2017-2019 Lincoln Continental vehicles (as well as 2017-2019 F-Super Duty, 2015-2019 Edge, 2016-2018 MKX and 2019 Nautilus) may exhibit an inoperative heated steering wheel.
For vehicles equipped with adaptive steering, the steering effort control module (SECM) controls the heated steering wheel feature and is internal to the vehicle’s steering wheel.
For vehicles not equipped with adaptive steering, the heated steering wheel module (HSWM) controls the heated steering wheel feature and is separate from the steering wheel.
Using the OASIS tab on the Ford scan tool, drop down > HVBoM > Features button or other scan tool to determine if the vehicle is equipped with adaptive steering. Refer to the workshop manual section 211-05.