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Factory Heated Seats Failure

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Witte, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Jan 10, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    Witte

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    Anyone have issues with their factory heated seats? My drivers side quit working a couple weeks ago, then would randomly work for a couple weeks, and then quit all together. Took the seat out and found the heated seat amp was slightly melted (Toyota PN 87501-0C020).

    Easy fix right? Wrong....Toyota doesn't list that part as being on the 2016 or 2017 Tacoma. It does list it on the 2016/2017 Tundra though, but the part is discontinued. I am out of warranty by 4000 miles so I called Toyota for some assistance tracking the part down. Apparently it comes with the bottom heated seat pad and the entire wiring harness for under the seat ( Toyota PN 87510-04040).

    Any chance someone knows of a salvaged 2016 or 2017 Tacoma with heated seats that they could go pull the part on and me buy it from them? I have only found one site that lists the amp as in stock, but they haven't returned a call or email yet to see if that is actually accurate.
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  2. Jan 10, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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    Crimson Flam3s

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    Shouldn't that be covered under warranty?
     
  3. Jan 10, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    He said in his post that he was already out of Warranty.
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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    Bite the bullet and let the dealer fix it??

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  6. Jan 10, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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  7. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    Discontinued here.

    Ya this is the same website I found it at. I sent them an email asking if they actually had one.

    I would but they want $320 just for the part since its out of warranty. No telling what the total bill would be after install.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    Install would be super easy if you skip swapping in the new seat bottom heating pad, just a few clips to unclip and reclip. Or just swap in the new amp provided your existing wiring is ok. Just one clip in that case.
     
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  9. Jan 10, 2018 at 10:40 AM
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    Should plug it back in. See if it catches fire. Let the truck burn, collect insurance money and buy a new truck with new heated seats and warranty. Problem solved.

    If that don't work, sue Toyota for that fire hazard of a box.
     
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    Personally I’d raise a fuss with Toyota corporate despite being out of warranty due to the nature of the problem. That connection fried due to a loose connection which raised the resistance at the joint. I’d be screaming about how my truck could have caught fire!
     
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    OP, if this doesn't work then see below...

     
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    Do you have seat covers? I'm just wondering if maybe while doing an install something got jarred or the wire got stressed?
    I would still contact Toyota even being out of warranty. While this is the first I've seen this, it would be a real problem if these units start failing on more trucks.
     
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  14. Jan 10, 2018 at 12:13 PM
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    When did you purchase your 16? Is the warranty really that short?
     
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    January of 2016, but I drove 37k miles the fist year I had it. Then swapped jobs and drive like 4 miles a day now.

    No covers completely, completely stock, and never disassembled.

    I wish! It was in there with the seat turned on for like a week and never caught fire after it quit working lol.
     
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  16. Jan 10, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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    Yeah, but sell the OEM parts after installing knockoff replacements first (grille, etc)
     
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    I am hoping for someone to know where one in a salvage yard is, and then just pay them a few bucks to mail me the discontinued switch so I don't have to buy the whole assembly. The wiring is all good, I checked it out when I took it all apart.
     
  18. Jan 10, 2018 at 2:55 PM
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    Sparks parts and oem part world are listing it52946A29-4448-45BB-A5E7-C7D6F6DFA454.jpg5A0BBD80-FAB5-4D45-9FD8-A390A01574A5.jpg
     
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    you would need to order the harness not the element. Do you know what could have could have caused it to short? And I actually have this part sitting next to me right now.
     
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