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post #1 of 5 Old 18th September 2005, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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How do you remove the steering wheel?

It's probably very simple but before I change mine I'd like to know if there are any snags to watch out for. The wheel on my 1/91 build is shot. There is no leather on the top half of the wheel. I had lunch with a friend who is building his '97 M3 into a track only car. He mentioned that he had just ordered a new steering wheel and the opportunist in me asked about his old M3 wheel. He said he would like to just give it to me but money was tight, so how about $75.

I pick it up this Friday.

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Re: How do you remove the steering wheel?

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Its really simple to remove the steering wheel, I'm presuming you don't have an airbag?

Remove the BMW badge to the centre of the steering wheel, you'll see a big nut (22 or 23mm), just undo it and pull.

One thing though, pretty sure the E36 steering wheel will not fit the E34?

Hope that helps




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It's probably very simple but before I change mine I'd like to know if there are any snags to watch out for. The wheel on my 1/91 build is shot. There is no leather on the top half of the wheel. I had lunch with a friend who is building his '97 M3 into a track only car. He mentioned that he had just ordered a new steering wheel and the opportunist in me asked about his old M3 wheel. He said he would like to just give it to me but money was tight, so how about $75.

I pick it up this Friday.

Thanks,
Greg S.

1/91 AW 3.7
Dinan Stg 2 (three weeks from now)
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Dinan chip
Euro cam gears
850i brakes soon
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Re: How do you remove the steering wheel?

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Greg

Its really simple to remove the steering wheel, I'm presuming you don't have an airbag?

Remove the BMW badge to the centre of the steering wheel, you'll see a big nut (22 or 23mm), just undo it and pull.

One thing though, pretty sure the E36 steering wheel will not fit the E34?

Hope that helps
I do have an air bag and I'm replacing it with another airbag steering wheel.
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Re: How do you remove the steering wheel?

Still different part numbers. I think the columns have more/less splines?

I'm 99.9% sure it won't fit. I could of course be wrong.

You see a lot of Guys getting steering wheels off eBay and relisting them a week later 'cos they're not interchangeable.





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Re: How do you remove the steering wheel?

I believe they should have different part numbers. The M3 wheel is smaller. I'm also going by this info: http://bmwe34m5.com/faqs/?theme=1&le...nt_id_select=3

I also did a search and found this:
Fitting an e36 airbag steering wheel - step by step instructions
I'll try it and if it doesn't fit I'll put it on ebay just like the rest.

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