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      01-09-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hey members so, now that it's winter I'm using the heated seats alot more often but what burns me up is that when turning it on it sets itself to MAX (three green leds) automatically. Here is what I'm talking about (not my picture, found it on the web)



Guess my cheeks like to be gradually heated

Is there a way to change the setting to start on the lowest setting and go up (as per the e90s)? On the other hand my fiancÚ loves the fact that I goes directly to inferno setting...

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Thats the way it is on the E90s as well. I guess BMW figures when you're starting from a cold seat, max is fastest way to make it hot. As far as I know, theres no way to change this.
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Thats the way it is on the E90s as well. I guess BMW figures when you're starting from a cold seat, max is fastest way to make it hot. As far as I know, theres no way to change this.
Really, I could swear that it would start on the lowest setting for me on my old 2010 e90 328i (but hey I could be wrong).
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2009 E92, and it starts on high.
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Really, I could swear that it would start on the lowest setting for me on my old 2010 e90 328i (but hey I could be wrong).

Well I can only speak for my own car - 2006 E90 325i. Starts at max.
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Why not just push the button again to select a lower heat setting? I guess it just comes down to what you are accustomed to from previous cars.

To piggyback onto this thread (and this may be in the manual, not sure) but how long does the car have to be shut off before the heated seats and heated steering wheel are reset to "off." I find it very convenient that when I pop into the dry cleaners or a quick trip to the store that both the seat and the steering wheel heat settings go right back to where I left them when I start the car back up, but if I leave the car overnight at home or all day at the office, the settings are reset the next time I get in. Just curious if anyone knows the time limit for this feature?
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Maybe I'm missing something but regardless of the outside temps mine starts on OFF, not HIGH. I just push the bottom 3 times to get it to 1 light and I'm good to go.
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Maybe I'm missing something but regardless of the outside temps mine starts on OFF, not HIGH. I just push the bottom 3 times to get it to 1 light and I'm good to go.
That's right the heated seats start on off then when you switch them on they go to the highest setting automatically, and then they have to be adjusted to the lowest setting !
The point is why when you put the heated seats on don't they start on the lowest setting & then if you should want more heat you can adjust them upwards .
Lets face it , when you put the wipers on they don't start on the fastest setting, they start on the lowest. Why don't the heated seats follow the same logic ?
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2009 E92, and it starts on high.
2006 E60 520d - went to max.
2009 E90 LCI 330d - went to max.
2012 F30 328i - went to max.

You'll just have to live with it by the looks of things!
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That's right the heated seats start on off then when you switch them on they go to the highest setting automatically, and then they have to be adjusted to the lowest setting !
The point is why when you put the heated seats on don't they start on the lowest setting & then if you should want more heat you can adjust them upwards .
Lets face it , when you put the wipers on they don't start on the fastest setting, they start on the lowest. Why don't the heated seats follow the same logic ?
Strange isn't it how different users have the opposite opinion. I see it that we want maximum heat when we start using heated seats and then regulate downwards, as we get warm enough.

BTW, we have a VW Caravelle and that is the same, regulate downwards.

For me seat heating is set up correctly. Wipers are switching for how we typically use them, certainly for how I use them.

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Why not just push the button again to select a lower heat setting? I guess it just comes down to what you are accustomed to from previous cars.

To piggyback onto this thread (and this may be in the manual, not sure) but how long does the car have to be shut off before the heated seats and heated steering wheel are reset to "off." I find it very convenient that when I pop into the dry cleaners or a quick trip to the store that both the seat and the steering wheel heat settings go right back to where I left them when I start the car back up, but if I leave the car overnight at home or all day at the office, the settings are reset the next time I get in. Just curious if anyone knows the time limit for this feature?
On me E92, if I stop to get gas or something my seats retain last state but steering wheel does not. I just replaced my steering wheel heat module last month because the wheel would not heat on cold days; I don't know if older modules worked differently. My seats go high, med, low, off as I press the button. 2009 MY car.
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Got in my car today for the first time with a cold cold day and was loving the heated seats max start! As other say; you just regulate downwards from there, which actually seems more normal, get warm fast then decrease intensity to stay warm as your body heats up...

I did wish I had heated SW today tho... It was arctic!! (Can this be retrofitted??)
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That's right the heated seats start on off then when you switch them on they go to the highest setting automatically, and then they have to be adjusted to the lowest setting !
The point is why when you put the heated seats on don't they start on the lowest setting & then if you should want more heat you can adjust them upwards .
Lets face it , when you put the wipers on they don't start on the fastest setting, they start on the lowest. Why don't the heated seats follow the same logic ?
Yes, I completely agree. Mind you I am ok with switching the button myself (to spare my cheeks , haha) but start at the lowest setting.

Guess, you guys feel opposite, which is fine. Seems like I'll have to deal with it . On a similar topic I saw a very interesting heat setting for a 6 Series via iDrive, check this out. Makes me wish we had this but then again it would have been MUCH more expensive...


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