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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, broken driver seat, should weld or buy used seat


i find it easyer to weld

i find it easyer to weld them, in less you can find one with low milage, they all seem to loosen up in time.

moore, Really depends on:

moore,

Really depends on: (YOUR WELDING SKILLS). Junk yards are full of seats.

it's just the lower bracket

it's just the lower bracket you need not the hole seat?

Grunt, Your quote appears

Grunt,

Your quote appears below.

(QUOTE) it's just the lower bracket you need not the hole seat?

NOT "HOLE"
BUT "WHOLE"

:-) :-)

lol, just had surgery for

lol, just had surgery for trigger finger, or at least that my excuse for a while.

If lower braket can be

If lower braket can be removed, find a good at a salvage yard.
If not welding is probably easier and cost effective. Just be careful not to burn the upholstery.

Haven't seen a response from

Haven't seen a response from you since May 18th. tomorrow is the end of the month. Where are you with this problem? Do you still need our help?

probably made his/her choice

probably made his/her choice by now.

haven't made a choice yet.

haven't made a choice yet. Still looking into it

Thanks for all of your

Thanks for all of your suggestions. I haven't looked into junk yards yet. The seat appears to be ok, it's probably just the bracket. I'm afraid if it's welded it may not hold. Also the Jeep has heated seats and the driver seat that's broken, doesn't heat. So maybe I could kill two problems at once by buying a new seat. I need a neutral color as to match the other seat. I'm still gonna check out the junk yards. The problem with that is you have to remove the part that you want. My skills in doing that aren't so great.

there's a recall out on the

there's a recall out on the heated seats, check dealer.

For any seat or for the

For any seat or for the Jeeps?

Check with a dealer to be

Check with a dealer to be sure about the recall. I'm pretty sure the recall is for 2003-2004 Grand Cherokee.

Chrysler recalled more than

Chrysler recalled more than 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees for defective heated seats for the model years 2001 through 2004. The recall addressed problems with the heating elements that controlled the temperature of the heated seat, which caused the seats to overheat. The heated seat created a possible fire hazard or even personal injury to passengers because the elements in the seat were overheating to extreme temperatures. This defect required 2001 Grand Cherokee owners to take their vehicle back to the dealership and have the heating elements replaced.

thanks for the info.

thanks for the info. Unfortunetly mine is a 2000. Tehy wouldn't even consider that year, but I'll call. I never received a recall notice so that's probably why

I did some digging for you.

I did some digging for you. Here's another TSB right from Chrysler. Let us know how you make out.

TSB #0800401B - HEATED SEAT INOPERATIVE
Date: 12/20/01 (supersedes 0800401A dated 03/01)
Model Year(s): 1999-2004

Description: Heated seat inoperative. On some vehicles the heated seat may be inoperative due to an open circuit in the seat cushion heating element.

Details: This bulletin involves installing a kit to repair an open circuit in the heated seat heating element circuit. Using a digital ohmmeter, check the resistance across the four way heated seat feed connector under the seat. The resistance between terminals "A" and "B" should be 0.90 ohms to 1.90 ohms. If the resistance value falls outside of this range, perform the Repair Procedure.

NOTE: SOME VEHICLES USE CARBON FIBER HEATING ELEMENTS. CARBON FIBER HEATING ELEMENTS HAVE A RESISTANCE OF 10 TO 14 OHMS IN THE BOLSTER ELEMENT. SEATS WITH CARBON FIBER ELEMENTS HAVE TWO CONNECTORS AT THE BACK OF THE SEAT. A TWO WAY CONNECTOR AND A FOUR WAY CONNECTOR. CARBON FIBER HEATING ELEMENTS ARE NOT SERVICEABLE AND REQUIRE REPLACEMENT OF THE SEAT COVER.

Parts required:
P/N 5019769AA - Heated Seat Repair Kit (For cushion only, one kit per heating element, two per cushion. MSRP: $20.75)

P/N 68002999AB (superseded from P/N 5072485AA) -"Peel & stick" Heating Element kit - Seat back (2001-up Vehicles, see Notes below. MSRP: $235.00)

P/N 68002999AB (superseded from P/N 5072486AB) -"Peel & stick" Heating Element kit - Seat cushion (2001-up Vehicles, see Notes below. MSRP $235.00)

P/N 5000032AA - "Peel & stick" Heating Element - Seat back, (2003-2004 vehicles built after September 10, 2002. MSRP $90.85)

P/N 68002999AA (superseded from P/N 5000031AA) -"Peel & stick" Heating Element kit - Seat cushion, (2003-2004 vehicles built after September 10, 2002. MSRP $235.00)

The heated seat repair kit, 05019769AA contains detailed installation instructions. Follow the instructions provided in the kit for installation. Refer to the 2002 Grand Cherokee service manual, publication number 81-370-02064, page 8G-14, for instructions on the replaceable heating elements, P/N 5072485AA and 5072486AA).

NOTES:

1999 Trim code DL: Use 5019769AA on vehicles built before Nov. 17, 1998. For 1999 model year vehicles built after Nov. 17, 1998 - replace seat cover.
2000 Trim code DL: Replace seat cover

2001 Trim code EL: Use 5019769AA for vehicles built before Sept. 18, 2000. Vehicles built after Sept. 18, 2000 - use replaceable heating elements - 5072485AA (seat back), 5072486AB (seat cushion).

2001 Trim code FL: Replace seat cushion for vehicles built before Sept. 18, 2000.

2001-2003: For vehicles built after Sept. 18, 2000 and up to September 10, 2002 use replaceable ("peel and stick") heating elements 5072485AA (seat back, MSRP $30.85) or 5072486AA (seat cushion, MSRP $46.50).

2003-2004: Vehicles built after September 10, 2002 use replaceable ("peel and stick") heating elements 5000032AA (seat back, MSRP $97.00) and 5000031AA (seat cushion, MSRP $138.00).

moorecjj, A TSB isn't the

moorecjj,

A TSB isn't the same as a recall. Once a common problem & cure is realized on a certain model vehicle the manufacuter sends a TSB to its dealers. It's simply a procedure approved by the manufacturer for confirming and repairing these problems.

However, please call the dealership There still is a chance there may be a RECALL on your vehicle.

i can check recalls right now

i can check recalls right now on your jeep, just need the vin number, i work at the dealer.


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