Best bet for a part like that price wise is probably junk yard, usually 50 % of new price. As mentioned, get price of new at dealer and find a junk yard with a DJ in the yard and pay 50 % or maybe less ? Is the body panel also broken... the edge of wheel well looks pretty jagged too ?
well you said it looked great, did they test it to see if it is working,i am sure they could test it with a meter to see if it is good or bad, i would assume that it is shorted out or has went bad, go to ebay and buy a replacement heat pad since you know how to remove it.. good luck
I just got a 2009 journey rt for a gift a month ago. So far im loving it! But with my drivers seat the back heats up great but the bottom seat part does not heat at all. We have pulled the seat and checked all wires and everything looks great. Pulled back the seat cover itself & checked the heating element which looks great as well. My husband or has been a Mechanic for 16 years & he can't even figure it out.Soo can anyone please tell me what else to check or do? Living in Northeast Ohio makes for very cold seats during the winter! (& tired of my front passengers bragging they are nice & toasty!) Thank You!
We rented a Malibu and I also wondered how the start and stop of the motoer at traffic lights and stop signs would affect the starter life expected ? Glad to hear the need to return to the dealer after battery replacement is not needed, LOL
Funny, but being in the area near both Michigan and Ohio the Windsor Salt mine makes salt very plentiful and cheap for use in melting ice and snow on our roads. I wish they only would spread sand. Salt kills our car's body around here for four months plus of the Winter season. If you do not service your vehicle components susceptible to this salt by "oil spray"or other corrosion control etc...your car will not last long - rust free. Perhaps my words to describe the bottom of the door openings, door sill plates "rocker panels" was incorrect I apologize. My main point was that these parts normally hollow and notorious for holding moisture and salt seemed filled with foam now for sound suppression etc ? Maybe this foam allows the metal to resist oxidation now ? All I know was I expected the rust protection previously applied to be somewhat present and it was not.