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Why?Why do my seats heat up fine but not my cool seats

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Why?Why do my seats heat up fine but not my cool seats

I give up, why? :)

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I give up, why? :)

good one! I give up too, im still tryin to come up with a good punch line....... ha ha

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good one! I give up too, im still tryin to come up with a good punch line....... ha h

 

 

Thanks for being a good sport.

 

I'm not familiar with the 2010 models. But could it be something to do with the filters, the wiring, connections? Since it is a full failure it should be easy for a technician to diagnose.

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Both sides aren't cooling?  That's a little unusual since each seat has its own module.  There must be a communication problem between the seat modules and the climate control module.  A dealer has the equipment to scan for diagnostic codes.

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Both sides aren't cooling? That's a little unusual since each seat has its own module. There must be a communication problem between the seat modules and the climate control module. A dealer has the equipment to scan for diagnostic codes.

I wanna say thanks for the help guys, you mentioned scanning for codes, im assuming those aren't the same codes you would get from a obd scanner like at autozone cuz that seems to easy, probably more like a service tech at a dealer, like you said previously?

Thanks again guys

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I wanna say thanks for the help guys, you mentioned scanning for codes, im assuming those aren't the same codes you would get from a obd scanner like at autozone cuz that seems to easy, probably more like a service tech at a dealer, like you said previously?

Thanks again guys

Right.  A regular OBD scanner can't tell you anything in this instance.

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good one! I give up too, im still tryin to come up with a good punch line....... ha ha

ok, why do my seats heat up but won't cool down?. ...........CUZ you have to have the AIR turned on! ...... huh huh get it?! Yeah me neither, that isn't the case with the heated seats but that's the only way they will cool down. Thanks everyone

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ok, why do my seats heat up but won't cool down?. ...........CUZ you have to have the AIR turned on! ...... huh huh get it?! Yeah me neither, that isn't the case with the heated seats but that's the only way they will cool down. Thanks everyone

You do not have to A/C on to operate the cooled seats.  They work independently.  Each seat has its own climate control module which operates a thermoelectric device (TED), also known as a Peltier device.  In fact, DOE tests concluded that MPG could be boosted by drivers using the cooled seats without engaging the A/C.  I can attest to that.  On marginally warm days, I've used the cooled seats independent of the A/C.  I had a 2010 MKZ and was able to do this.

 

Maybe what you're feeling is cooled air from the cabin being blown through the seat by the seat fans running.

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Drolds, I do the same thing with my MKS.  On just moderately warm days, I often just have outside air with no A/C coming through the vents but have the seats cooling.

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You do not have to A/C on to operate the cooled seats. They work independently. Each seat has its own climate control module which operates a thermoelectric device (TED), also known as a Peltier device. In fact, DOE tests concluded that MPG could be boosted by drivers using the cooled seats without engaging the A/C. I can attest to that. On marginally warm days, I've used the cooled seats independent of the A/C. I had a 2010 MKZ and was able to do this.

 

Maybe what you're feeling is cooled air from the cabin being blown through the seat by the seat fans running.

I confirmed today just what you mentioned, so that being said I'm able to cool the seats even more with the ac ON? Or no? Edited by willy j

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I confirmed today just what you mentioned, so that being said I'm able to cool the seats even more with the ac ON? Or no?

I'd say probably not.

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Ok! Thanks alot everyone for all the support.

Class act people right here.

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Even when they're on, they don't work for crap if it's a hot day

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They do what they're meant to do on muggy days- keep your hind end from adhering to the seat. They don't feel like they do much but turn them off and drive for an hour straight and you'll notice the difference. 

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