jjeff
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Re: Moderating steering wheel heat

Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:04 pm

HerdingElectrons wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:47 am
jjeff wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:59 am
tgeliot wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:18 pm
I find that when I use the heated steering wheel on my new-to-me 2015 SV, I am forever turning the wheel heat on and off. It gets uncomfortably hot when just left on. I understand that it's supposed to be thermostatically controlled; I suppose that could be stuck in the "on" position.

Has anyone ever tried to modify their car to provide a knob to turn the steering wheel heat up and down?
I think if you waited long enough you'd find it would eventually turn off, right before your fingers melt to the steering wheel :shock: then it would get almost cold before starting all over. If you can find something simple to give a more warm all the time solution, it would sure be nice. This has been going on since '11 and every year Nissan fails to address it, it's like they just don't care, never use their products and don't read sites such as this :roll:
Note I believe I've read the most recent Leafs may have finally addressed it but I'm not positive.
They must have addressed this issue because my '18 SL the steering wheel heater never shuts off on its own & I have not needed to shut it off when the ambient weather is below 50F due to the wheel being too hot to comfortably hold.
Just to be clear, the steering wheel doesn't shut off per se, it just cycles off after it gets extremely warm, then gets cool, then cycles back on and gets very warm again. Note the steering wheel heater does turn off by itself, I'm not sure if it's every so many starts or maybe time based but living in MN in the winter I NEVER turn the steering wheel heater off but occasionally I'll notice it's been cold for a longer than normal time and look down and the damn light is OFF! and I know I nor anyone else turned it off :x
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Re: Moderating steering wheel heat

Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:19 pm

They must have addressed this issue because my '18 SL the steering wheel heater never shuts off on its own & I have not needed to shut it off when the ambient weather is below 50F due to the wheel being too hot to comfortably hold.
Yeah, it has been changed as of 2018. Since I always wear gloves in colder weather, I kind of miss the too-hot part of the cycle, as it served to warm my gloved hands at the start of a drive.
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tgeliot
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Re: Moderating steering wheel heat

Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:26 pm

HerdingElectrons wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:47 am
They must have addressed this issue because my '18 SL the steering wheel heater never shuts off on its own & I have not needed to shut it off when the ambient weather is below 50F due to the wheel being too hot to comfortably hold.
Nice to hear.

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Re: Moderating steering wheel heat

Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:32 am

I sometimes miss the extreme heat of the 2015 steering wheel when first turned on, but the moderate heat of the 2019 and no need to manually cycle it on/off is more convenient. The 2019 does turn itself completely off after about 30 minutes so you may need to touch the button once to turn it back on if you have a long commute in cold weather.
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Re: Moderating steering wheel heat

Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:42 am

I too miss the Hot Wheel, because I always wear gloves in Winter, and have bad circulation in my hands. But I also find the "fixed" Leaf II version ok.
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Re: Moderating steering wheel heat

Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:26 am

All Nissan would have to have done is do what people have asked since the first Leafs almost a decade ago......have a high/low setting instead of a dumb on/off switch :idea: just one of the many things that prove Nissan is basically clueless on what people want! like they've never heard of a forum or care to even look :(
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