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Steering wheel scroll wheels get really hot?


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Jan 29, 2019
New York
Both 'within spec'.

This is a trade-off for having the metal scroll wheels on the newer 3/Ys. Hot in summer, cold in winter.

The Center screen getting excessively hot has been an issue since 2017, some have failed (potentially as a result) and needed to be replaced, others continue to work even after years in desert and tropical climates and outdoor parking.

Not much you can do while driving into the sun or with the sun directly above.
While parked, consider a winshield sun screen, cabin overheat protection to keep the interior temps down a bit, and/or the numerous screen covers (perhaps in white) to keep some of the heat at bay.
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Haha, yeah the metal scroll wheels are soooo much nicer than the cheap rubber ones whenever the weather is moderate.
But otherwise they get damn cold! And hot!

Could be worse though. Back when I lived in Arizona my old Mini Cooper had a bare solid metal gearshift knob.

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Does anyone have experience the scrolling button on the steering wheel of Model 3 2021 gets very hot and also the back of the computer?
New Model Y from Jan-23, the scroll wheels are now plastic. It’s so much more comfortable to handle these as they’re not ice cold every morning! They’re the same ball like shape, so perhaps Tesla service can replace yours.

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