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I have a 2016 CR-V with the heated leather seats, they are cold as hell in the winter and seem to take forever to heat up. Did the LX's have heated seats or is there a cloth cover/seats that will fit and still have the heat?
 

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Only leather seats are offered with heat. Interesting though. Though I almost never need them here, mine (in my '07) warm up quickly, heat almost too much on low and I can't use high, too hot. I wouldn't think the leather is the issue, though. Sounds more like possible bad relays. The relays are under the seats, and located together, but they plug in like any other relay. On mine, the high temp relay is a 4-pin, and on low a 5-pin. Relays are tested for continuity between pins 1 and 2 with power and ground to 3 and 4 or 5. It might be worth checking them. The systems are simple, though - all you have is the switches, the relays, and the elements.
 

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Kloker, I do not know about the 2016 or 2017 CR-V's but my 2018 EX does not have the leather option and it has heated seats. They heat up quickly and are very warm, but drop to lower setting after about 20 minutes or so.
 

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Regarding the 2016 Honda CR-V models:
Edmunds.com said:
The EX adds automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights, a sunroof, foglights, a retractable cargo cover, keyless entry and ignition, an eight-way power driver seat (with two-way power lumbar), heated front seats, a blind spot monitoring system with a camera that shows your passenger-side blind spot (Honda's LaneWatch), a 7-inch touchscreen with HondaLink smartphone app integration, dynamic guidelines for the rearview camera and a six-speaker sound system with an extra USB port.
I am about to buy a 2016 EX with heated cloth seats.
 

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FWIW, the leather heated seats in my 2013 Ody and 2016 Civic and my buddy’s 2017 Accord are too hot on LOW, so something definitely sounds wrong.
 

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I have a 2016 EX-L with the leather seats and they warm up quickly. For Kansas City we have had a brutal winter and I have used high for no more than 10 minutes as it gets very warm. Low is great for the majority of the time but there are times that is even a bit warmer than I like as the cabin warms up nicely.

Sounds as if there is something not right with your seats.
 

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Well, that's vaccinatin'! I ain't never heerd o' non-leather heated seats afore. Wish that was available in Gen3's. I prefer cloth seats as they are easier to maintain and can last longer, while also IMO being more comfortable in most cases.
 

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I just turned mine on and could feel the heat within two minutes.
 

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I have a 2016 EX-L and the heated seats seem to be about the same as my prior 3 cars with heated leather seats. The prior 3 cars were Lincoln, Buick and Kia. I think the cold leather feel is normal.
 

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I have a 2016 CR-V with the heated leather seats, they are cold as hell in the winter and seem to take forever to heat up. Did the LX's have heated seats or is there a cloth cover/seats that will fit and still have the heat?
I just bought an EX -L but we test drove and EX with cloth seats and seat heaters.


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