GerryAZ
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Re: Gen 2 heated steering wheel

Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:03 am

I like the quite warm, but not hot of the 2019 compared to extreme cycling of the 2015. I think I do notice the steering wheel in the 2019 gets hotter if cabin heat is on now that someone mentioned it. I need to do some more testing when the next cold front comes through.

Edited to add:. Either 2015 or 2019 is better than using my heated motorcycle gloves and vest in the 2011 to avoid excess power consumption in the water heater.
Gerry
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SueC56
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Re: Gen 2 heated steering wheel

Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:19 pm

(2016) I believe the manual says that the steering wheel heater maxes out at 68 deg, cycling on and off.
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Re: Gen 2 heated steering wheel

Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:22 pm

SueC56 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:19 pm
(2016) I believe the manual says that the steering wheel heater maxes out at 68 deg, cycling on and off.

Heh. I'd believe 68C, but not 68F. ;) Or do you mean the 2018+ wheel?
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Re: Gen 2 heated steering wheel

Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:34 pm

Having had both the 40 and the E Plus, the E Plus definitely gets warmer and the 40 I don't ever remember getting beyond lukewarm one single time. Although the temperature on the plus stays rather static thru out, I noticed that when leaving a charging station (car is on for the charge) I notice a bump up in the temperature that happens immediately after I start driving. At first I thought it was a stationary car with the expected lower heat loss or maybe the hands simply becoming "cold" accustomed from not being on the steering wheel but have pretty much eliminated both those ideas as a plausible explanation.
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Re: Gen 2 heated steering wheel

Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:49 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:22 pm
SueC56 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:19 pm
(2016) I believe the manual says that the steering wheel heater maxes out at 68 deg, cycling on and off.

Heh. I'd believe 68C, but not 68F. ;) Or do you mean the 2018+ wheel?
That sounds about right.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Gen 2 heated steering wheel

Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:29 pm

Nubo wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:49 pm
LeftieBiker wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:22 pm
SueC56 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:19 pm
(2016) I believe the manual says that the steering wheel heater maxes out at 68 deg, cycling on and off.

Heh. I'd believe 68C, but not 68F. ;) Or do you mean the 2018+ wheel?
That sounds about right.
:shock:
Thank god for that steering wheel cover!
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