Heated Seat Switch
Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:35 AM
My heated seat switch is stuck in the mid-position -- ie, it will not turn to low or high heat.
Any idea what is causing this -- can I open it up to see if something is stuck in there preventing it from moving.
thanks for any help.
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Posted 07 December 2006 - 08:07 PM
Posted 10 December 2006 - 07:55 AM
I thought maybe I could open up the switch and fix it, but after lifting the switch out to examine it, I could see that fixing it was probably not going to be possible without damaging the switch further. The problem with Lexus is they make parts like this too well! The switch is very sturdily constructed and trying to get into it without breaking it apart would definitely be (IMHO) a challenge. I opted to buy a used switch from someone who was parting out his car. I think it cost me $20 and so it was easy to just unplug the old one and plug in the new one. To do so I didn't have to remove any part of the center console. With a small flat-head screwdriver, I was able to lift just the switch by gently and carefully prying up around it. There was enough length in the switch wiring harness to lift the switch and harness connector 3-4 inches above the console. I had checked with Lexus first about getting a new replacement switch but they wanted over $100 for one! My wife was more than willing to pay the money and get it fixed, but I said, No way! Gotta save a dollar wherever possible!
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