To prevent this, most car seat heaters have a thermostat. Before touching any side airbag plugs or wires, always touch a bare metal ground like the door striker pin to discharge static electricity. I took another look at the Kufasec wiring harness and it does appear that it might work. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who informed the consumer that a new seat heater was needed. The start is at the bottom and then work your way up the front. Upon returning home, glow plug light lit twice with engine bucking. I took another look at the Kufasec wiring harness and it does appear that it might work.
Roughly 1-2 minutes later while driving down the road it began to smell like something was burning. If you want to reskin the seat you have to separate the skin from the cushion - pry or cut the hog rings off. In the old days there used to be a water control valve for the heater core. I called the volkswagen dealership and told him about the incident. I had a local garage order the regulator for me, and then I disassembled the drivers door and installed the new regulator problem is now solved. I contacted two volkswagen dealerships and they stated they were aware of something like this happening tovolkswagens before. The location of the middle and bottom wire supports is shown below.
Complaint Number: 10067779 Incident Date: March 13, 2004 Date Added to File: April 25, 2004 Description of the Complaint: Heated seat malfunction oned a 2002. Complaint Number: 10049944 Incident Date: September 29, 2003 Date Added to File: December 8, 2003 Description of the Complaint: Vehicle's seat heater caught on fire. Their harness doesn't include any wiring for the mirrors. Complaint Number: 10108376 Incident Date: September 17, 2004 Date Added to File: February 1, 2005 Description of the Complaint: The drivers side heated seat on my 2002 jetta 1. I had to jump out of my car in the middle of an intersection to figure out what was going on.
New seat will be replaced by manufacturer. They would not give me information or claim that this would not happen again. It's not too hard to reskin seats but it's annoying and time consuming so it's better to buy seats in good condition. For mk5 cars and mk6 cars, see. Complaint Number: 10098759 Incident Date: November 12, 2004 Date Added to File: November 12, 2004 Description of the Complaint: My car, a 2002 volkswagen jetta was parked and running and the driver seat caught on fire for no apparent reason due to most likely the heating element in the seat.
I itched it and it sort of went away. The inside of the fuse boxcover should have a diagram of the fuse box, along with shortdescriptions of what they control. My wife also owns a 2002 Cabrio, that had a mis-behaving window driver window and the passenger was locked in the up position. Complaint Number: 10170923 Incident Date: October 16, 2006 Date Added to File: October 16, 2006 Description of the Complaint: 2002 volkswagen jetta - front seat heaters much much too hot. Complaint Number: 10174042 Incident Date: November 20, 2006 Date Added to File: November 22, 2006 Description of the Complaint: : the contact stated while driving 35 mph under normal road conditions, the seat heater burned a couple of holes on the seat. There was a water bottle nearby in the car which she threw on the seat and doused the flames. Immediately turned heater off, pulled car off road, and got out.
I found it easier to peel back the tape throughout the process so I didn't accidentally get it stuck somewhere it shouldn't. Take it a step at a time and you should be able to figure out what is wrong. Any wiring you see here is for my car only! The cushion and upholstery should fit around it during removal. By the time, the burning smell was all over and the smoke was coming out. The hole was smoking and I had to pour pop in the hole to put it out. Got so hot in left hip corner that I almost was burned through my clothes. My insurance had sent 2 appraisers and I am waiting for their reports.
Complaint Number: 10063737 Incident Date: January 15, 2004 Date Added to File: March 23, 2004 Description of the Complaint: On my 2002 volkwagen jetta 1. This could have been very dangerous if my wife or I was driving, or if the seat heater was on while the car warmed up without us in it. Complaint Number: 10044632 Incident Date: October 23, 2003 Date Added to File: October 23, 2003 Description of the Complaint: Within 30 seconds of starting vehicle and turning on the seat warmer consumer smelled smoke, and felt a burning sensation on the legs. What do you think it might be the problem? Then I felt a burning sensation on my thigh. Leather also smells like leather, leatherette has a neutral smell. Route the cable for the heater pads as you see fit. Complaint Number: 10053490 Date Added to File: January 6, 2004 Description of the Complaint: Consumer installed a driver's side seat warmer.
The left driver's side seat got very hot when the heater was on. I planned my switch to be in one of the empty center console ash-tray buttons. If you like the center console idea then just pop up the shifter trim by grabbing the edge in the leather part and remove the two torx screws holding it in place. I got out and checked and my seat heating unit had burned through the seat, through my pants and coat and burned my skin. I felt a burning on my leg and began to see smoke. Called dealer to schedule a repair appointment.