Seat Heater switches
chance9121 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 07:27:15 PST 2015
I think I've seen this in the diagrams. It states "relay" but it looks
like a transistor. This is the item you refer to? I could get ahold of
those and replicate it in my car. The trick is then if the installed
heater will play nice. Is it literally a heat sensor that communicates
back to this relay, or does it just know to vary the current/voltage?
Either way, understand it may be an all or nothing package. I don't care
for my 1-setting Mazda 3 heaters... They are a bit all or nothing.
On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 6:18 PM, Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com> wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> In short, what you want to do won't work.
> The Audi seat heater switches with multiple heat settings (at least, thes
> that I am familiar with) depend on a sensor in the seat to measure the heat
> level. There is no potentiometer, per se, to simply adjust the current
> You'd need to install the sensor and the control "relay" for each side as
> well as the switch.
> I suspect the control units compare the resistance of the sensor with the
> resistance set at the switch to turn the heat on and off at the desired
> All the best,
> On 1/31/2015 4:51 AM, Nicholas Miller wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> Does anyone have some pairs of Heated seat switches around? I want to
>> retrofit a few of my cars with these Audi/vw switches, as I have a 1
>> position button on my heaters for right now. I'd like to try and retrofit
>> the Audi switch into the car.
>> Has anyone done this before? I'm not sure if it will work, but in my head
>> it should be simple, I'm assuming its Vin, Gnd, Vout, and Backlight Vin,
>> and the switch operates like a potentiometer.
>> P.s. The candidates are 2 MX-5s, a Mazda 3, and a Mitsubishi Eclipse.
>> Cause its cold up here in MN.
>> Cheers all,
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