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Are you happy with the your ventilated seats? I just tried mine today and quite frankly, I can't feel much air coming out of the seats. I can hear the fan running though. Am I supposed to feel anything when placing my hand over it? Also, is it using the ambient air, or the cold air from the AC?
 

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I'm in agreement with your experience. I assume you have an Elite trim just like mine. Didn't feel much air, but the air noise is loud. I'm not going to use this feature frequently. Looks like another overstated and unnecessary function. Use air conditioning, instead.
 

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Sometimes my seat, ventilation works great, sometimes it feels like they are not working. I wonder it has to do with what temperature the the climate control is set at?
 

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The airflow is minimal - but much better than my pure leather seats I had put in my CRV last year. I live in So Cal and going 2 miles from home to TraderJoes or such is dumb to use the AC when its 75-80*, so they can get a little sticky. The vents make enough airflow to not be sticky.
 
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The ventilated seats are just using cabin air to circulate to the seats. They don't have a hose hooked up to A/C, so it's just pulling what cool air you have under the seats. It helps to use the vehicle's a/c system in conjunction with the ventilated seats. I think that's the way to really cool the seat. Once you have enough refrigerated air in the cabin, the seat fans can pull that air in and work better. But overall, my heated seats are slow to warm and don't get as warm as my last vehicle and the ventilated seats don't seem very powerful either. Unfortunately in my opinion, a leather seat equipped car, both are necessary.
 
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It helps to use the vehicle's a/c system in conjunction with the ventilated seats. I think that's the way to really cool the seat. Once you have enough refrigerated air in the cabin, the seat fans can pull that air in and work better.
I have found this as well.
 

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I'll try them again when the temperature gets hotter outside, with AC at full power. Maybe it will be different when I'll be wearing shorts instead of pants.
 

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I’m now liking them as it’s warming up in MN so I’m using air con more and (like above) it’s using the cooler air and I’m not getting swamp arse ???
“Swamp arse” sounds uncomfortable!
 

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Are you happy with the your ventilated seats? I just tried mine today and quite frankly, I can't feel much air coming out of the seats. I can hear the fan running though. Am I supposed to feel anything when placing my hand over it? Also, is it using the ambient air, or the cold air from the AC?
A specialist has helped me in that case that I've had like yours mate. My ventilators at seats on my TypeR couldn't make enough pressure for a condensed flow as it was prescripted in desciptions. It was really hot one day and my seats just didn't get the cold as they were used to do earlier, I think there were some dissasembled wires from radiator or fans, not sure, anyway there was a guy from socool.sg that could quickly arrive at my place and help me up fixed that, and even make a overall technical overview over my apparuture huh.
 

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I tried them a few times when I first brought my PP home. I didn't feel any real difference with them turned on, so I don't bother with them now. The seat heaters are a different story though, they work very well.
 

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When you don't feel them, you know they are working. You aren't going to notice anything on a cool to even a warm day. But on a hot day, when you get in there and are not sweating your back and lap off, it's working perfectly. You won't even give it a thought.
 

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Pretty subtle but I personally wouldn't want them anymore aggressive.
 
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