Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-23-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 9
Heated Seats....heat sensor???

OK, I know it is nuts to be thinking about heated seats at this time of year. However, the dealership is telling me that they won't come on when the temperature is too high.

Anyone ever heard about this? If it's true, a what temperature do they become available.

Thoughts?????


Last edited by Extra; 08-23-2011 at 01:27 PM. Reason: Spelling
Extra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Southern New jersey
Posts: 1,054
I call bull****************. At least on my '06, I've used them on some pretty hot days as a built-in heating pad for a back injury.

EDIT: I guess I'm wrong. The seat heater wouldn't come on after work today, with an indicated temperature of 95. After driving for a few minutes with the top down, and the outside temp. at 80, the heater would come on.

Last edited by stephen wilson; 08-23-2011 at 03:16 PM.
stephen wilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
Porscheectomy
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle Area
Posts: 3,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Extra
OK, I know it is nuts to be thinking about heated seats at this time of year. However, the dealership is telling me that they won't come on when the temperature is too high.

Anyone ever heard about this? If it's true, a what temperature do they become available.

Thoughts?????
Absolutely required to keep from causing injury.
blue2000s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 06:05 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 691
I've hit them by accident on hot summer days and they come on...my god its hot out...oh, the stupid button...




/
__________________
SOLD - 2002 Boxster S - PSM, Litronics, De-ambered, Bird Bike Rack, Hardtop, RMS leak...
fatmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
Registered User
 
DenverSteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Denver/Winter Park, CO USA
Posts: 600
Same here - not true. I've accidentally hit a switch (last week) and it certainly got hot.
__________________
Denver Steve
Carrera, Cabriolet, 6-Speed, Black/Tan
DenverSteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 08:23 PM   #6
Registered User
 
tonycarreon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 1,396
just today I tried rolling down the window but it wouldn't go. hit the button, hit the button, etc. no go. after giving up thinking I had another gremlin, my a$$ started getting hot. then I realized my mistake...

additionally, when the iPhone is on EDGE, and sitting in the empty passenger seat - it has a tendency to turn the seat heater on high.

2001
__________________
"Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that's what gets you."
tonycarreon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 10:21 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 23
I've never had a problem with the seats not turning on in the summer.

That iphone thing sounds funny. I'm gonna put mine on edge and see if it'll turn on the seat. Does the light turn on?
aztecw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 12:10 AM   #8
Registered User
 
tonycarreon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 1,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by aztecw
That iphone thing sounds funny. I'm gonna put mine on edge and see if it'll turn on the seat. Does the light turn on?
yup. took me a while to figure out what was happening. i'd pick up the phone and it'd be hot, then i'd see the light on. thought i was pushing it by mistake.

__________________
"Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that's what gets you."
tonycarreon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page