Heated steering wheel install

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Heated steering wheel install

Postby brickbox » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:34 pm

So, after many months of just putzing around town in the Pathy (thanks Covid!), I am getting restless at tackling a project and am toying with the idea of adding heated steering wheel to my Silver edition 2011 Pathy.

Coming fresh off the install of heated seats in my other car for the upcoming cold months, I am about as ready as I'm every going to feel to tackle this install.

In preparation, I got my hands on a used a heated steering wheel of an '08 LE as well as the dash switch and connectors with some wiring. I have a 5 pin relay and the combination switch (with the extra connector, p/n#25560-9CH5A) on it's way from a Nissan dealer in FL!

My current plan for powering the heated steering wheel is to use an "Add a circuit" in the little fuse panel that's in the passenger cabin.
Had a couple of questions that I am hoping the knowledgeable folks can here with:
1. Is there a diagram on what fuses are what or do I have to physically look within the panel? I may have missed it, but I didn't find a table listing the fuses in section 8-25 of the owners manual
2. The '08 has a different set of switches on the steering wheel itself. I was wondering if I can just swap those switches off the steering wheel of my 2011?

I will definitely have more questions along the way, but for now I have to wait for 2 weeks before I have all the parts in hand.

Thanks!


brickbox
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Re: Heated steering wheel install

Postby brickbox » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:00 am

No love? Am I the only wanting to have a heated steering wheel amongst those without a LE? :mrgreen:

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Re: Heated steering wheel install

Postby smj999smj » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:07 pm

I have an 06 LE and it doesn't have a heated steering wheel. I have a steering wheel cover over it, anyway, so it wouldn't benefit me any. I recall someone else talking about doing this, but I don't remember if he ever did it or how he made out. So, you probably won't hear to much about this because I don't think there are many people who have actually done it.


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