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Spring, Fall and Winters here in Oregon can be quite cold and driving with the top down allows me to turn on my heated steering wheel. Is it just my imagination or is the heat of the steering wheel directly proportional to the position of the heat marker used with the heater on the console ? The owners manual hardly mentions the heated steering wheel.
 

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Spring, Fall and Winters here in Oregon can be quite cold and driving with the top down allows me to turn on my heated steering wheel. Is it just my imagination or is the heat of the steering wheel directly proportional to the position of the heat marker used with the heater on the console ? The owners manual hardly mentions the heated steering wheel.
I'd be happy to compare mine, but I'm not clear on what you are referring to as the "heat marker used with the heater on the console." Let me know (attach a pic?) and I'll check mine.
 

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I only use mine for the first 5 or 10 minutes when I get in the car on cold days.
Once the cabin of the car is warmed up I switch it off.
But then I do have a Cayman and not a Boxster
 

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I would prefer a wheel that provided more heat than mine, since the temperature bump is fairly minimal.
 

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I'd be happy to compare mine, but I'm not clear on what you are referring to as the "heat marker used with the heater on the console." Let me know (attach a pic?) and I'll check mine.
Heat marker meaning the level that is set for the climate control in your cabin. It must be my imagination as nobody else has noticed it. It seems minimal at times then very hot, so I just thought there might be a correlation. Maybe not.
 

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Mine can get quite warm if left on, so I manually shut it off after a few minutes. Does anyone know if there is an auto shut off based on temp or time?
 

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I don't have the steering wheel option, but occasionally my palms get very sweaty.:eek: Is it a hidden feature like the non-Sport Chrono launch? :D
 

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Heat marker meaning the level that is set for the climate control in your cabin. It must be my imagination as nobody else has noticed it. It seems minimal at times then very hot, so I just thought there might be a correlation. Maybe not.
Got it. I haven't noticed a correlation with cabin temp setting. Like jt4006 above, mine gets quite warm to the point of being uncomfortable. Not hot, just unnaturally warm, if that makes sense.
 

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It’s literally the first button I press upon startup and I leave it on all the time. ?

I have definitely noticed a difference, at times it is much warmer than other times. A difference enough to make me think it was somehow linked to heating controls. Ran a few tests but didn’t notice a great difference in the heated wheel when I changed the heat setting on the console. I’m sure there’s some logic to it, maybe linked to outside temperature.
 

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I'm sure I remember reading somewhere that over a certain cabin temperature the heat on the wheel will not turn on.
Anyway, once my hands are warm, the cabin heat and heated seat are enough, and I turn the wheel off.
 

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I would rather it be a mild heat than too over-powering. Never had a heated steering wheel before. I will put my hands in front of the vents on cold days in my VW GTI, so whenever I get my 718 it will be a nice little luxury during the 6 weeks of cold in Texas.
 
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Has anyone else noticed that the heated wheel on the Boxster does not seem to get very warm. The wheel got much hotter on my Macan.
 

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I haven't experienced any change in the heated steering wheel's temperature. On or off... It's true that it's not very hot but seems designed to give sufficient additional warmth for added comfort. Seems fine.
 

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I haven't experienced any change in the heated steering wheel's temperature. On or off... It's true that it's not very hot but seems designed to give sufficient additional warmth for added comfort. Seems fine.
Concur, but wish it was significantly warmer.
 

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I used my heated wheel for the first time yesterday. It seems to be significantly warmer in the bottom half than the top. Which doesn't make much sense as your hands are on the top half 🙄
 
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