There would be no 'swap' to it since that wasn't even an option on Acadia back then. You'd be starting a modification with non-Acadia parts which would probably require a bunch more work, including some fairly complex wiring mods. Would be less costly in both parts and labor to just look into a heated steering wheel cover.I'd really like to add a heated steering wheel to my 2016 SLT-1 Acadia. I can't seem to find any information on it. Had anyone successfully completed this swap?
I take that back. It was a new 'standard feature' in 2016 on the SLT-2 and Denali trims (thank you, GMPartsDirect and GMC Acadia/Acadia Denali - 2016). You'd still be looking at some possible wiring mods to accommodate the heated steering wheel if your Acadia wasn't wired to accept that option. It might only have been available with the memory seat option, among others. If that's the case, wiring harnesses would be really different - likely BCM programming, too.There would be no 'swap' to it since that wasn't even an option on Acadia back then. ...
I suspect it would be more cost and effort then a lifetime supply of Walmart winter gloves.Have fun!! Let us know how much hair you have left when you finally get it to work. 🤣 🤣 🤣
I have the heated wheel on my Acadia and without a doubt it's appreciated since I really don't like wearing either hats or gloves. Never thought I'd miss the rain sensing wipers but I do - not a show stopper but nice to have....options not on my Acadia that I truly miss. Rain sensing wipers and the heated wheel.
Factory options get different wiring harnesses quite often - like fog lights, halogen/HID headlights, memory seats, and others. Explore any parts list and you'll see that.if it was available in the model year likely the wiring harness is already configured. Doubt GM would have two harness part numbers for with and without.
Understand about a cold steering wheel on the hands . . . especially in low single or below " 0 " temps.Yes the 2015 Denali was the first to have the feature as my 2014 does not. I’m very interested in how this goes as I get older and the blood doesn’t flow as well my hands are cold on those -5 degree mornings. And that’s with parking in the garage.
if it was available in the model year likely the wiring harness is already configured. Doubt GM would have two harness part numbers for with and without.