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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:00 PM
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Heated Steering wheel?

Where is the button located?
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:18 PM
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If your car is optioned with a heated steering wheel it will be on the right hand side of the wheel. It's a round button under all the cruise control ones.

If the car does not have a heated wheel then that's the recirculate-air button for the climate control.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:53 PM
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This is, by far,the best option available in an E39. Especially in December.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:15 PM
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:24 PM
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Stumbled on that feature shortly after buying my car. Thought it was speed sensing steering until my hands got warm. I concur, the greatest feature most cars don't have. My cold weather ritual includes starting the car, turning on the seat heater, the wheel heater, then proceeding on my drive. I have also taught myself to pull the key fully out of the ignition and putting it back in after shutting the car off. That prevents the bell when you open the door.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:26 PM
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I typed /heated steering wheel F3 in the bestlinks, which only came up with this:
- How to retrofit to a 3-spoke M-Sport steering wheel (1) (2) (3) (4) & heated steering wheel mods (1)

None of those are bimmerfest threads though...

EDIT:
I added the following so that we have at least one Bimmerfest thread to add cross reference information to in the future ...
- How to identify a heated steering wheel (1) & how to retrofit to a 3-spoke M-Sport steering wheel (1) (2) (3) (4) & heated steering wheel mods (1)
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:49 AM
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For the record, there are good pics of various BMW steering wheels that fit the E39 over here today ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > 2000 528i with an M emblem on the steering wheel?
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:11 AM
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retrofit!!??
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:13 PM
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Heated Steering wheel?

Never turn mine on. Useless option in Flirida


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Old 11-12-2013, 07:38 PM
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Heated Steering wheel?

That would really come in handy up here in Michigan.


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Old 11-13-2013, 06:02 AM
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Never turn mine on. Useless option in Flirida
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You can trade your heated for my non heated...Mine is in really good condition and I'll add cash on top!
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:36 AM
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are all the cars prewired for the cold weather package? Id trade mine as well!! if I found out my seats had the heater elements in them, and just needed the control module for the dash, Id be all over that one as well.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:51 AM
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I hate this option.
When my wife discovered it, she proclaimed, "Get your sh*t out of MY car!"
What was once mine, is now hers.

Thank God the M5 doesn't have a heated wheel, otherwise, I would never get to drive it...

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