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Replacing electric heater?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:10 am
by infinkc
Anyone replace their electric heater? mine is bad and curious how bad of a job it is? dealer quoted 1k to do the work. Are there shop manuals online?

Re: Replacing electric heater?

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:22 am
by davideos
Before you replace your heater, make sure you don't have air in the cabin-heater coolant loop. I suppose if you turn on the heater and you don't see the climate power consumption go up on the dash, that could be a sign. If you have Forscan working on your car (OBDII dongle + app) you can see what the coolant temp is at the heater.

When I had my battery replaced, The dealer didn't purge the air out of the coolant lines. The cabin heater is on one of 3 loops. The other 2 loops have de-gas line that goes from the top of the loop to the coolant reservoir, but the cabin-heater loop does not. If air gets in their, you will get no heat.

Re: Replacing electric heater?

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:47 pm
by infinkc
Thanks, the dealer had checked and they said it was bad. They did note they check for coolant also. Just got a forscan cable so will check it out myself. Found the part is $650, looks easy to replace also as it’s in the engine bay, not in the dash.