven't taken the time to install it yet.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:23 AM
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IIRC, the switch is around $50.00 each. Labor, about 30 minutes per side.

Both mine replaced under 20k.

Very common problem with the MM, GM's and CV's.

Most Dealers stock this part.

Mike.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:12 AM
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Order the switch online (or call Ray) and it costs about half that price.
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03 MM 300A (Lotsa mods, 125k mi) was 303rwhp/318rwtq N/A
then 476/410 D1SC ProCharged on stock block
then 660/555 D1SC PC on 5.3 wet sleeved Teksid alum big bore stroker
then 365/369 N/A on 5.3 wet sleeved Teksid alum big bore stroker
Now 751/617 3.4L Whipple on 5.3 Boss5.0 iron big bore stroker

03 MM 300B Silver (Mostly stock, wife's car, 180k mi) FPG # 7053 of 7838 or 49 of 417 SB
01 F150
05 Exploder
68 Stang FB (70 351C 4V, 4 wheel discs, project car)
94 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:24 PM
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repair it, or if you dont, send me your old ones for the parts exchange program..
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Perhaps it's Morse code....

If it's blinking .- ... .- ...

It's telling you it want some ass.
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+1 on ford nut, the only way to retreve codes is the eatc,stock radio, or the scan tool, the heater switch it not a code giver, replace the swithc
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