323i coupe 96' steering wheel replacement.

Notices
 

Thread: 323i coupe 96' steering wheel replacement.

Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. 323i coupe 96' steering wheel replacement. 
    #1
    Bimmer Fan
    Car Details
    mck684's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    323i
    Year of Manufacture:
    1997
    Transmission Type:
    automatic
    Car Body Type:
    coupe

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    bicester
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    hi,

    i hate the steering wheel on my e36 323, it feels far to big and feels a bit like your driving a bus and not a car! its got an airbag in it so i reckon itll be a pain to change.

    id like to get more of a sporty look (smaller, thicker) but retain the airbag. anyone know how hard this is or can recommend any bmw aftermarket wheels that were options for bmw 3 series such as alpina, or the 'm' decal, or even anything that will look decent.

    i have attached a pic of my existing double decker bus wheel.

    thanks.
    Attached Images
     
     

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3.  
    #2
    BFuk Legend
    Car Details
    steve23002's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    530i Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2002
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    steve23002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Buckingham
    Posts
    11,712
    Thanks
    8,589
    Thanked 8,379 Times in 5,803 Posts
    I got rid of the airbag on my 325
    I replaced my wheel with an M-Tech item, removed the airbag warning from the dash and removed the controller from under the rear seat
    The only problem you will have is if you have a passenger airbag.
    Might not be recommended to remove the airbag but the wheel is a lot nicer IMO.
     
     

  4.  
    #3
    Administrator
    Car Details
    Ian S's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    E60 530D, 911 C4S, Yaris T Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Loon
    Ian S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    4,001
    Thanks
    2,158
    Thanked 2,262 Times in 1,732 Posts
    That looks like the same as the one I had on my M3. I replaced it with one of the later style mtech wheels but still with the single stage airbag. Straight swap. But disconnect the battery before removing the steering wheel to avoid any danger / airbag lights coming on.
     
     

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts