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In this hot sticky weather keen to use the 'seat blowers'. Mine hardly register. Motors can be heard but no real woosh, either on hot or cold. Any advise please?

Are the filters likely to be mucky, and does this make muck of a difference?

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To be honest the cooled seats on the LS430 are not great which is surprising considering how good the rest of the car is.  Some owners go so far as to say they're useless. I've had two and neither were very impressive with seat cooling.

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i changed the seat filters on my ls460 @ 70k miles and there was a noticeable improvement to the cooling levels received by my arse cheeks

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The first LS430 I had you really couldn’t feel any heating or cooling from the seats even though you could hear the fans running, on the 2nd one which I bought from Phil they did work both heating and cooling but they were very weak, I think the exceptionally warm weather we are experiencing now will definitely over power them. Lots of owners have said that they are very poor almost to the stage of them being pointless. Cleaning or changing the filters may help but don’t expect anything brilliant from the system!!!

My current GS450h heated seats work brilliantly but I can’t feel any cooling when I set them to cold, once again I can hear the fans working but can’t feel any effect, how are the cooled seats in your GS Phil?

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I cannot agree with the above comments. Last year I travelled right across Spain with temperatures far higher than that experienced here now, over 38 degrees constant, and my cooling seats were brilliant. The whole seat was very cool and made for an exeptionally comfortable journey. At that stage I was unaware of seat filters and have only just cleaned them out.

 

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They get slated on RC too but I love them. Maybe it's an expectation V reality thing?

You could use one of those pet cooling gel mats instead. Very effective for a couple of hours.



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Ventilated seats in my RC work very well. The seat base especially, can induce cramp if left on the max setting too long. 

Must say though the seat back ventilation is less effective, very dependent on how one sits in the seat.  

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That is interesting, with most saying they are pretty poor. It is surprising as my wife's Mercedes SLK has great heated seats. Two settings as well. I'll try cleaning out the filters, but at best I can hardly feel anything, hot or cold.

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I had a Vauxhall vectra once and the heated seats were roasting in that on max setting!!!

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On 7/7/2018 at 1:51 AM, mrdoofa said:

The first LS430 I had you really couldn’t feel any heating or cooling from the seats even though you could hear the fans running, on the 2nd one which I bought from Phil they did work both heating and cooling but they were very weak, I think the exceptionally warm weather we are experiencing now will definitely over power them. Lots of owners have said that they are very poor almost to the stage of them being pointless. Cleaning or changing the filters may help but don’t expect anything brilliant from the system!!!

My current GS450h heated seats work brilliantly but I can’t feel any cooling when I set them to cold, once again I can hear the fans working but can’t feel any effect, how are the cooled seats in your GS Phil?

My GS cooled seats are pretty good I must say, they were a fab thing to have on our recent road trip.  I know I've said this before but they're not as good as my Volvo ones which you can't leave on max for too long before they get too cold.  So why Lexus didn't make the earlier ones better is a mystery. Still, the ones I have are certainly good enough.

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Phil I don’t think the objective is to get “too cold “ . I checked mine after my post, and the surface temp of the seat is cool. It does not cool me, the aircon  does that. As I said , having completed over 3000 miles in Spanish heat last year I certainly appreciated having them, but it was more a case of understated comfort rather than feeling a chill......if you get my drift. That was my experience anyway.

But I have a more pressing problem that my wife wants to buy an RX450H, both my children have them, and the new Premier is just wonderful.........but do I sell my beloved LS. The person I bought it from is desperate to buy it back, so have a willing buyer.....or do I just keep it but end up using it occasionally, which as Malc has said is not what these cars are for, and with which I agree. Hard decisions!!!

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I would treat yourself to the RX450H premier which is a superb car and just make sure your LS goes to a good home,then just remember it with fondness and enjoy your new Lexus.

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7 hours ago, RgrWynne said:

Phil I don’t think the objective is to get “too cold “ . I checked mine after my post, and the surface temp of the seat is cool. It does not cool me, the aircon  does that. As I said , having completed over 3000 miles in Spanish heat last year I certainly appreciated having them, but it was more a case of understated comfort rather than feeling a chill......if you get my drift. That was my experience anyway.

But I have a more pressing problem that my wife wants to buy an RX450H, both my children have them, and the new Premier is just wonderful.........but do I sell my beloved LS. The person I bought it from is desperate to buy it back, so have a willing buyer.....or do I just keep it but end up using it occasionally, which as Malc has said is not what these cars are for, and with which I agree. Hard decisions!!!

I only mentioned my Volvo seats getting too cold by way of saying how fast and efficient they are, even the manual warns against leaving them on max for too long!  As you may know I sold my LS430 earlier this year, a decision I regret as it was exceptional, you know you'll miss it!

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