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bavarian19's Avatar Msport Steering Wheel DIY
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 Crazy Bimmer on 10-11-2007, 09:54 AM
Great, now i have a rattle in the steering wheel. Hmm.... might be one of the wires?
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By txusa03 on 10-11-2007, 10:37 AM
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Great, now i have a rattle in the steering wheel. Hmm.... might be one of the wires?
Ah, that's not good. You might have missed a little detail, there is a slot on the steering wheel that holds one of the wire to prevent it from rat-tail-ing. Did you insert the wire into that slot? Borrowing bavarian's image...see it
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By Crazy Bimmer on 10-11-2007, 01:01 PM
ugh, guess its time to take off the airbag again. What a pain.
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By Ilia@IND on 10-11-2007, 01:07 PM
The wheel looks great, though, Jesal! I can't wait to check it out this weekend.
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By frehof on 10-14-2007, 04:01 PM
Before and after. Thanks to Bavarian19!
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By jkcrowell on 10-16-2007, 01:21 AM
This DIY was very helpful, I just installed my wheel on my E90. Just a few notes which would have helped me:

For the slots in the back of the wheel, they are more like slits. I know it's a small difference, but it did take me a while to find them. If you turn your replacement wheel upside down and look on the back side, they will be very obvious as it's the only holes in the wheel. That's how my friend and I found them.

For steptronic cars, the only extra steps are:

Detaching the black wire harnesses from both paddles. This is not too bad, there are no clips on these plugs, they just pull straight out. Just be firm but gentle

Then there are just two screws which hold the paddles in (one each).

Coming from an E46 M3, this wheel just feels right at home. Fat and squishy! I love it.
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By gundamfans on 11-01-2007, 01:11 AM
do you think I can order and get the M-sport steering wheel installed via dealership in Nashville, TN (USA)? I don't want to void warranty as I will be selling my 335i in May 08.
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By japac1 on 11-02-2007, 01:57 PM
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do you think I can order and get the M-sport steering wheel installed via dealership in Nashville, TN (USA)? I don't want to void warranty as I will be selling my 335i in May 08.
How does the wheel swap void the warranty? Unless I missed something in this thread, there's no problem. Of course your dealer in TN will install, for about 1.5 hours of labor...
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By stressdoc on 11-02-2007, 02:48 PM
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+1, just do it. It is a OEM BMW part.
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By aquaanox on 11-02-2007, 03:06 PM
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do you think I can order and get the M-sport steering wheel installed via dealership in Nashville, TN (USA)? I don't want to void warranty as I will be selling my 335i in May 08.
I seriously doubt any warranty issues, but it will make you fall in love with your bimmer all over again.
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By txusa03 on 11-02-2007, 03:14 PM
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I seriously doubt any warranty issues, but it will make you fall in love with your bimmer all over again.
you can say that again....
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By ScheerSpeed on 11-10-2007, 03:08 PM
i cannot find the clips for the life of me!!!!! HELP!!!
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By FLaNkeR on 11-11-2007, 12:07 PM
I looked through all 21 pages of this DIY and yes I prob. did miss it but does anyone know the exact torque spec. for the 16mm bolt.in ft/lbs

Thx
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By stressdoc on 11-14-2007, 01:20 PM
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i cannot find the clips for the life of me!!!!! HELP!!!
Sorry I did not notice your note until today. Hopefully you found them by now. This is the singular most difficult part of the DIY, but once you find them it's like the easiest thing. The clips are located inside these invisible slits in the side of the wheel hub. The best way to locate them is to feel for a soft rubber spot. Look over the posts about this in previous pages in this thread. And relax, it's no big deal to pop your steering wheel off and on.
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By nagge on 11-23-2007, 08:56 AM
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I looked through all 21 pages of this DIY and yes I prob. did miss it but does anyone know the exact torque spec. for the 16mm bolt.in ft/lbs

Thx
I'm eager to know as well. Doesnt matter if its metric or not
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By darkcloud on 11-23-2007, 09:59 AM
I just tightened the bolt to where it felt the same to remove as the first one... if not its wrong and the wheel will pop off one day haha
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By akina335 on 11-25-2007, 02:30 AM
I want to do this to my 335i Step w/paddles. A few pages back someone said that steering wheel for use with paddles is different. Does anyone have the part number for that or is it the same one as non-paddles? Just to make sure, is this the right part number? Thanks.
32 30 7 906 846
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By VQMotoring on 11-26-2007, 08:07 PM
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Sorry I did not notice your note until today. Hopefully you found them by now. This is the singular most difficult part of the DIY, but once you find them it's like the easiest thing. The clips are located inside these invisible slits in the side of the wheel hub. The best way to locate them is to feel for a soft rubber spot. Look over the posts about this in previous pages in this thread. And relax, it's no big deal to pop your steering wheel off and on.
Im trying to do this now... Iv been probably 2hrs trying to find the "clips" I cannot feel anything for not even a hair can barely fit through there.. Does anyone have a clue what i should be looking for?? I cannot find anything. I pass the flat head around the hole area and nothing.:sad0147:
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By san~man on 11-27-2007, 02:24 AM
Man, with the dollar/euro ratio taking a crap, this wheel sure has gone up in price
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By Kev on 11-27-2007, 08:02 AM
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I want to do this to my 335i Step w/paddles. A few pages back someone said that steering wheel for use with paddles is different. Does anyone have the part number for that or is it the same one as non-paddles? Just to make sure, is this the right part number? Thanks.
32 30 7 906 846
P/N for steering wheel with paddles:

32307839115 M Sports Perforated Steering Wheel
61316988125 Left Shifter Paddle
61316988126 Right Shifter Paddle
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By txusa03 on 11-27-2007, 08:23 AM
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Im trying to do this now... Iv been probably 2hrs trying to find the "clips" I cannot feel anything for not even a hair can barely fit through there.. Does anyone have a clue what i should be looking for?? I cannot find anything. I pass the flat head around the hole area and nothing.:sad0147:
Hey, if your oem steering wheel is a sport steering wheel and it looks like the one in the photo, then try this. The two yellow lines are the metal spring-loaded clip. The red arrows are the direction of the flat head screw driver. You are suppose to go in side way from left to right. Review the photo and try it again and see how it works. Once you have the air bag out, then you will have a full understand of how the air bag is held in place. But right now, it is a black box to you and hopefully, this diagram will help shed some light into the black box. GL.

Make sure you post your final result...
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By FrankoQ on 11-27-2007, 12:28 PM
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Im trying to do this now... Iv been probably 2hrs trying to find the "clips" I cannot feel anything for not even a hair can barely fit through there.. Does anyone have a clue what i should be looking for?? I cannot find anything. I pass the flat head around the hole area and nothing.:sad0147:
I used a long screw driver.
At first, same as you.
I got the screw driver in an angle and was finally able to feel the bracket
push it and the front will pop. repeat on the other side and the airbag
will pop.
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