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Anyone on here have and ID3 Life? I am trying to work out the heated seats. There is a setting which switches them on automatically below a certain temperature. The driver seat and the passenger seat do not behave exactly the same way. I think that below about 12deg they automatically switch on. They seem to remain on. Should they also go off automatically? My passenger seat does not seem to switch on at the same point as the driver one. I am still checking this out. Any help would be welcome before I go to the dealer. My car is on v2.1
 

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Anyone on here have and ID3 Life? I am trying to work out the heated seats. There is a setting which switches them on automatically below a certain temperature. The driver seat and the passenger seat do not behave exactly the same way. I think that below about 12deg they automatically switch on. They seem to remain on. Should they also go off automatically? My passenger seat does not seem to switch on at the same point as the driver one. I am still checking this out. Any help would be welcome before I go to the dealer. My car is on v2.1
They don’t turn off automatically, as far as I can tell, but as you say you can set them up to automatically come on (along with the wheel) below a certain temperature.

With that setup, it should just be the occupied seat that comes on, at least that’s how it works on a 1st Edition with the dual climate. Does the Life have dual climate?

If somebody sits in the passenger seat in that mode, it switches that seat on as well.
 

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You don't mention if you have a passenger or not. By design the climate control and other heating functions only work for the driver when no-one is in the passenger seat. Come to think of it, I'm not sure you can even turn on the heated seat unless someone is sitting in it. I think the passenger seat has come on automatically on mine when there's someone sitting in it but to be honest I very rarely have passengers in mine at the moment so I'm not 100% sure.

They do not go off automatically though, I do know that much. They are not on any kind of timer.

Edit: Forgot the Life doesn't have dual zone. But the seats should behave that way regardless.
 

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It's great if you've just picked up a takeaway and want to keep it warm on the drive home.
I think just clicking the seatbelt in counts as occupied IIRC, certainly the drivers side seatbelt plugged in keeps the car ‘alive’ if you need to get out of the car briefly.
 

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Hi - I can't comment on the switching on automatically below a certain temp - but I do know a "short cut" to turn them on/off. Even if you're not on the Climate screen on the infotainment. "Double tap" (meaning press two fingers simultaneously) on the hot/cold buttons on the respective side of the car's infotainment system/touch sensitive buttons - and it will switch the seats on, and then pressing them again - cycles through the three heat levels.

Sorry - if this has already been posted / or people know this already !

Thought it might be useful...
 

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They don’t turn off automatically, as far as I can tell, but as you say you can set them up to automatically come on (along with the wheel) below a certain temperature.

With that setup, it should just be the occupied seat that comes on, at least that’s how it works on a 1st Edition with the dual climate. Does the Life have dual climate?

If somebody sits in the passenger seat in that mode, it switches that seat on as well.
I should have said. The passenger one only comes on if there is a passenger. My driver one does not appear to go off once on. I need to confirm that on a longer run it does not go off. I expected it to go off.
 

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Hi - I can't comment on the switching on automatically below a certain temp - but I do know a "short cut" to turn them on/off. Even if you're not on the Climate screen on the infotainment. "Double tap" (meaning press two fingers simultaneously) on the hot/cold buttons on the respective side of the car's infotainment system/touch sensitive buttons - and it will switch the seats on, and then pressing them again - cycles through the three heat levels.

Sorry - if this has already been posted / or people know this already !

Thought it might be useful...
Thanks. Yes I know about manual on and off. It looks like maybe it is only automatic on and it has to be manual off. Shame.
 

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You don't mention if you have a passenger or not. By design the climate control and other heating functions only work for the driver when no-one is in the passenger seat. Come to think of it, I'm not sure you can even turn on the heated seat unless someone is sitting in it. I think the passenger seat has come on automatically on mine when there's someone sitting in it but to be honest I very rarely have passengers in mine at the moment so I'm not 100% sure.

They do not go off automatically though, I do know that much. They are not on any kind of timer.

Edit: Forgot the Life doesn't have dual zone. But the seats should behave that way regardless.
OK. Thanks. I think mine is behaving like yours. Come on automatically below a certain temperature and stay on.
 

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It won't turn off automatically. I've not known any 'auto on' seats to also be 'auto off' across multiple brands. I'm assuming to account for different tastes of hot backside and different layers and types of clothing.

I suppose if you did make them auto off, then there would be people complaining that they want theirs to stay on.
 

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I should have said. The passenger one only comes on if there is a passenger. My driver one does not appear to go off once on. I need to confirm that on a longer run it does not go off. I expected it to go off.
Ah ok, I can confirm that on my regular 3 hour non stop trip, they don’t turn off automatically. 👍
 

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While we are on this topic, what do you think High and Low mean in the context of automatic heated seats? That the external temperature is high/low, or the seat comes on high/low?
 

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While we are on this topic, what do you think High and Low mean in the context of automatic heated seats? That the external temperature is high/low, or the seat comes on high/low?
Do you want your buns lightly toasted or almost burnt?

High = more heat from the seat.

Do people honestly feel that cold from the seat they're sat on? Had heated seats as standard equipment on 2 cars and never felt the need to have them on.
 

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Do people honestly feel that cold from the seat they're sat on? Had heated seats as standard equipment on 2 cars and never felt the need to have them on.
Mine are always on because my back is wrecked and the heat helps with the pain. I'd rather just have the back rest heated though, not a fan of having a sweaty arse.
 
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