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Old 26th March 2011, 21:09   #1
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"SPORT" button relocation

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Will this steering wheel fit our cars?
How hard would it be to wire the sports button that comes on the steering wheel?

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Old 26th March 2011, 21:34   #2
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Those wheels are the same as the face lift M5 wheel, except they are wrapped in Alcantara and they have two small cutouts at the back for the shift paddles. They don't have a sport button.
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Old 26th March 2011, 21:36   #3
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that would be sick. especially since it says you can x-fer the other buttons over to it. staying tuned..
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I think the steering wheel buttons are all ibus integrated, they're not simple switches like the sport button.
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Those wheels are the same as the face lift M5 wheel, except they are wrapped in Alcantara and they have two small cutouts at the back for the shift paddles. They don't have a sport button.
If you read the description, this is the CSL wheel, it doesnt come with the multifunction stuff, just a "SPORT" button. If it fits then i would love to have it..but i would want to make the "SPORT" button functional

http://compare.ebay.com/like/3603546...=263602_309572

Except i believe theres no paddle shifts that come with it

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The button board on the wheel is not actually part of the wheel, I'm not sure how that Sport button works. The picture in your first link shows the wheel with the standard button board.
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The button board on the wheel is not actually part of the wheel, I'm not sure how that Sport button works. The picture in your first link shows the wheel with the standard button board.
I am pretty sure the wheel comes with the button board and the bottom trim piece...if you read the description in the link it says thats not the actual picture, instead the actual picture the wheel comes with no multifuctions board, but instead comes with the one with just the SPORT button...but you can simply swap the top trim piece if you wish.
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I don't think the sport button does enough to necessitate its placement on the steering wheel. It's sensible for the E60, but not for the E39.
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My thinking might be to change the function of one of the buttons already on there, one I don't use, perhaps the phone voice activation button or the R/T button, if I were to feel the need to have a button to hand on the wheel.
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My thinking might be to change the function of one of the buttons already on there, one I don't use, perhaps the phone voice activation button or the R/T button, if I were to feel the need to have a button to hand on the wheel.
The reason i want this wheel is because i want a alacantra one and the price is good. The top trim with all the buttons cost a good bit of money i would assume ~100$ would be my guess...
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