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    Howdy y'all
    Quick one: how does the horn and airbag connect to the loom from the steering wheel?
    Ive finally got round to getting rid of the chav wheel that was on the car when purchased and putting in an original mtec airbag tri stitch wheel.
    Ive read about the slipring but there arent any on the back of the wheel I purchased.
    The 4 wires from the horn and wheel go to a small grey block inside the back of the wheel and go at a right angle to a ribbon cable about 20mm long.
    Does this sound familiar to anyone?

    Many thanks guys,
    Paul.
     
     

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    You should be able to take the slipring off the old wheel and put it on the Mtec one, fitting is the same on both.
     
     

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    Yeah but there wasnt one on the old wheel, someone had just put a switch for the horn in under the dash :(
     
     

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    Can anybody shed any light on this? I have no idea how the wheel electrically connects to the car :(
     
     

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    you need a spiot ring. i need a new one again.
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    Not sure if this will help you - but I changed the steering wheel in the Z3 yesterday - I took this side by side comparison picture:



    The wheel on the left still has the slip ring attached.

    (*) The yellow connector fits to the rear of the airbag (push fit)
    (*) The brown wire connects to the spade connector on the airbag surround and is the horn iirc
    (*) The blue wire is a ground iirc and runs from the slip ring to the centre metal plate on the steering wheel (11 o'clock position)

    There was also 2 push fit multi connectors on the bottom of my slip ring which connected to corresponding connections under the centre column (one orange multi connector and one white mulit connector).

    IIRC all of the screws are T10 as well (3 x slip ring and the 1 that holds the blue wire on the front).

    This link might also help further:

    http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/e36/M3...el_for_airbag/

    HTH

    * 2016 BMW M135i LCI (F20): current
    * 2016 Mercedes Benz GLA 200d AMG Line (X156): current
     
     

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