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Old 10-29-2009, 06:48 AM
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Is it just me, or does this only heat from 2:30-3:30 and 8:30-9:30 positions? It's not all that warm @ 6:00 or 12:00.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:18 AM
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Is it just me, or does this only heat from 2:30-3:30 and 8:30-9:30 positions? It's not all that warm @ 6:00 or 12:00.
PM or AM?

When I started reading I though it'd warm up just at specific times!
Mine warms up pretty evenly all around, but I'll pay more attention cause
I use it a lot during the colder months, I love it!
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:20 AM
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Is it just me, or does this only heat from 2:30-3:30 and 8:30-9:30 positions? It's not all that warm @ 6:00 or 12:00.
I have noticed that too. I asked the dealer to check it, and they said (big surprise) it was normal.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:52 AM
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Unless they changed it, my 4-spoke steering wheel heats all the way around.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:57 AM
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I have noticed that too. I asked the dealer to check it, and they said (big surprise) it was normal.

You would think that since dealers make a large portion of profit from service that they would look into things more closely. Instead of the standard, supposed to be that way.

I will check mine as well when I get it back from maint. and post what it does.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:15 PM
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You would think that since dealers make a large portion of profit from service that they would look into things more closely. Instead of the standard, supposed to be that way.

I will check mine as well when I get it back from maint. and post what it does.
Let me elaborate, they said they checked the wheel temperature and it was correct. I was complaining that it did not seem very warm and they had just replace the plastic trim on the wheel. I did not specifically complain about the location of heat on the wheel itself. It heats where my hands are and is nice and toasty. I am satisfied with that.
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You would think that since dealers make a large portion of profit from service that they would look into things more closely. Instead of the standard, supposed to be that way.
Techs are paid based on the number of jobs they do. Thus, there's an incentive to process as many cars as quickly as possible.
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It's not life and death or anything....just sorta 1) wimpy heat overall especially compared to the seat! and 2) seems very localised.

No biggie. Just curious.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:31 AM
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It's not life and death or anything....just sorta 1) wimpy heat overall especially compared to the seat! and 2) seems very localised.

No biggie. Just curious.

Just noticed that now that you mention it.

Maybe it seems more heated in colder weather.
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It's not life and death or anything....just sorta 1) wimpy heat overall especially compared to the seat! and 2) seems very localised.

No biggie. Just curious.
While it doesn't get super hot, you will notice it more in colder weather. It does a nice job imo.
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It should heat uniformly all around. There is not any gapping on mine. That said, if you keep your hands in one spot all the time, it may be slightly warmer there, because your hands are holding the heat in on the wheel, perhaps acting as an insulator?
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