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heat under passenger seat?

the other day I was rummaging around in the back seat foot-well while sitting in the drivers seat and was surprised to notice it was distinctly warm.

I think it's related to the heater (forced air, not seats) being on. It's directly UNDER the front passenger seat, and not under the driver's seat. I don't feel an air-flow down there, so I don't think it's blowing under the seat to heat the back or anything. It almost feels like there's a coil under there, but none of the seat heaters are on and the top of the front passenger seat doesn't feel especially warm...just when I stick my hand UNDER the front passenger seat it's very clearly warm.

Since it only seems to happen when the heater is on, I don't think it's coming from the battery up through the floorboards.

anyone else notice this??
 

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