How do I turn on the heated steering wheel in my BMW X3?

I bought a BMW X3 in June. Since the weather is getting cold, I'd like to use the heated steering wheel feature, but I’m not exactly sure how to activate it. How can I turn on the heated steering wheel in my BMW X3?

Chloe Jenkins · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
With winter in full swing, a heated steering wheel definitely makes your drive more comfortable. To activate the heated steering wheel setting on your
, follow these easy steps:
  1. Put your car in accessory or ON mode.
  2. Press the small button with a steering wheel icon behind the left side of your steering wheel, which will turn on your heated steering wheel.
  3. To change the temperature settings, locate your climate control settings and press Menu.
  4. When you see Climate Functions, select Seat heating / Steering wheel heating then Driver.
  5. Check the section for steering wheel heating and set the temperature with the controller. Doing this will turn on steering wheel heating when your car reaches a particular temperature.
Now that you can successfully activate the steering wheel heater on your BMW, you can drive comfortably in the winter. But before you head back out, be sure that you have the best car insurance coverage for the lowest price by comparing quotes with
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