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Old 11-21-2012, 06:22 PM
cleung cleung is offline
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Heated Steering not very warm

Hey guys,

Has anyone had issues with their heated steering wheel not getting very warm or taking a very long time to warm up? My wife's X3's heated steering wheel turns on and stays on but doesn't really warm up. Compared with my e60 the e60 heats up very quick and I usually need to turn it off because its getting almost too warm. With the e83 it gets lukewarm at best, the other day I drove it on the highway for about 45 minutes before it got to what I would consider warm.
Initially I thought maybe its a battery voltage issue because I was having some signs of a dying battery so I bought a new agm battery last night, installed it but that didn't help. Now I'm wondering if maybe it could be the relay that's malfunctioned? I'm basically trying everything else besides the actual steering wheel because the steering wheel is super expensive. I thought maybe it could even be the slip ring but I talked to the head tech at my dealer and he says usually if their is a issue with the slip ring that it would throw a code. If anyone has some insight it would be greatly appreciated.
2004 BMW 530i
2008 BMW X3 3.0i
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