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2012 vision help

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  1. Earnies2

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    I have a 2012 vision and the heated seat won't shut off .it is getting so hot i can't sit on it. We started out in the am and put the seat(front and back) on high and after it gets up to temperature we usually put it on low.. not today. from that point on it was not only on high but on super hot high....
    Tonight I removed the seat to see if I could see anything. All I saw was the 2 wire plug to the seat with 12 volts going to the seat.
    It looks like the switches are molded into the seat? Is it possible to open the seat cover tl access the switches or any parts of the heat operation?
     
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    That's a new one. Can't remember ever seeing this issue before.

    Since guys re-cover their seats I would say it is possible to remove it..... But how hard that it..... And then to put back on.....I don't know.

    I would think it was the switch but to have both fail at the same time seems odd to me.

    I would certainly leave it unplugged for the time being.

    I was on a ride once and started smelling smoke from electrical. Turned out @jwfuchs1 seat had a short or something.... But that was a Corbin... Not Victory.
     
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    Thanks im surprised that the switches aren't serviceable. So if a switch goes bad you replace the seat! I conceder myself a mechanic not a parts replacer....unfortunately I have never done seat covering i guess I will now!
    You wouldn't happen to have a wireing diagram on whats in the seat?
     
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    Sorry, I don't have a diagram of it. I would imagine the switches can be changed out. It seems they should be fairly simple.

    Seems reading some other threads where guys reworked their saddle they used a staple gun to put the cover back on.
     
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    It appears the cover is glued to the plastic shell...
     
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    Just how cold do you think you'll be riding in? Sit on the seat, it warms up, Bob's your uncle. My CCT has a heated seat but I don't use it. Heated grips, yes. If you're considering any work on the seat, take it to an auto upholsterer who has the talent and tools to do the job right.
     
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    He rides all winter when the roads are good.
    So the heated seat is important.
    I understand your thoughts on taking the seat to a shop but that would probably cost as much as a replacement seat. I think I will venture into the seat myself...
     
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    What about those stadium seat pads that reflects heat back into the butt? They work great and are inexpensive. May be at camping stores or sports locations.
     

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