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*Heads up* wet okole owners

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yota4Whelz, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Jan 1, 2014 at 6:20 PM
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    yota4Whelz

    yota4Whelz [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I go to plugin my heated seats tonight and I smell something.. pull over flip on the light and the power switch connected to the seat covers is smoking like a mother..unplug it and that's that...ended up burning a hole into the whole switch..gunna give wet okole a call in the morning n see what happens. Only used the heated seats maybe a hand full of times and the covers arnt even a yr old..so heads up all...pics below
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  2. Jan 1, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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    yota4Whelz

    yota4Whelz [OP] Well-Known Member

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    -Removed mudflaps -Blacked out tail lights/ third brake light -Blacked out emblems -Truxedo truxport tonneau cover -Tailgate theft mod -Eyelids (Toyotaman) -Center console organizer (Salex) -WeatherTech Digital fit floor liners -BHLM -Wet Okoles fronts and backs -Homertaco satoshi grill -Pioneer h/u -Disabled seat belt chime -LED gauge swap (Jerez) -BAMF Light bar w/ 2 hella 500ffs -Old Man Emu 90000 front shocks, 885x coilovers, nitro sports and AAL in the rear -285/70/17 wrangler duratracs -1.25 Bora spacers (4) -Super 40 series Flowmaster -Differential breather mod -Blacked out bedsides -Method NV Race wheels -EGR in channel window visors -Interior/license plate/tails LEDs (Jumpers LEDs)
    This ever happen to anyone else?
     
  3. Feb 14, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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    Zoot

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    What was the outcome from Wet Okole? Did they replace it?
     
  4. Feb 14, 2014 at 10:32 PM
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    TRDcoma

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    Yikes! I'm curious what Wet Okoles response was too.

    I'll be keeping an eye on mine.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2014 at 12:36 PM
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    yota4Whelz

    yota4Whelz [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I contacted them and they are going to ship me a new controller to plug in so when I get it I'll see how that one holds up..my passenger side one has been fine so maybe it was just a faulty controller
     
  6. Feb 15, 2014 at 1:10 PM
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    lawless

    lawless the rent is too damn high

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    I've been using my WO seat heater for a few years without problems. I have not heard of others having problems with the seat heaters but OP's problem makes be a bit nervous.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2014 at 4:37 PM
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    wesplains

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    Used mine for the first time a couple of days ago, but only briefly. Thanks for the heads up. Will keep an eye on mine also.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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    Silence9

    Silence9 Solve et Coagula

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    Seems like a lemon is all. A short of some kind.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2014 at 1:54 AM
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    Jimmyh

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    Why does everyone call any type of electrical issue a "Short". What actually caused the switch to burn is a "Partial Open" circuit where the switch contacts have a resistance to current flow causing localized heating at the switch and melting of the plastic.

    Sorry I am an Electronics Tech by trade and it drive me crazy. If you don't know just say "I don't know".

    Thanks :)
     
  10. Feb 17, 2014 at 11:11 AM
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    penguins_cc

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    Wow. Hasn't happened to me and I've used mine a ton of times.

    On a side note, my WO seat heaters heat up the seat too much. No matter which setting, it's all hot as hell after 10 minutes.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    Silence9

    Silence9 Solve et Coagula

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    And I am an electrician by trade myself. Could have been a few different things, point is it shouldn't happen. If the hot lead had a path anywhere but where it was supposed to, it's called a short circuit.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2014 at 6:21 PM
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    TugBoatTrash

    TugBoatTrash Face first!! Hammer down!!!

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    Wow. I'm just a simple minded Marine Engineer by trade and I almost called it a short. Phew I would have looked like a retard. Thanks for the heads up. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Feb 17, 2014 at 6:23 PM
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    jw1983

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    No one would have known if you were an engineer. People would have just assumed you were retarded. It happens sometimes.

    One case of this happening at TW shouldn't have people worried. I could see if it was a few times and not just one person then it's different. Let's just see what happens.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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    TacoAlaMode

    TacoAlaMode Mr. Midlife Crisis

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    I think this is a major crysis! We should all be very worried. Many people have been considered retarded and I'm sure more than one of them were engineers. :goingcrazy: :crazy:
     
  15. Feb 18, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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    jw1983

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    You mean "crisis." I meant worried about the seat covers. Not worried if engineers are retarded or not. That's irrelevant.
     
  16. Feb 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM
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    Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Apprehended by the TRUTH

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    Man.....I am really concerned about this and my wo's havent been delivered yet and I didnt even get the heaters.....! Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.....

    Sorry, its a habit. My wife likes for us to worry about stuff!:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  17. Mar 26, 2014 at 6:11 AM
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    What was the outcome?
    I have a similar problem.
    One of my switches is defective.
    The "Low" setting does not power the heater, and the "High" setting powers the heater, but the switch gets hot.
    Like AlaMode said, you should all keep and eye on these heaters, and a fire extinguisher handy if you don't want your truck to go up in flames
     
  18. Mar 26, 2014 at 9:47 AM
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    spithead051

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    Has anyone cut the switch assembly and 12V plug off of one of these things and just hardwired them to a switch mounted on the console, dash, etc?

    Might just be some cheap switches they use and a more permanent solution would be nice to have.
     
  19. Mar 26, 2014 at 9:48 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Whew, glad mine are just regular.......didn't have a clue what the heads up was gonna be about.
     
  20. Mar 26, 2014 at 10:36 AM
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    I believe there are couple folks here that have done this.
    I did see a thread/post somewhere recently
     

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