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[quote author=shawn_75 link=topic=135692.msg2921933#msg2921933 date=1234126310]
06 Fusion SEL V6

When I press the button for the driver's side heated seat, both red LEDs light up for about a half second then go out and will not try and restart until the key is cycled off and on. The passenger side works normally. Anyone have this happen to them? I'll go thru the service manual troubleshooting procedure within the next few days, just curious if anyone else encountered this yet.



Hi Shawn. :wavey: I checked the fuse box diagram for the 2006 Fusion, but could not come up with anything that might help (well, it does rule a few things out, if that is any help).

It seems boththe driver and passenger heated seats share the same fuses and relays: #28 in the passenger compartment fuse box, and #11 in the Power Distribution Box in the engine compartment.

So since both seats (driver and passenger) share the same fuses/relays, it would seem to rule out the possibility of a bad fuse or main relay (since the passenger seat works properly). It would also be Standard Operating Procedure that a short in the actual drivers seat heating element "should" blow the fuse, so that would make the likelihood of a problem in the drivers seat heating element less likely (but not impossible).

Seems to leave the possibility of a bad drivers seat heat switch (the switch on the dash). Of course, this is just an Internet guess.

Is your car still under the 3 year/36,000 mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty, or did you purchase an ESP (Extended Service Plan)? If the answer is yes, I would recommend you bring it in for service. Yes, I know you probably are out of Warranty or else you would have already done that, but trust me we have had forum members overlook the Warranty in the past.

Keep us updated as to the solution.

Good luck. :cheers:
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