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      09-20-2009, 10:02 AM   #1
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HELP: removal of non-sport steering wheel

Hi All,

I have my m-sport wheel, tools, diy write-up, disconnected battery, etc. all set to go and I'm having a very hard time removing the air bag on my non-sport steering wheel. I stick my long thin flat-head screwdrive into the slots on either side and was hoping the airbag would simply pop out with some pressure but it doesn't. I've gently tried a few different angles, both pushing and pulling, but the airbag is not coming out.

Not sure if I should just keep pushing, go in at an angle, etc.

Any help appreciated.

'09 E90, non-sport (replacing with m-sport wheel and of course new airbag)

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      09-20-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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Please disregard, I paid the $30 for a 24 hour subscription on bmwtis.com and got exactly the info I needed, worked perfectly.

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      09-20-2009, 11:25 AM   #3
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Told you to use a t20 torx driver right?
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      09-20-2009, 01:29 PM   #4
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Told you to use a t20 torx driver right?
Exactly. Basically the instructions were to use a 20 Torx, go almost straight up through the slot till it stops, push inward...done.

Love the wheel. Combined with the weighted M-sport shift knob, I gots me a sports car now :-)
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      09-21-2009, 01:54 PM   #5
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changing non sporting steering to sporting.

Hey,
I am interested in converting my non sporting steering wheel to a sporty one. I would really appreciate it if you can provide me some pointers and links. Also can you please provide me a brief estimate of how much would it cost me to do so.


I currently have a 2006 330i with non sporting wheel with the premium package related buttons on the wheel.

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      09-22-2009, 08:48 PM   #6
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here's the link to the diy guide I used:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11825

Except I had the non-sport wheel as you do so follow what I said in post #4 above and you'll be good.

All you need now is the m-sport steering wheel, buttons, trim and airbag. I got mine here in the classifieds. You can also find 'em on ebay and of course tischer (http://www.getbmwparts.com)

Good luck.

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