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I have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherakee with heated seats. The driver side is not working. I went to a dealership and they told me I needed a Whole New Heating system. Is this true or are there ways to test things to not be a DUMB Female? Thanks

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Emily, The heater for your seats contains multiple parts. There is a heat switch and then a heater module and and the actual heater for each seat. So you need to find out if they tested the switch and the module to make sure it's not just that before replacing the seat heater itself. By looking at the wiring diagram, they should be able to replace the heater for just the seat that's bad. Ask to see exactly which parts they're replacing, they shouldn't all be bad. Also just for your FYI, I did see a recall on 2004 to replace the seat heater because they can over heat. Might not hurt to ask about this even though your vehicle is older. Hope this helps. Lori Johnson

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