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re Heated seat element fixing question

"Doyt W. Echelberger" <Doyt@nwonline.net> wrote a bunch on seat heaters and
asked why his solder connections were so hot.

They are so hot because most of the resistance is now at that spot.  The
heat shrink is not the problem.  Do not use acid flux.  Try to get the wires
into intimate contact with each other before soldering.  Twist them around
each other.  I recommend cutting out the bad area and trying again.  Note
that this wire type is not really solderable.  Solder only helps to keep the
joint connected when you sit on it; the actual connection must be pressure
contact, unless you spot weld them together.

Kirby A. Smith   New Hampshire USA
1988 90q Titanium gray, 180 kmi
1988 90q Stone gray, 185 kmi 
1988 90q Stone gray, 180 kmi - parts car
1995 S6 Pearl effect, 80 kmi