Seat not heating

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Seat not heating

Post by mekovach » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:03 pm

What are the steps to trouble shoot a seat heating issue? I have a GL 1800 Audio Comfort. I checked heater fuse 1 & 2 and they are good. What next? Relays? Where are those?


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Re: Seat not heating

Post by DaveO430 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:27 pm

Do the grip heaters work? Most of the time the problem is with one of the grip heaters, if one of those goes bad it shuts down the whole system.

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Re: Seat not heating

Post by knotjohnson » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:44 pm

I agree, if either grip element quits, it all quits.

Mine quit last spring. Turned out that when I wired the lights on the new spoiler under the seat, I failed to reconnect the heater plug before putting the seat back on. :oops:

Hmmmm… still not sure why I put a spoiler under the seat. :roll:

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Re: Seat not heating

Post by newday777 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:05 am

2 possibilities

1-Seat heater won't come on above 65 degrees.

2- left grip gets damaged putting bike on the centerstand, improperly hanging in the grip to steady, pulling grip to get the bike up on the centerstand. When the grip has a broken grip heater, the seat will not come on as the grip and seat heaters are wired in series, neither will work, just like grip heater won't work if the seat is unplugged.

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