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post #1 of 11 Old 16th August 2007, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Does E36 M3 Steering Wheel fit E34?

Hi everyone, just got a E34 M5 and was surprised to find that the steering wheel was the exact same ones in a 525 except for the tri-color stitch! Wanted to know if I got a steering wheel from say a '97 M3 will it fit without any modifications or do I need to mess with the hub and all? hope its a direct plug and play fit. thanks
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Hi everyone, just got a E34 M5 and was surprised to find that the steering wheel was the exact same ones in a 525 except for the tri-color stitch! Wanted to know if I got a steering wheel from say a '97 M3 will it fit without any modifications or do I need to mess with the hub and all? hope its a direct plug and play fit. thanks
Depends on the year of your car.
If its late 94 vehicle with the updated airbag, it should be bolt on.

If its an early you'd have to stick with earlier pre 94 airbags.

Early to late can also be accomplished, but that requires some simple rewiring.

Have a look at this site: http://home.earthlink.net/~frankie66...ringwheel.html

Most of it is relevant to e34s as well.
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I have an e36 stearing hub? (is it the word) in my -93 M5.

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My kid brothers 1992 E36 Coupe fits the old M-tech steering wheel off our old 525iX.
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thanks for the input, but being the same generation cars shouldn't it be interchangeable? my e39 m5 can use e46 m3 steering wheel with no mods, is the airbag the same between e36 and e34?
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e36 m3 steering wheel swap

Yes it will work.Afetr buying 2 aftermarket wheels from europe that didn't fit,I did install an e36 M3 wheel with airbag,'96 or '97 in my '93 euro M5.And,it was definitely an upgarde from the stock wheel.
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so kupkake, was it a straight replacement or did you have to use replacement hubs or other parts? and also did the new airbag work as well?
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I couldn't fit a non airbag E36 wheel to my non airbag E34

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No change in hub required.I think the e36 airbag fit as well.My shop did the work and I didn't actually check which airbag was returned to me with M5 wheel.It was well worth it;enjoy.
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