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
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
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
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a