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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old November 5th, 2007, 09:24   #1
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Default Driver Side Heated Seat doesn't work

My Driver side heated doesn't work, the passenger side works, but not mine. Anybody had the same problem, and how many thousands of dollars will I need to get the problem fixed?
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Old November 6th, 2007, 00:47   #2
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I will install a new fuse in your car for $2,718.28
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Old November 6th, 2007, 02:53   #3
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VOLKSWAGEN_JETTA_TDI,

I hope you get a good answer. I have the same problem with my 03 Jetta wagon, except it's my passanger seat that doesn't work.
I "think" there is only one fuse in the fuse panel for both heated seats, but I am still trying to figure out the bentley wiring diagrams???????
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Old November 6th, 2007, 04:00   #4
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My Driver side heated doesn't work, the passenger side works, but not mine. Anybody had the same problem, and how many thousands of dollars will I need to get the problem fixed?
I have an 04 passat tdi so your mileage may very here -
I just received a recall notice on both the driver and passenger side switches.
you may want to check w/dealer and see if you are impacted as well.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 06:02   #5
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I will install a new fuse in your car for $2,718.28
Your kidding me right? Does it really cost that much?
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Old November 6th, 2007, 06:05   #6
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hhahahah yes it does and in case your wondering the word gullable is written on the ceiling and your pockets untied!!
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Old November 6th, 2007, 06:06   #7
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VOLKSWAGEN_JETTA_TDI,

I hope you get a good answer. I have the same problem with my 03 Jetta wagon, except it's my passanger seat that doesn't work.
I "think" there is only one fuse in the fuse panel for both heated seats, but I am still trying to figure out the bentley wiring diagrams???????
Well, when you say fuse sounds like a $20-$30 job, but the other guy has freaked me out. I am at ends meet with Volkswagen ripping me off, I was better off with a BMW if I was going to spend $100/h for labour and spent so much for parts and yet drive a "normal" car vs "prestige". BIG MISTAKE !
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Old November 6th, 2007, 06:24   #8
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This is usually a real simple problem. In most of the cases it's just a broken wire inside the seat.

If you feel near the bottom of the seat you'll feel a little round 'bump' underneath the fabric, this is just a simple connector. A lot of the times the wires will come loose or break. There is a real good thread about this..

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=7269&page=2
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Old November 6th, 2007, 10:22   #9
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The diagrams in that post seem hard, do you guys think an independent workshop can do it for cheap?
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Old November 6th, 2007, 11:00   #10
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Looks kinda risky and hard !
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Old November 6th, 2007, 13:03   #11
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Risky and hard? I would give this about a 3 out of 10 on the difficulty scale. An oil change being a 1.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 13:53   #12
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Risky and hard? I would give this about a 3 out of 10 on the difficulty scale. An oil change being a 1.
Ive had my share of 5+ hour oil changes...

Assuming you have the screwdrivers and sockets you need, this is a faily quick and easy job. Hardest part is knowing how to work the soldering iron
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Old November 6th, 2007, 18:16   #13
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Risky and hard? I would give this about a 3 out of 10 on the difficulty scale. An oil change being a 1.
Can't do Oil Changes, doesn't that say something?
LNXGUY, heard on the news you guys are getting some snow, enjoy your first snowfall
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:12   #14
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LNXGUY,

thanks for the link, i've been looking for a few days and didnt find that one. I am now confident I can trace my problems down.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 09:57   #15
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Weren't seat heater problems covered by an extended warranty? I know it was in my case when the driver's seat on my 02 Wagon got too hot. Maybe it was only for that year.
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