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Thread: Heated seats

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    Heated seats

    I have just installed a new control panel (part 12803222) and everything works except the heated seats on both sides. So just wondering if there is something that needs resetting? I don't have a scanner (yet) to see if there is any error code. Apart from that it looks a 1000% better than the crappy peeling buttons on the old one. Thanks.

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    Re: Heated seats

    WIS states the ACC control units needs to be added and configured to the car with Tech2.

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    Re: Heated seats

    Forgot to mention it's a 2004 Aero convertible, not that it makes a difference I guess. Thanks for the answer - with no Saab dealers in cooee distance I guess I'll not have heated seats until I can find someone with a Tech2. Might try local Holden (GM) dealers.

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    Re: Heated seats

    Just buy a Tech2 clone and do it yourself....one trip to a dealer would probably could cost much the same.

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    Re: Heated seats

    Most dealers will charge £50 minimum!

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    Re: Heated seats

    There are quite a few Tech2 clones on eBay, around AUD400 upwards. Seems like a bit of a "pig in a poke" to choose one. So, does anyone know or have a preferred provider of a Tech2 clone which is guaranteed to work? Original GM ones seem to be 2 grand upwards - hardly justifiable for the occasional use. Thanks for your input.

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    Re: Heated seats

    They all come from China and there are 100's of sellers...probably manufactured by one or two factories.
    As such there isnt a preferred seller and warranties are worthless.
    So buy one from a site that will give you some protection eg aliexpress.
    Ebay will require you to ship the item back if there is a problem as will paypal.
    Look in the Tech2 section on Saabcentral of late chinadiags has become popular as a source.

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    Re: Heated seats

    Thanks for the advice. I looked at the Saabcentral forum and a lot of the Tech2 talk is in "ITspeak" much of which is a foreign language to this little black duck but there were some insights. A friend and I might share the cost of a clone. At least the Tech2 does not seem as complicated as the equivalent VIDA for my Volvo XC90. Ta muchly fellas.

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