Heated Seats - 460se

Discussion in 'Volvo 460' started by Johnty, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. Johnty

    Johnty Guest

    Hi All,

    I have an 1994 "460se" and the drivers heated seat doesn't appear to heat up
    anymore ( the passenger seat is fine ) is there anything easy / obvious I
    can do to check ie: connections etc. I know it's a basic question. but, now
    the days are getting colder it would be nice to get it working again!

    Thanks in advance,

    Johnty, Oct 19, 2003
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  2. Hi -

    I don't know if this is applicable to that model, but I had two seat
    problems on my 240dl (1986 model):

    * The heater coils eventually "disintegrated" after about 12 years of use...
    The lighted rocker will still glow when activated, but the heater coils will
    simple not conduct and generate heat. These elements are serviceable, but
    I've no experience right now as it is not a priority for me.

    Another problem I've found is that several people of large stature have
    ridden many times (over several years, this one guy was like 350 or 400
    pounds) in my passenger seat and it eventually cracked the frame along with
    the heating element destruction. Had a new frame put in, and it's all OK
    now. Ironically, I know another big guy (but not as big as the other) who is
    in the 250's or so and he didn't cause any such problems. The mechanics I
    use say that this can also be a problem with people who are very small and
    bounce around a lot on some of the country roads where I drive.

    - Stu
    Stuart Cianos, Oct 24, 2003
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