2015 Porsche Macan S: Heated Steering Wheel Button
July 01, 2014
The cluttered center console in our 2015 Porsche Macan S is a friendly reminder that Porsche loves loves LOVES buttons. There are myriad buttons in all shapes and sizes strewn about in a logic that I have yet to decipher. Our Monroney claims we have a "Heated Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel in Carbon Fiber ($615)," but where is the button to keep our hands warm when the temperature drops below 80 degrees?
Well, if not in the waterfall of toggles and pushables, it surely must be located to the left of the steering wheel as in our 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Nope, not there either.
While searching through the owner's manual to decode a different set of switches, I stumbled upon the location of the errant button. It's hidden in the crevasses of the steering wheel, on the inside of the lower spoke. The unintuitive placement makes me wonder why Porsche didn't utilize the ample real estate below the shifter to stick the heated steering wheel button.
Cameron Rogers, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 916 miles