2001 BMW 740iL Q&A

2001 BMW 740iL Question: Driver seat heater broken

The seat heater on the driver side gets extremely hot in one spot to the point of burning. The control to turn it down does nothing. I can either have it off or burn up. I've been told I have to replace the entire seat! Help! There must be a rheostat or something to replace... -
Answer 1
It sounds like there is a short in the seat heater grid, that is why there is one spot getting so hot. I would not run the seat heater until you fix it. It could catch on fire or short out your electrical system. If the seat grid is not available as a separate unit, you could possibly a used one from a good quality wrecking yard and then have a shop that does seat work install it. I use to rebuild seats in dealerships and later in my own shop, so some places still do it. -