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Hi all,

I have super sport seats with the part alcantara finish and the heated seats seem extremely weak. I have taken the car to Audi and they claim the temperature readings are normal.

I have checked these myself and the range on the highest setting is 34-36 degrees. I'd be interested if anyone else has their temperature readings, knows how hot I can set the threshold before causing damage, or even has the same seats and can comment on how hot they are?
 

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I would post this in the Mk2 forum, won't have much luck here.
 

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macaddict111 said:
I would post this in the Mk2 forum, won't have much luck here.
Oops...have updated my signature. This is for a Mk3
 

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Lukewarm seats have been the norm from the mk2 onwards. Apparently it seems to have a whiff of EU health&safety connotation surrounding it.
Best seats by far were in the mk1 which went from lukewarm to volcanic in the twist of a dial...
 

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leopard said:
Lukewarm seats have been the norm from the mk2 onwards. Apparently it seems to have a whiff of EU health&safety connotation surrounding it.
Best seats by far were in the mk1 which went from lukewarm to volcanic in the twist of a dial...
Maybe that's where I'm going wrong. I've had heated seats in a Mk2 and a 2015 Leon and I seem to remember them being hotter, but my most recent car was a Mk1 and they were boiling.

I've turned the Mk3 up 10 degrees so far and they seem pretty good. Will probably be more noticeable in winter too I guess.
 

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VW and Audi used to have very warm seats and heaters. Until a big case where a woman received some serious burns in her VW Touareg and sued & won a nice sum. (way back in 2003)

It was a case of seats getting caught in flames because the heaters came in contact with the seat materials.

I personally use seat heaters during every winter. They are more than adequate for me, and I am a person who showers by turning the temp dial almost all the way to "red zone". :lol:
 

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I have the same seats and made the same observation after I had an A5 coupe as a loaner, the A5 was actually uncomfortably hot. I'll probably up the threshold using VCDS before the winter kicks in...
 

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I found the heat output improved over time. A bit tepid from new but after 6-8 months I find the medium setting is fine once they've heated up.
Maybe some insulating air bubbles get squashed out of the seat cushioning with a few months use.
 

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gAgNiCk said:
I have the same seats and made the same observation after I had an A5 coupe as a loaner, the A5 was actually uncomfortably hot. I'll probably up the threshold using VCDS before the winter kicks in...
Noticed exactly the same when I had a 17-plate A5 on loan! Seats got noticeably warmer on all settings compared to my 15-plate TT
 

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The coding thread used to have a "fix" to increase the heated seat temperature. Might still be there.
 

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I did not try yet in TT, but in my L&K Octy I had to use it on minimal 1/3 setting and it was already more than warm. On the top setting 3/3, just after 5 min I had a feeling that my lower parts are about to catch fire :)
 

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From the coding thread, first post.

-adjust the temperature thresholds of any step heating seats
Unit 9
security access 31347
adaption
find in the menu:
(1) to (12) seat heater level current consumption allocation..
change the value to your choice, even different per each side of the car
1 untere, min temperature step 1 left side (driver to me) standard is 18
1 obere, max temperature step 1 left side standard is 20
2 untere, min temperature step 1 right side standard is 18
2 obere, max temperature step 1 right side standard is 20
3 untere, min temperature step 2 left side standard is 26
3 obere, max temperature step 2 left side standard is 28
4 untere, min temperature step 2 right side standard is 26
4 obere, max temperature step 2 right side standard is 28
5 untere, min temperature step 3 left side standard is 34
5 obere, max temperature step 3 left side standard is 36
6 untere, min temperature step 3 right side standard is 34
6 obere, max temperature step 3 right side standard is 36
 

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Omychron said:
From the coding thread, first post.

-adjust the temperature thresholds of any step heating seats
Unit 9
security access 31347
adaption
find in the menu:
(1) to (12) seat heater level current consumption allocation..
change the value to your choice, even different per each side of the car
1 untere, min temperature step 1 left side (driver to me) standard is 18
1 obere, max temperature step 1 left side standard is 20
2 untere, min temperature step 1 right side standard is 18
2 obere, max temperature step 1 right side standard is 20
3 untere, min temperature step 2 left side standard is 26
3 obere, max temperature step 2 left side standard is 28
4 untere, min temperature step 2 right side standard is 26
4 obere, max temperature step 2 right side standard is 28
5 untere, min temperature step 3 left side standard is 34
5 obere, max temperature step 3 left side standard is 36
6 untere, min temperature step 3 right side standard is 34
6 obere, max temperature step 3 right side standard is 36
Thanks, I have had a play around in VCDS already and made them warmer - just wondering what a 'safe' value is really. Don't want to make them too hot and damage the elements/create a fire risk [smiley=bomb.gif]
 
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