Just a guess but I'm going to say not possible for any reasonable price. You'd basically have to replace all the related components (like the steering wheel) and I'm sure that isn't cheap once the car is manufactured.How possible is it to retrofit the SUBZERO WEATHER PACKAGE? I purchased a used 2015 that does not have it but I could really use it!
How possible is it to retrofit the SUBZERO WEATHER PACKAGE? I purchased a used 2015 that does not have it but I could really use it!
None of the heating elements in the subzero weather package are very costly. At its core, it's simply thin wire. Is it possible that the hardware is built into all (or most?) cars, enabled by software switch?
An argument against is not being able to purchase the subzero package after delivery. But this is not definitive.
If Tesla published a parts manual, we'd be able to tell.
You can look at a non-subzero windshield, and it does not have the heating element visible. So I would argue that no, not all cars have a sleeper subzero package available with a click of a button.
"The unit provides heat for 35 minutes"Would a heated steering wheel cover like this work for you?
The Full Coverage Heated Steering Wheel Cover - Hammacher Schlemmer
Please let us know what you find! I've never had the option, and didn't think I'd care (not to mention my car is just too early to get it even had it been equipped with the cold weather package)My SC is looking into doing the wheel retrofit for me. We'll see what happens. I would love the heated wheel as well.
That was pretty much my thought process on the sub-zero package, My last vehicle had the "heated wipers" just like the MS, but I never found them all that useful, and for the rare rear passenger I wasn't willing to spend the money on those. My only concern had been the washer jets, I have had those freeze in an ICE by using the wrong fluid, but normally I'm good. My real concern was an ICE naturally heats those as they are above that big box of explosions, so I wondered if even "good" fluid may not do well without any heat. (and that particular package is about the only reasonably priced upgrade package Tesla offered at the time...)I had loaners with the package on two separate occasions last winter. Both were heavy "snow days" just by coincidence. These earlier cars did not have the heated steering wheel, but did have all the other options. I came away feeling not so bad that my car doesn't have the package. I rarely have rear seat passengers, but even if I did, having no controls for them in the back seemed really dumb. It means someone in the front seat has to control the heaters, and the level of heat for the rear passengers. I could see that getting old fast. The heated wipers (actually lower band of the glass) did absolutely nothing for the snow/slush build-up that I experienced. Could not tell the difference from my own car without the feature. And you have to pay attention, because the feature will "time out" after a bit and the only way to tell it turned itself off is to open the controls on the 17" and check. I always use high quality washer anti-freeze and have never had a problem, so cannot say what difference heated washer nozzles would have. Again, to me, absolutely no difference.
I can see where a heated steering wheel would be nice. These loaners did not have that.