I'm also open to entertain thoughts of a third party steering wheel heater if anyone out there has loved one. Thanks for any recommendations!
Well I don't know how insurance companies in Canada would adress a salvage vehicle. Never the less its not something I'd want. Especially retired and not a mechanic with resources as it would be a money pit for me and I'd get severe backlash from my wife. Yeah....@ecanderson - thanks for the detailed technical response. The BCM and underlying wiring loom are the big risks here that will most likely keep me from pursuing.
@Tripplec - I hear you. I have bought my last 4 vehicles as salvage and then rebuild them for my own personal use. Keeps the cost down and gives me some fun hobby work. As such, I take what I can find (and win) at auction