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Heated Steering Wheel Retrofit (A5)?

 
Old 02-11-2019, 09:06 AM
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The heated wheel needs a new heated wheel stalks.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:17 AM
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The heated wheel needs a new heated wheel stalks.
would you ever consider doing a step by step write up? Or even installing it for someone?
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:12 PM
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How badly do you guys really need this? I'm in Canada in the dead of winter and I still ordered a non-heated flat-bottom over a round heated one. You have your gloves on when it's really cold anyway, and once the car is warm the wheel warms up pretty quickly just from you holding it.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:13 AM
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My wife was moving from a BMW 5 series with a lovely heated steering wheel to a car that we couldn't even spec with a heated steering wheel, even if we wanted. The heated wheel is not offered in the UK as an option. She almost walked away from the deal until I told her, I think I have this figured out. So the pressure was definitely on. I just wish I had specced the car with the flat wheel from the factory. Then selling it on its own new would have covered the cost of my retrofitted heated wheel.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by belzebutt View Post
How badly do you guys really need this? I'm in Canada in the dead of winter and I still ordered a non-heated flat-bottom over a round heated one. You have your gloves on when it's really cold anyway, and once the car is warm the wheel warms up pretty quickly just from you holding it.
I MUST have a heated steering wheel. Don't judge me for that. For the record, as the OP, I bought one with it. I'm not as handy as Bruce.
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Originally Posted by CtheW0rld View Post
I MUST have a heated steering wheel. Don't judge me for that. For the record, as the OP, I bought one with it. I'm not as handy as Bruce.
Surprisingly, I have really liked the heated steering wheel, but itís only now made me wish the shifter was also heated. I guess itís one way Audi tries to make you keep your hands on the wheel at 10 and 2.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:29 PM
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Surprisingly, I have really liked the heated steering wheel, but it’s only now made me wish the shifter was also heated. I guess it’s one way Audi tries to make you keep your hands on the wheel at 10 and 2.
In fact, they should make sure 9 and 3 is kept too cold for those people who keep insisting on holding it wrong, and also 11-1 should be scolding hot for obvious reasons.
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In fact, they should make sure 9 and 3 is kept too cold for those people who keep insisting on holding it wrong, and also 11-1 should be scolding hot for obvious reasons.
9 & 3 is the new recommendation to avoid injury from airbags: https://driving-tests.org/beginner-d...teering-wheel/. I do find that the bulges at 10 & 2 are a little cooler than the rest of the wheel, so they are kinda doing what you say, just with the locations flipped.
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9 & 3 is the new recommendation to avoid injury from airbags: https://driving-tests.org/beginner-d...teering-wheel/. I do find that the bulges at 10 & 2 are a little cooler than the rest of the wheel, so they are kinda doing what you say, just with the locations flipped.
I actually had it reversed in my mind, 9 and 3 is correct (you stick your thumbs in the notches). Donít get me started on the correct way of turning the wheel when making a turn.
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