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Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by patrick40363, Oct 24, 2015.
Any one know if it is possible to retrofit existing steering wheel on 85D to a heated version?
If you find a Service Center willing to do it, PLEASE let me know!
You mean to say its possible but service center won't do it?:smile:
Heated steering is part of the winter package and therefore OP cannot opt for just heated steering wheel that too after delivery
i hope this is not the case, but I wouldn't be surprised if Tesla says you can only retrofit the heated steering wheel if you retrofit the entire winter package - meaning new rear seats, new steering wheel, new windshield, new wiper sprayers, and maybe even new wipers. That will likely run at least $7k, if not more.
Can you even retrofit the winter package
Technically you should be able to. But again, finding a Service Center willing to do it would be the issue. Nothing about it would shouldn't be impossible, but that could be said about many things.
I don't believe that the economics of this will work out. The heated wheel requires a different wire harness, not just a swap out of the actual wheel.
+1 on a new harness. That's not to say a competent car audio shop couldn't make it happen via it's own power source and switch.
i have the winter package but missed the heated steering wheel by the slimmest of margins (rumors of it showing up were circulating about a month before i took ownership). would love to add this in if possible.
So who will try to find out the costs?
I just heard back from Tesla and they will not retrofit unless you have the cold weather package. I don't have the package as it didn't include the heated steering when I ordered my car so I passed on that option. Oh well.
who did you contact? id be willing to reach out and find out cost for us with the cold weather package. Thanks.
Edit: PM'd you patrick.
I'm in the same boat as Bobby -- just missed the heated wheel (some people who ordered at the same time got it). I do have the winter package, just not the wheel itself. I'd seriously consider the upgrade. Please post if you get a quote. If I talk to them soon, I'll ask myself.
Got off the phone with the local SC (tysons), and they said certain vins were locked out from the retrofit. Mine was apparently (P61xxx), but if they could it was estimated at $2400.... so yeah.... even if I could get it, that's an absurd price for something I haven't really missed.
Heated steering wheel or winter package?
i told him i had the winter package, but its possible he misheard me. since i was locked out from getting it I didnt press him on anything. makes me wonder what vins arent locked out, as youd think a car built just before the switch was made to be the most compatible. owell.
I have the winter package without the wheel.
I was also quoted 2400.
But the wife has always wanted it....
I was just told that they can only retrofit VIN from 10.2014 to 2.2015. Mine doesn't qualify. Oh well!
odd, my car was delivered 12/8/14 and was told I was not able to have it installed. im thinking your guy was correct, and mine not. the former makes more sense. $2400 is not worth it to me, however.