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Heated seat thermistor bypass?

Discussion in 'Tech Info' started by ak_yukon, Jan 13, 2021 at 6:04 PM.

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  1. ak_yukon

    ak_yukon TYF Newbie

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    I think this is a thermistor, it has melted/broken and gm doesn’t sell replacement wiring harnesses anymore. Anyone have an idea on how I can replace this and retain my heated seats? This is a 2001 Yukon slt driver seat.

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  2. wjburken

    wjburken Supporting Member

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    Don’t bypass. Might get hotter than you want. Try a local u-pull yard.
     
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    No u pulls in alaska, not having any luck on ebay. I was hoping someone had come up with a basic resistor to replace it.
     
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    A basic resistor won’t work. The thermistor automatically adjusts resistance based on temperature and regulates the temp of the seat. Will need to find a used one or figure out if there is an aftermarket heated seat option. I’m gonna see what I can find as well.
     
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