Seat Heater Smells

I have a 2000 528i. Just recently as the driver's seat heater starts getting warm it has started to smell like somthing is smoldering. Has anyone experienced this before? Any suggestions before I take it in
to the shop?
Thanks in advance
Randy
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

I'd suggest you don't use your seat heater. If it over-temps there is the possibility of having a fire under your butt. Volvo had to recall a bunch of cars because of this, and bet they same company makes the heating elements for BMW.
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wrote:

Could it possibly be an article of clothing? FWIW, my wife ruined a (vinyl?) coat using the seat heater on her Saab. Although the heater was functioning normally, the coat material just wasn't up to it.
Tom K.
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wrote:

At what point did your wife realize her coat was melting?
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Luckily, it didn't catch fire - I think she discovered it upon getting out of the car. It must have been a pretty cheap coat!
Tom K.
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    ... Tom, :-) ... when did your wife realize that she was hot?
cheers, guenter
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wrote:

Don't know - but I realized it on our first date!
Tom K.
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On 2 Feb 2007 10:38:12 -0800, " snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com"

Don't FART before you switch on;>))
Sir Hugh of Bognor
The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. Intelligence is not knowing the answer but knowing where and how to find it!
Hugh Gundersen snipped-for-privacy@h-gee.co.uk Bognor Regis, W.Sussex, England, UK
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wrote:

I had read Randy that someone had taken An Acura driver's seat (TL or TSX, I believe)apart and found the seat cushion had burn holes from said heater.
It would be prudent to check out this smell to the end (pardon the pun):)
--
Just B.
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