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My front seats take forever to beat up and don't get very hot. The cooling option for front seats are barely noticible. I'm used to seats getting at times too hot or too cool when traveling long distances. I'm not sure mine work properly? Anyone have the same problem? Also does anyone hear a compressor sound from the rear cargo area when heated or cooling seat feature is turned on?
 

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We have a 2015 with the Windsor leather seats.

I've had several vehicles with heats seats and the heated seat function in our DS is the hottest I've ever had. I rarely take them to level 3. They'll cook my back side. They heat up extremely fast.

The cooled seats are also the best I've ever had. I've had 3 other vehicles with cooled seats.

Not sure what's going on with yours?
 

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I'm not sure what's up with yours either... might be worth checking out.

Mine get borderline too hot on 3. I usually have it on 1-2 in the winter.

The cooling feature gets pretty cold on 3 too... I usually have it on 1-2 also as the days get hotter recently.

I haven't personally tried the heated rear seats, but friends say it's awesome :p
 

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Agreed. I never have mine on more than 1 either way. Too cold or hot :)
 

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Yes, mine is very good - heats up quickly and cools quickly.

Being in Southern California (desert) something I do recently as in the mornings it is cool and need the heat but when I drive in the afternoon, it gets hot and need the cooling.

Gotta love this feature - my BMW does not have it so I love to drive the DS now....

I have noticed on a hot day, you need to have the A/C on in order to get the cold dry air on your back and bottom!
 

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I only have the heated seats, not cooling, and mine heat up very nice. It is therapeutic on my lower back. I think they are way better than other vehicles that have this feature. I would get yours checked out or sit in another DS and see if it is the same.
 

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Just got my DS 2 weeks ago and I've noticed that the Cooled seats do take a long time to start cooling, but I also noticed that they only cool the bottom, not the back. Are they supposed to cool both the bottom and seat back?
 

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Like the others, I haven't had any trouble. Mine heat up quickly and 3 is very hot. I use the cooling feature all the time. It takes a few seconds to get going on a hot day, but then again, so does the AC to cool down the rest of the car.
 

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Just got my DS 2 weeks ago and I've noticed that the Cooled seats do take a long time to start cooling, but I also noticed that they only cool the bottom, not the back. Are they supposed to cool both the bottom and seat back?
Like the heat, my seats cool both back and bottom. At least I'm pretty sure they do. I had the cooling on almost all the way to Cleveland from Charlotte the other day. I switched to heat for a while since my rear end was getting sore and the heat helped. :)
 

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Yes the heating and cooling can be controlled to deliver to seat bottom or seat back or both. Make sure you have the parts lit up in order to heat or cool the back, bottom, or both....
 

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Yes the heating and cooling can be controlled to deliver to seat bottom or seat back or both. Make sure you have the parts lit up in order to heat or cool the back, bottom, or both....
Heck, I didn't know that. Learn something every day. I just looked it up in the manual and it said pressing the "Seat zone soft key" scrolls thru the options. What is the "Seat zone soft key"? I can't find that in the manual. Is it the button on the dash to select heat or cold levels or what? Thanks.
 

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Seems like they could have done a better job at educating owners, seen some other car makers have a video series on how to use the basic functions and all you need to know.
 

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Seems like they could have done a better job at educating owners, seen some other car makers have a video series on how to use the basic functions and all you need to know.
You mean like this? ;)

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxFX6Nyf8pilqanewgYgVu0zVuWOhcY_G

Even still, there is A LOT to these vehicles. There's functions inside of functions and owners owe it to themselves to sit down, on their own, in their DS an press every freaking button and soft key, explore every menu and find out what stuff does.
 

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Heck, I didn't know that. Learn something every day. I just looked it up in the manual and it said pressing the "Seat zone soft key" scrolls thru the options. What is the "Seat zone soft key"? I can't find that in the manual. Is it the button on the dash to select heat or cold levels or what? Thanks.
Seat zone soft key is the little seat icon above the hot and cold temp arrows. Touch it and it will change from seat only to back only and back to both seat and back.
 

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On another note, I have heard people complain that the fan blows too hard when the system is on auto. If you select the climate menu, you'll get some options. You can change auto climate control fan speed there. You get low, medium and high settings. This helps a lot.
 

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And again....
Thanks. I figured it out when I got in my car last evening and thought "Duh" I should have known that! :). Of course, I didn't know it could be changed. I just thought it was a static image. I did review the video about using the climate control system on YouTube, but it doesn't show that you can change the cool/heat locations. I thought I learned all there was to know about the DS, but I guess there are still more options lurking out there. :)
 

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On another note, I have heard people complain that the fan blows too hard when the system is on auto. If you select the climate menu, you'll get some options. You can change auto climate control fan speed there. You get low, medium and high settings. This helps a lot.
I have seen those and played with them a bit, but haven't quite got that hang of it. I think it works for the auto feature (the little reddish boxy thing on the dash that monitors temp) so that it'll adjust the fan depending upon the actual conditions in the car, but I'm not totally sure.

This is also where you can turn on the front and rear defrosters on auto. For some reason, they were both off when I got my DS back from the dealer. I guess the latest software update wiped them out. I believe they are sticking in the "on" position now (although it's in the 80s and 90s here, so I don't think I'll need those settings any time soon!).
 

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I was able to play around with the climate seats while I was in the car today. I'm definitely not getting any cooling on the seat back, regardless of whether it's on both bottom and back, or back only (thanks for the tip, wasn't aware you could change those settings). Whats odd is that I can hear a fan motor or something kick on in the seat when the seat back is selected, and kick off when it's on bottom only. What's even more odd is that both the driver and passenger seats are having the problem....so maybe it's me? Anyone else experienced this? I have a LR dealer nearby but I'd prefer to take it where I bought the car, which is a 45 min drive, so I'll probably let it go until I have another problem.
 
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