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Old 04-28-2019, 04:15 AM
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I live outside the US and bought a used 2009 997.2 C2S that was made for US market. Below are what I know make the US market Carreras different from European:

- yellow side markers
- rear bumper guards on each side of license plate
- no automatic “folding” of side mirrors

The third one is the only thing that bugs me because where I live (Seoul, Korea) the parking spaces are generally very compact.

However I also noticed this winter that my steering wheel does not have heating! I looked everywhere underneath the steering wheel and there is no button. Is this yet another fact about US market Carreras? Or did my previous owner exclude this “option”?

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Old 04-29-2019, 10:47 AM
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I know this much (or at least think I know this) but it is not possible to get a heated steering wheel with the PDK paddles. The original button wheels can be heated as an option.

Heated steering wheel seems silly until you've used one. They're great.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by iipod View Post
However I also noticed this winter that my steering wheel does not have heating! I looked everywhere underneath the steering wheel and there is no button. Is this yet another fact about US market Carreras? Or did my previous owner exclude this “option”?
It was an option (#345). Expand the Standalone Options menu to see everything that was available on MY2009 C2S US market cars: https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/pors...rrera-s-coupe/
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:43 AM
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The heated steering wheel is a part of the multi function wheel with shift buttons rather than paddles. I've got heating on my USA 2010 C4S PDK. It is nice to have, especially with arthritic knuckles!!!

I recall a kit to convert the buttons to paddles but I'm in that minority that prefers the buttons.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:51 AM
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I had a heated wheel in my 2011 Carrera GTS. It was a Multifunction wheel with PDK buttons. I was so happy to see it go.
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:54 PM
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My 2009 C4S with multifunction wheel has heated feature
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by iipod View Post
I live outside the US and bought a used 2009 997.2 C2S that was made for US market. Below are what I know make the US market Carreras different from European:

- yellow side markers
- rear bumper guards on each side of license plate
- no automatic “folding” of side mirrors

The third one is the only thing that bugs me because where I live (Seoul, Korea) the parking spaces are generally very compact.

However I also noticed this winter that my steering wheel does not have heating! I looked everywhere underneath the steering wheel and there is no button. Is this yet another fact about US market Carreras? Or did my previous owner exclude this “option”?

Thanks
I have a heated wheel on my 2012 TTS. Im the third owner. The car was spec'ed with the multi function wheel so maybe it came with that option as someone before me mentioned.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by wjk_glynn View Post
It was an option (#345). Expand the Standalone Options menu to see everything that was available on MY2009 C2S US market cars: https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/pors...rrera-s-coupe/
+1, it's an option that you needed to select & originally pay for. You could have gotten it as an option on the standard steering wheel with PDK buttons in 2009.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:51 PM
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I've got a 2009 C2S launch car, it has a heated wheel
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:09 PM
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My 2009 C2S has the heated wheel, too. I have no idea how to turn it on or off, so I can't say if it works.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:14 PM
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My 2009 C2S has the heated wheel, too. I have no idea how to turn it on or off, so I can't say if it works.
There's a small button on the backside of the steering wheel at the bottom of the T piece. When you turn it on, there is a light that comes on the dash indicating it's on.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by mujeriega View Post
There's a small button on the backside of the steering wheel at the bottom of the T piece. When you turn it on, there is a light that comes on the dash indicating it's on.
That's going to come in handy in Wisconsin!
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Balr14 View Post
My 2009 C2S has the heated wheel, too. I have no idea how to turn it on or off, so I can't say if it works.
at the lowest part of the wheel, on the side nearest the dash are a couple of dimples that you can feel. Push one or the other dimple and you should get a message that says you have turned the heated wheel on or off
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:40 PM
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Thanks a lot, guys! It's kind of late... I will be selling the car soon. I never drove it when it was cold enough to need a heated steering wheel. I'll have to try it once before it's gone.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:14 PM
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My heated wheel also comes on with the drivers seat heater
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