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Stephen Henning
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      11-12-2007
eastender <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Chris Mayhew wrote:
>
> > The questions still remains why my seats are not as hot as the Volvo I
> > owned before this one or the Honda Accord I currently own. Neither my
> > wife nor I find them satisfactory.

>
> We've also found the haeted seats in our 2001 V70 not as good as an S40 we
> had before. How do you turn the heat up?


My '01 V70 heated seats are the first ones that had two levels of heat.
That is the only adjustment: high, low, off. I find that they are very
hot, my wife says the aren't hot. I wear a short coat and my trousers
are the only thing between my leg and the seat and it gets uncomfortably
hot. My wife wears a long coat, so she never feels the heat.

Heated seats are actually intended to take the chill out of the seat and
provide a neutral surface, not heat up your body. Of course the heat
is much more important with a leather seat than with a fabric seat.
Leather gets hot in the summer and stays cold in the winter. Fabric is
neutral all year long. It seams that Volvo heated seats have a thermal
switch that detects when the heat is getting too high and turns them
down to a low setting. That is entire an empirical observation. I have
never taken one apart and seen the thermal switch.
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Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
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John Robertson
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      12-12-2007
maybe the fat tissue is different as well my passenger seat rippled because
of too much heat now its fine after use with out the heater on
"Stephen Henning" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> eastender <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> Chris Mayhew wrote:
>>
>> > The questions still remains why my seats are not as hot as the Volvo I
>> > owned before this one or the Honda Accord I currently own. Neither my
>> > wife nor I find them satisfactory.

>>
>> We've also found the haeted seats in our 2001 V70 not as good as an S40
>> we
>> had before. How do you turn the heat up?

>
> My '01 V70 heated seats are the first ones that had two levels of heat.
> That is the only adjustment: high, low, off. I find that they are very
> hot, my wife says the aren't hot. I wear a short coat and my trousers
> are the only thing between my leg and the seat and it gets uncomfortably
> hot. My wife wears a long coat, so she never feels the heat.
>
> Heated seats are actually intended to take the chill out of the seat and
> provide a neutral surface, not heat up your body. Of course the heat
> is much more important with a leather seat than with a fabric seat.
> Leather gets hot in the summer and stays cold in the winter. Fabric is
> neutral all year long. It seams that Volvo heated seats have a thermal
> switch that detects when the heat is getting too high and turns them
> down to a low setting. That is entire an empirical observation. I have
> never taken one apart and seen the thermal switch.
> --
> Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
> Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
> The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.
> http://rhodyman.net/homevo.html



 
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eastender
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      12-12-2007
Stephen Henning wrote:

> Heated seats are actually intended to take the chill out of the seat and
> provide a neutral surface, not heat up your body.


I'm not that bothered - it's just that the S40 seats were much warmer and
faster to heat up than our V70 (both cars have leather seats).

E.

 
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Roadie
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      13-12-2007
On Dec 12, 5:06 am, eastender <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Stephen Henning wrote:
> > Heated seats are actually intended to take the chill out of the seat and
> > provide a neutral surface, not heat up your body.

>
> I'm not that bothered - it's just that the S40 seats were much warmer and
> faster to heat up than our V70 (both cars have leather seats).
>
> E.


The S40 seats are a lot smaller....
 
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eastender
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      13-12-2007
Roadie wrote:

> The S40 seats are a lot smaller....


And I think our bottoms have got bigger...

E.


 
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