Board index Peugeot RCZ Peugeot RCZ Technical Discussion Interior Heated seats

Heated seats

Leather, seats, dash, aircon, heaters & strange noises

Post Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:39 pm
Scotty2Hotty Regular
Regular

Posts: 31
Kudos: 6
Wasn't sure where to put this so hope it's right.

Does anybody else find that the dial turns itself on. Or should I say I end up turning it on somehow and only realise when it's taking ages for the engine to warm up.

Is there a way to deactivate it as it's not something I ever use? Or would the best way be to remove the fuse? If so does anybody know which one it is?

Cheers



Sent from my BV6000 using Tapatalk


Post Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:15 pm
DKZ5745 User avatar

Senior Member
Senior Member

Posts: 3223
Kudos: 921
Location: Yorkshire
This topic has been covered a few times before, or rather the question of whether the heated seat dial turns itself off when the car is turned off.

The positioning of the dial means that when you get in & out of the car, your leg catches the dial and turns it on, or off.

I am not sure why you think that the seat heater causes your car engine to take longer to heat up? :eusa-think:
Mk 2 GT200 Moroccan Red

Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Woodso Newbie
Newbie

Posts: 7
Kudos: 3
Hi,

I am new to the forum but I have stumbled across this thread this morning as I have been scratching my head about this for a week or so.

I work on a late shift and I don't finish until midnight, so what I have been doing is when I arrive at work, I put the heated seat dial to 3 so when I get in I hoped I would get a nice warm bum for the short drive home.

When I finish I just jump in and set off but after a couple of minutes I realise the seat's aren't getting warm and the dial is at zero, I thought it was me.

Just been to the local shop which is 10 min's away, set off with dial on 3 arrived with it the same as I checked as I closed the door, got back to the car after 5 mins and it was on 2, got in sat down, checked again and it was on 0. Put back to 3 drove for 10 mins with my arse and back burning, got home and it was on 3 as I closed the door. Went back 2 mins later and the dial was on zero.

It appears it does in fact shut itself down thermostatically as a rule, or is this just to protect itself from battery drainage in case of a fault, or is it a case of arse re-set before a new journey?
:twisted:

Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:00 pm
DKZ5745 User avatar

Senior Member
Senior Member

Posts: 3223
Kudos: 921
Location: Yorkshire
As previously mentioned, this is a well covered topic on the forum dating back to 2010. The dial is in a position where it is easily moved by your leg as you get in/out of the car.

There is no thermostatic/motorised movement of the dial, if you get in and set it to 3, it will still be on 3 when you arrive at your destination, regardless of how long you have been in the car, or what the ambient temperature is. If you get out and then check it, it may well be on a different setting, as you might have inadvertently caught it as you slid from the seat.
Mk 2 GT200 Moroccan Red

Post Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:47 pm
Guppy Regular
Regular

Posts: 29
Kudos: 21
Location: Greater Manchester
Hi

Having now had the opportunity to consult the RCZ user manual regarding your problem, I conclude that your car is either… A) haunted, or B) there is a hamster living under your seat.

I hope this helps. :D
Red Carbon 200

Post Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:56 am
Woodso Newbie
Newbie

Posts: 7
Kudos: 3
Well, it must be haunted because I know what I saw. The dial moves by itself and was not caught by my leg. I'll just live with it on the basis that on every journey that I want a warm arse, i'll just have to turn the dial because afterwards it will re-set itself.

Post Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:34 am
Plecodoras User avatar

Senior Member
Senior Member

Posts: 608
Kudos: 269
Location: North Yorks
Guppy wrote:
Hi

Having now had the opportunity to consult the RCZ user manual regarding your problem, I conclude that your car is either… A) haunted, or B) there is a hamster living under your seat.

I hope this helps. :D


That guy from Top Gear has been found -- Call off the search for Hammond.

and Hammond leave the dials alone !!
:lol: Laugh and the whole world laughs with you.... or is that at you? :eusa-think:


Return to Interior