Heated Steering Wheel

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2017 CX5 AWD Touring
Does the heated steering wheel on the 2017+ just heat the upper portion (9 - 3) of the steering wheel or the entire steering wheel area?
 
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'18 Mazda CX-5 Akera KG i-Activ AWD 2.5L In Sonic Silver
Indeed it does and you need to enable it every time you turn on the CX-5
 
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2019 CX-5 GT 184 2.2 twin turbodiesel auto - Sonic Silver
This might help......
 

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Kedis82ZE8

'15 CX-5 GT AWD, '12 GX 460, '07 G35x
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'15 CX-5 GT AWD
Wish I had one in my CX-5. The one I had in my '02 Maxima was the full wheel. It looks like the one in Mazda is like the one in my GX as the wooden parts of the wheel aren't heated.
 

boandlkramer

US Specs in Europe
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'17 CX-5 GT AWD; '18 BMW X3
Which do you like better the BMW X3 or the CX5? (trick question)

Honestly, they are so similar. I’m a BMW guy but admittedly the CX-5 provides almost everything the X3 does. I just can’t have two of the same vehicles.

#diplomatic [emoji41]
 
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2017 CX5 GT FWD
This may be a silly question, but common sense would have it that the steering wheel on the model with heated steering wheel is exactly the same as the steering wheel on the models without heated steering wheel. Is it then possible to connect the heating element (on a CX5 without the heated steering wheel) as an after-market mod?
 
This may be a silly question, but common sense would have it that the steering wheel on the model with heated steering wheel is exactly the same as the steering wheel on the models without heated steering wheel. Is it then possible to connect the heating element (on a CX5 without the heated steering wheel) as an after-market mod?


Yep I wonder about that as well even though I have the heated steering wheel. The wiring harness has to have the wires and connections ready.
 
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2019 CX-5 GT 184 2.2 twin turbodiesel auto - Sonic Silver
I can assure you that the steering wheels are not the same. You also need a different clock spring, a control unit and a switch panel.
 

boandlkramer

US Specs in Europe
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'17 CX-5 GT AWD; '18 BMW X3
I don’t understand why people do this.

These are one of the biggest purchases of our lives, for me, it seems self defeating to skimp on an option only to try and retrofit it later at a greater cost.

A 1500 option is just a couple dozen dollars more a month.
 
I don’t understand why people do this.

These are one of the biggest purchases of our lives, for me, it seems self defeating to skimp on an option only to try and retrofit it later at a greater cost.

A 1500 option is just a couple dozen dollars more a month.


My guess is a lot of people get nervous at the numbers when making a major purchase. It’s usually a sign they are spending way beyond their comfort zone.

In my case, this was the first fully loaded car I’ve bought in my lifetime. I usually go for mid trim models. I can say though that I don’t regret it at all. Things that were frivolous or unnecessary have turned out to be really nice to have. I would do it again if the situation arose.
 
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2017 CX5 AWD Touring
I dont understand why people do this.

These are one of the biggest purchases of our lives, for me, it seems self defeating to skimp on an option only to try and retrofit it later at a greater cost.

A 1500 option is just a couple dozen dollars more a month.

Sometimes the particular option/color people want is not available, so they have to compromise.

Going from a 2017 AWD Touring with PEP to a 2017 AWD Grand Touring with Premium is about a $5,000 jump in price.

The heated steering wheel is nice but not available on the Touring. One has to get the GT and then if you want the HUD, you have to get the Premium Package. Like I mentioned, at that point you are about $5,000 more in price.
 

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