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I checked the fuse. The passenger side works. Does anyone have a clue? I don't want to bring it to the dealer for something prolly simple to fix. Thanks.

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first question is

does the little button on the switch light up?

and have you looked under the seat to see if a harness is loose or unplugged?

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Its also possible that the heating element itself has burned out. Kind of like a heating pad, with continuous use they just get old...

This can be replaced...

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In order to get to the heater you'll have to remove the leather cover on the base of the seat, its easy to do...

anyone have exact instructions for him?

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I checked the fuse - it is fine

The light on the buttons (both L and R side) both work

I checked all the harnesses - all are connected

The weird thing is that I dont even see where any wires would go into the seat to the heating element..

I think to remove the leather and get to the heater itsself you would have to remove the seat from the car?

Seems easy but definitely a couple of hours of work for a novice like me...

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Ok here's a kicker....

www.newlexusparts.com (Park Place Lexus) - cannot find the heating element as a separate part.

You have to buy the leather, which has the heater built in -

$900+ for the seat bottom,

$1300+ for the seat back...

A used whole seat is ~$200 at www.parts.com so that may be the way to go unless you can find the heater as a separate part somewhere!

Hopefully this is not right - help!!

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Ok my local dealer has the parts...

He will discount them since I bought the car there...

$340 (reg 395) for the seat bottom heating element

$220 (Reg 251) for the seat back.....

plus all the clips (~$1 each)

Labor would be at least $200 to $300 anywhere you go

So we are looking at around $800 to get it all working again (if you dont do it yourself)

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there are places you can buy aftermarket seat heaters

try looking on google

for about 200 for a pair both front seats

an auto upolstry shop can remove the leather and replace for about 100-200 both seats at the most

it is actually real esy once to remove the seat from the car

all it is is hog pin clips basically a round peice of metal

about an hour to do a chair if you do it your self

only 4 bolts to pop out the chair

and the new ones should come with a new relay so all you neeed to use is the old wiring before the relay to hook up to the switch

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check the info how to do it urself in the thread that i made.

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