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bavarian19
01-28-2006
Well, after taking a break Ive decided to just get this over with... First, my car: 325i Sport/Premium packages and non-iDrive. These instructions should be pretty much the same for all sport E90's, but I cant guarantee that it is. The only new part that I needed was the wheel itself. ...
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By Sedan_Clan on 07-09-2006, 04:53 PM
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You need more to do in life bro.
I'm not the new booty complaining about fingerprints on shift knobs and b-pillars. Take your own advice and seek clinical assistance ASAP!
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By bmwexecutive on 07-09-2006, 05:27 PM
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I'm not the new booty complaining about fingerprints on shift knobs and b-pillars. Take your own advice and seek clinical assistance ASAP!
E90Post was great until you came along. You're a detriment to this entire group and part of the 20% that makes up those that are supressive to the rest.

BTW: I'm done responding to any future comments from you.
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By Sedan_Clan on 07-09-2006, 05:31 PM
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E90Post was great until you came along. You're a detriment to this entire group and part of the 20% that makes up those that are supressive to the rest.

BTW: I'm done responding to any future comments from you.
I don't bump heads w/ anybody else on this forum bro, so let's not take the diatribe too far. Let's just agree to disagree. I don't have a problem with you, I just find you eccentric at times.
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By slivr on 07-09-2006, 09:17 PM
How much is the steering wheel?

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By Sedan_Clan on 07-09-2006, 09:34 PM
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How much is the steering wheel?

I purchased mine from this guy. He's a quick shipper (..received in 4 days), and the wheel is excellent.

Here is one that he currently has for sale at the moment:

http://cgi.ebay.com/BMW-Original-M-T...QQcmdZViewItem

Price has gone up some. I'm glad that I purchased it when I did. It's still a good price though.

edit:

Here is one that ends in 7 hours, and it's going for $189.00
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By yamazaho on 07-17-2006, 12:03 PM
Wow I have to say that this DIY write is certainly moving me in getting a M-tech steering wheel. Man I ain't gonna lie, at first I was really worrying about the airbag blowing the hell up in my face guys. Man that was just a joke right, who ever mentioned it before??? I mean right now I am in school and I need to drive the whole time. So I can't really afford to have my e90 without a steering wheel!!! Hum, but I can't help the desire of having one of those. Oh what the hell, I am gonna do it!!! Can't help it!! As sonn as coming back from Taiwan, I am gonna do it. Thanks bavarian!! I love the write up and will give it a shot. oh man GOD HELP ME!!!!
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By bavarian19 on 07-17-2006, 12:08 PM
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Wow I have to say that this DIY write is certainly moving me in getting a M-tech steering wheel. Man I ain't gonna lie, at first I was really worrying about the airbag blowing the hell up in my face guys. Man that was just a joke right, who ever mentioned it before??? I mean right now I am in school and I need to drive the whole time. So I can't really afford to have my e90 without a steering wheel!!! Hum, but I can't help the desire of having one of those. Oh what the hell, I am gonna do it!!! Can't help it!! As sonn as coming back from Taiwan, I am gonna do it. Thanks bavarian!! I love the write up and will give it a shot. oh man GOD HELP ME!!!!

haaa... I have joked around about the airbag deploying... By disconnecting the battery (which is almost the first step), your airbag has no power, and certainly shouldnt deploy...

Good luck with the DIY!!! It is really easy, and hopefully my DIY has spelled it out for you...
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By Sedan_Clan on 07-24-2006, 01:00 PM
Which TORX set would you recommend for doing this DIY? Or do you know the specific TORX numbers needed?
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By govtec on 07-30-2006, 01:05 PM
Hey, what's up everybody. Earlier this week I received my mtech wheel I won offf from the guy in sweden on ebay. S&H was actually pretty quick, got it in like 4-5 days!!! So this afternoon me and my dad decided to diy tutorial bavaraian posted in the beginning. Everything went smoothly, until we tried to install the new wheel and realized the center mount and 3 hole plate was not threaded or bored!!! The center mount wasn't bored and the 3 hole was not bored and was close shut so the screw wouldn't even go through it!!! I will write him an email as soon as I am done writing this up. Hopefully it's just a bad batch he had in stock!!! Please see pix for better understanding.
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  #75  
By govtec on 07-30-2006, 01:06 PM
Here is what it should have:
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By Luongo on 07-30-2006, 01:17 PM
I can't believe they shipped you a clearly defective wheel. Was it a replica, not a genuine one? I can't imagine a genuine BMW wheel being released to the market in that condition.

The return shipping back to Sweden may cost you some $$$. Good luck!
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By myfirstbimmer on 07-30-2006, 01:35 PM
Oh crap, wow, it does look different from mine. I ordered from the same guy. Talk to him, he should be able to explain why is it look like that...

Tom
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By govtec on 07-30-2006, 03:59 PM
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I can't believe they shipped you a clearly defective wheel. Was it a replica, not a genuine one? I can't imagine a genuine BMW wheel being released to the market in that condition.

The return shipping back to Sweden may cost you some $$$. Good luck!
It looks and feels genuine and has all the markings of it. Does anybody know where he get's his wheels from? I am getting the exact same wheel from the exact same ebayer bavarian got his. I don't think it's a knock off. I am tempted to walk into a bmw dealer and ask if i could exchange my M wheel for one of theirs even though they are not part of this transaction. I forgot to mention during the reinstallation process, I started the car and received "4x4", "brake" and "dsc" malfunction lights. It went away after a few minutes, hopefully it won't come back on again.
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By govtec on 07-30-2006, 04:01 PM
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Oh crap, wow, it does look different from mine. I ordered from the same guy. Talk to him, he should be able to explain why is it look like that...

Tom
did u receive ur m wheels yet or is it still intransit? let us know if it's threaded or not. hopefully he can catch urs in time before it ships.
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By myfirstbimmer on 07-30-2006, 05:04 PM
Mine is installed, just got it a week ago! But I have no problems with the centering issue. When I was checking it out, there are threads in the center and the 3 complete threads for the screws that is used to hold the airbag...

Let me take it apart later today or tomorrow to confirm it. But was i just said should be 99% accurate....

Tom
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By myfirstbimmer on 07-30-2006, 05:07 PM
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Which TORX set would you recommend for doing this DIY? Or do you know the specific TORX numbers needed?
YOu will need Trox 10, 20 and 30

as well as 16mm socket with an extension and a toruque wrench for 46ft/LB to retightening the bolt up to BMW spec...
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By Sedan_Clan on 07-30-2006, 05:36 PM
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YOu will need Trox 10, 20 and 30

as well as 16mm socket with an extension and a toruque wrench for 46ft/LB to retightening the bolt up to BMW spec...

Thanks bro. Will do!

To the guy who is having an issue with his steering wheel, thank you for bringing this to the attention of the forum. When I saw your post, I ran to my box of uninstalled E90 goodies, and checked my wheel (..which was purchased from the same guy in Sweden/Poland) to make sure it didn't suffer from the same peculiarity. Luckily is was fine. Good luck in your quest for a replacement.
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By 2323 on 07-31-2006, 01:39 PM
" *** Before reconnecting your battery, put your key in the slot and turn your lights to the on position. This way you dont send all of the new electric current to your computer and fry it. I know that its only a small, small probability, but it is a precaution to almost guarantee it wont happen. New computers for your car can cost up to $2500, so please do this step... "


I don't quite get the above instruction.. Is it really necessary? what light? the headlight? clarification needed.
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By govtec on 08-05-2006, 03:43 PM
Update on my M Steering Wheeel! As you may recall, last week I received a defective M Wheel from ebay seller mentioned earlier in this thread. Well, today I received the replacement wheel and I immediately installed it in my car. Here's how it looks, tell me what you think:
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By govtec on 08-05-2006, 03:48 PM
The guy on ebay was actually really cool about it when I first contacted him last week and sent him pictures of the defective wheel. He admitted it was a bad wheel and took responsibility for it and ask me to ship it back. He said he will refund me the shipping cost and promptly shipped the replacement wheel via global expressmail in 2 days. It feels much thicker than the sport steering wheel and I will give feedback if anything else comes up.
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By Luongo on 08-05-2006, 03:51 PM
Looks great!

BTW, your turn signal swtich looks very crusty. Time to wipe it up with some Armor All's!!!
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By govtec on 08-05-2006, 04:04 PM
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Looks great!

BTW, your turn signal swtich looks very crusty. Time to wipe it up with some Armor All's!!!
I know, I will have to do an interior clean up tomorrow before the eagles game come on. BTW, bringing it in for 1st service of oil change on Tuesday.
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