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Heated Seats "Auto" mode

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:43 pm
by imfromjersey
Hi all,

I'm a new Bolt owner, bought a used 2017 Bolt in August 2019. Now that the weather is getting colder (I live in the DC suburbs) I'm trying to figure out how cold it has to be for the heated seats to come on in "Auto" mode. The manual says they will come on based on the temp inside the car, but with no indicator (seriously?) but has anyone figured out what that temperature has to be exactly? So far it seems like they haven't come on as far as I can tell and some mornings like this morning the temperature was in the mid 40s. Anyone have any insight into how cold it has to get before the Auto heated seats kick in? The car is parked outside not in a garage so the inside temp should be relatively close to the outside temp.

Thanks,

Dan
2017 Bolt - Arctic Blue

Re: Heated Seats "Auto" mode

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:12 pm
by JimFallstonMd
I keep my temp control nob all the way up till it says hi and the seat heaters always come on during preconditioning. Make sure you have auto heated seats turned on in the options menu. After I get in the car I turn the heated seats on again and the steering wheel it's nice and toasty during my 15 mile commute.

Re: Heated Seats "Auto" mode

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:32 pm
by imfromjersey
Thanks I will check and see if Auto Heated seats are on in the Options menu, I didn't realize that wasn't on by default.

Re: Heated Seats "Auto" mode

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:23 pm
by SeanNelson
imfromjersey wrote:Thanks I will check and see if Auto Heated seats are on in the Options menu, I didn't realize that wasn't on by default.

If you bought a used Bolt it doesn't matter whether it's the default or not - what matters is how the previous owner left it set.

Re: Heated Seats "Auto" mode

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:43 pm
by imfromjersey
I checked my settings and it was set correctly but it hadn't been cold enough for the seats to come on. This morning the temperature was 37 degrees and the auto-heated seats DID come on for the first time, so I'm guessing it has to be below 40 or so for this to happen.

Thanks
Dan