528i (E39) Steering Wheel Heater only stays on when warm outside

Group,
The heated streering wheel works OK when the outside temp is about 45 f or above. When colder, the green light comes on for a second and then goes
off.
It is a relay going bad?
Thanks,
Ray P '98 528i 145k miles
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Sounds like someone has swapped the normally open and normally closed connections on the thermostat!
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