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    lpp71 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Another heated seat failure (Question)

    Ok so I have a 2006 DTS with 81,000 miles. The front heated seats failed on my recently with a odor of burning plastic.

    I took it to the dealer who said the module and connector melted and needed replacing (about $600 for everything)

    So my questions are:

    1) They are claiming they ordered an 'improved and revised' module, is this the case? Will it prevent more issues?

    2) Are there time limits on how long you should have the heated seats on for, could this have caused the issue?

    3) is $600 fair for everything?

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    danog is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Another heated seat failure (Question)

    Its the plug connector that melt. The pin heats up from the load.

    Do it your self


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    lpp71 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Another heated seat failure (Question)

    They said the module connector was melted also, is that possible? Also does the "improved" module fix the unit from sending a current that would melt it in the first place?

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    Re: Another heated seat failure (Question)

    All this should take is replacing the plug and connector with some that are actually rated for the current used.

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    lpp71 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Another heated seat failure (Question)

    The dealer didn't think the connector they are replacing it with was improved. I called another dealership and they charge more money. I might just have them do it so they can warranty it if it breaks. I just want it to last 3-4 years once replaced. Should I limit the use of the heated seat once fixed?

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    Re: Another heated seat failure (Question)

    I don't have time to dink around with the repair. Stealership wanted $600 to repair. Took it to a electrical auto repair shop. $160 to put on the new connector and re-pin.

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    Re: Another heated seat failure (Question)

    Seems like it is usually the female pin on the connector itself. Since I fixed mine, I try to limit the amount of time that both seats are running. If mine fails again, I may look into parallel loading 2 pins as a more final fix to the problem.

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