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What Is A Cold Weather Package On A Car
Interested in a used A8L (2011 or ’12), but cold weather package is a must for me. Would visual cues help me know if the car has the cold weather package? Where are the steering wheel heater and rear seat heater buttons located?
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The steering wheel heater switch (small round button) is on the left side of the steering column, behind the steering column adjustment control switch (see picture below).
The rear seat heater controls are located on top of the rear armrest, similar to the image below, but without the seat ventilation controls in 2011/2012.
The rear armrest is usually in the pictures so it would be hard to tell. Usually I get a front shot of the steering wheel, so it’s hard to even spot it.
If you get a picture in the trunk, you should be able to see the cockpit. I don’t think a CW pickup truck has a small door?
Cold Weather Package
EDIT: Did some research on Cars.com and it looks like the non-CW package cars have a carpeted filler plate instead of a plastic door with a latch, so you should be able to tell from a trunk pic.
Just bought a 2011 A8 and thought it had the CW package because it has heated rear seats. It has no switch under the handlebar adjustment, just a filler plate. Can a heated steering wheel be activated by simply adding a switch to the steering wheel?
You will also need a heated steering wheel automatically as they have versions with and without a heater.
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On the 4th of July the family and I decided to go on a road trip to Rockport, MA which is 180 miles from home. This post is not about the amazing range of the Model S, but rather how the Subzero Weather Package minimized complaints, but more importantly, saved me some money.
The Subzero Weather Package is a $750 option that can only be added at the time of purchase. I haven’t heard of anyone being able to recreate the option later. The Tesla website shows a car driving in snow as a marketing teaser for the Weather Package, but it actually has little to do with driving in snow. The alternate image shows a better representation of what you get – the heater.
Tesla calls it “Cold Weather” on the touchscreen controls but the package is marketed as the “Subzero Weather Package.”
The main reason I bought the subzero weather pack is because I live in New England and anything to help in the winter is worth it! But seriously, my family loves seat warmers. My wife never drives without the seat heater to help with her back problems.
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The Model S takes seat heaters to a new level by providing three seat heater positions for the rear. Each can be controlled independently of the other and can be adjusted from 1 – 3 heat settings. From off position, tap once to go to level 3, then tap again to go to level 2 and so on. One suggestion would be a relatively easy change via a firmware update if they provide a quick “off” capability. I always do an extra tap to go from 3 to off. Long press maybe?
When I first got the Model S, only 1 of my 5 seat heaters worked. A reboot fixed it and they’ve been fine ever since. The seat heaters work amazingly well and it’s no surprise that Tesla recommends using them to provide heat versus raising the cabin temperature as it’s a much more efficient way to keep warm.
In addition to the quick “off” capability, I’d like to see cold weather elements controlled by the app so I can heat my seat as well as my cabin before getting in.
Another annoyance is that Tesla, in their minimal no-buttons approach, decided not to provide rear passengers with controls on their rear. This means that as a driver I get constant requests to raise or lower the temperature at various rear positions (my co-pilot still hasn’t been brave enough to touch the screen). Short of adding switches to the back of the cockpit (impossible for a Tesla, and not happening with just a software update), I don’t see that being addressed. They might want to consider how little access they have to the Model X. SUV rear seats await inspection!
Cold Weather Package
So, back to why I’m writing this in July. The trip was great and Rockport, MA is beautiful, but in traditional New England fashion, right after the “lobsta” roll, it got cloudy, dropped to 65 and rained on us. I had a one-person umbrella packed in my glove compartment, but otherwise we were unprepared. After an hour of shopping in the rain and buying expensive sweatshirts, the seat warmers held their own. Everyone’s feet were burning on the way home as we dried off and warmed up.
Seat heaters aren’t just for the winter months and can help relieve a stiff back, take some of the boredom out of long drives and keep you warm when you’re physically or mentally cold.
The other two options that come with the Tesla Model S Subzero Weather Package relate to your windshield. What Tesla calls a “wiper defroster” is a set of heating elements that are part of the lower windshield designed to heat your wipers and prevent them from freezing on the windshield. They’re also supposed to help clear snow from the wipers, but I’ve heard mixed reviews about its effectiveness. The heating elements are controlled by touching the dash. Like the seat warmers, it can’t be controlled from the mobile app, but having it allows you to defrost the wipers before you even get to your frozen car. Also, it’s important to note that these heating elements automatically turn off after a period of time, so you’ll need to turn them back on periodically if you still need some work done.
I never noticed until now when I was taking pictures for this post, but did you ever notice that the Model S Frank has no washer fluid to detract from its beauty? It turns out they are tucked under the edge of the fender next to the windshield.
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This placement will minimize the possibility of them becoming covered in ice and snow. The third option that comes with the Tesla Model S Subzero Weather Package is a heated element to keep the wipers clear of snow and ice. By all accounts it does a pretty good job at it. Looked up prices online for a new serpentine belt for my truck. And I keep coming across this word in the description. I know there are double highs. Installed and ambulance equipped truck but I’ve never heard of a cold weather package, can someone explain to me what that could be?
The cold weather package indicated the presence or absence of an exhaust back pressure “warm up” valve. Starting with the 99 Up SuperDuty, a truck could be ordered without this valve. However, before 2003, all trucks were equipped with heater valves.
Ok, thanks for explaining what it is, but I’m still lost that it doesn’t matter which belt you buy.
Do you see a different belt part number for cold weather vs non cold weather for applications with the same alternate number?
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It appears that the cold weather package on the Super Duty was no longer removable as of the 2000 model year. Since yours is an 03, it should have the cold weather package.
I had the same problem today. Heard a funny noise from the engine compartment, and when I looked, my belt was only half as wide.
Napa shown with or without the cold weather pack. They had one without the cold weather so I took my belt and they looked the same. If the guy checked the glasses and the only difference is a quarter inch difference in length.
2000 7.3 F 350, needed a new belt so I bought both belts, not sure which one I needed, seemed like the cold weather belt was at least an inch longer, which I didn’t need, so I brought it back, the other one works great.
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Welcome to this board and to the TD41 FTE community. This is a useful observation you posted (even though you are responding to a 6 year old post).
I will answer another old one! Just replaced on my Northern Minnesota 2001 7.3. Gates bought
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