Heated Steering Wheel

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2017 CX5 AWD Touring
I’m trying to figure how you came up with that number. Pricing a 2018 CX5 AWD on Mazda’s website the Touring with PP comes to $29700 (rounded). The GT with PP comes to $32000. That’s a $2300 difference.

These are actual prices of 2 vehicles I looked at:

CX5 AWD Touring with PEP = $29,100 MSRP
CX5 AWD Grand Touring with Premium = $33,500 MSRP

$4,400 difference plus the tax increase of $400 = $4,800

So rounded off it is about $5,000 more in price between the Touring and GT

I ended up getting my CX5 AWD Touring with PEP for $26,500 plus TTL

That's what I had on the table. Some people might have had other offers/deals but that's what I had and dealt with. Online, the website doesn't accurately give you the destination charges and local state pricing on CX5s. That's why some people can get better deals and others get worse deals.
 
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These are actual prices of 2 vehicles I looked at:

CX5 AWD Touring with PEP = $29,100 MSRP
CX5 AWD Grand Touring with Premium = $33,500 MSRP

$4,400 difference plus the tax increase of $400 = $4,800

So rounded off it is about $5,000 more in price between the Touring and GT

I ended up getting my CX5 AWD Touring with PEP for $26,500 plus TTL

That's what I had on the table. Some people might have had other offers/deals but that's what I had and dealt with. Online, the website doesn't accurately give you the destination charges and local state pricing on CX5s. That's why some people can get better deals and others get worse deals.


I’m guessing the MSRP changes based on the zip code entered. That could explain things.
 
So the question remains. Can this be added if I wanted to? I get all the arguments but my father wanted it and it wasn't in the car that otherwise fit the bill.

Thank you Anchorman, the diagram at the beginning of this thread is great!

Looks like to add a heated steering wheel, we need:
new OEM heated steering wheel ($$$$)
dashboard switch to control it (and likely the seat warmer switches as they are probably one unit)
steering warmer control unit (which appears to be part of the wheel)
steering warmer unit (an integral part of the wheel)
Start Stop Unit
IG1 relay, steering wheel warmer relay, IG1 fuse and ST.HEATER fuse
compatible clock spring
interconnecting wiring (though really pretty minimal)

I am guessing the IG1 relay and the start stop unit are already there as common items. That can be determined by sight and by reading if there is switched power at the IG1 fuse.

Anyone know if the clock spring is common?

Anyone know if any of these interconnection small wiring harnesses are populated?

This seems pretty reasonable. I called a few dealerships to see if they'd do it and all said it was impossible. I am not accepting that answer.
 
So nobody has anything to add? No reference to an online wiring diagram? No helpful pictures of the harness in a car that doesn't have one to show yes/no if behind the seat heater switches the connector is there for the wheel heater?

Thinking the start/stop unit is engine start/stop which this car doesn't have. One less item in my list to worry about.

I took apart an MX-5 this week to add apple carplay. Mazda really knows how to put together a dash modularly. The pieces came apart easily but never broke tabs or clips. All logical and well done. Minimal effort but very secure snaps as things went back. I was really impressed. Can't imagine the CX-5 will be any different.
 
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NS, Canada
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2020 CX-5 GT Turbo
So nobody has anything to add? No reference to an online wiring diagram? No helpful pictures of the harness in a car that doesn't have one to show yes/no if behind the seat heater switches the connector is there for the wheel heater?

This may be of some use to you

 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
So nobody has anything to add? No reference to an online wiring diagram? No helpful pictures of the harness in a car that doesn't have one to show yes/no if behind the seat heater switches the connector is there for the wheel heater?

Thinking the start/stop unit is engine start/stop which this car doesn't have. One less item in my list to worry about.

I took apart an MX-5 this week to add apple carplay. Mazda really knows how to put together a dash modularly. The pieces came apart easily but never broke tabs or clips. All logical and well done. Minimal effort but very secure snaps as things went back. I was really impressed. Can't imagine the CX-5 will be any different.
Nobody can add anything about this mod is because nobody has tried. It seemed you’re a DIYer and you can always start to collect all the price info on parts needed you’ve already know for heated steering wheel. I personally wouldn’t try this mod simply the parts will be too many and cost will be too high. Just check the price for heated leather steering wheel alone first, and you won’t be able to find a used one easily too.
 
I know it is going to be both expensive and risky that I'll be able to pull it off. Don't think there is any risk to trying, only in wasting the not-insignificant part costs. Still, I think it is worth it. That said, it is for my father and I haven't been able to sneak into his car and pull the seat heater switch to see if there is a plug in there for the harness to the wheel. Will do asap. If I get it working, I promise I'll post the success here.

The manuals are a huge deal. Thank you.
 
I get this isn't as necessary a project to most folks. If I lived somewhere with normal weather I would be wondering why anyone cares. I am in New England though and for a few months it does get bitter, bitter cold. The heated wheel becomes really, really nice.
 

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