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      02-23-2013, 06:45 AM   #67
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Not done yet as my plan was to do it at 8 this morming, woke up late and few things to do in town but pics will be taken
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      02-23-2013, 08:18 AM   #68
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Mistry! That's shameful man...from what I read Mob started fitting his @ night! haha look forward to seeing the pics.

One thing people, have submitted an offer for an M3 wheel.....however it states, I may need another steering "slip ring" will this be the case for and SE car? I think not....but just to confirm
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      02-23-2013, 04:11 PM   #69
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Anyone Just thought I'd confirm before I send the payment
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      02-23-2013, 06:59 PM   #70
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Firstly, can you ask him/her what he means by steering 'slip ring'?
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      02-24-2013, 03:04 AM   #71
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Thumbs up

I not so long ago changed my SE specrim for Nick's old M3 paddle shift equipped steering wheel.

Being an M3 wheel I've got tri-stitching and a nice thick leather rim



Plus Nick equipped it with the extended paddles as well. It's a great mod the left hand paddles does down shifts while the right hand side paddle takes care of the upshifts, seems strange that I'm explaining it this way but the reason behind the explanation is down to BMW adopting a push/pull setup on both the paddles on the standard SE rim. Strange that, but once used you'll be addicted.

On the slip ring question the new M3 wheel went straight on my SE took 20 odd mins to do.

Incidentally if anyone wants an SE rim let me know as I've still got my old one at the moment.
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      02-24-2013, 05:22 AM   #72
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I think bimmerw's concern is that his steering wheel looks different. The airbag is bigger, isnt circular and is more of a pentagon shape. Can anyone confirm whether he can just whip on an M3 wheel?

If no luck then create a seperate thread, i'm sure someone would know.
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      02-24-2013, 05:49 AM   #73
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BimmerW can you post up a pic of the wheel you're looking at please?
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      02-24-2013, 06:28 AM   #74
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Think this is it.
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      02-24-2013, 07:42 AM   #75
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The wheel in in wooo hooo, thanks Mob/Sam for you help and advice. Took me an hour approx as I was nervous handling the airbag and did not want it going off so was extra carefull. I disconnected the battery, left it for 5 minutes, stuck the key in to discharge any power that may be left in the system. Used the guide that was in AWBimmers thread.

I swapped the fascia plate over as I prefer the SE chrome trim (the M3 fascia & buttons are up for sale if anyone interested PM me), then re fitted. Went to put the airbag in and it would not clip in all the way there was 1cm gap all the way around. So I took everything back out, swapped the metal plate inside the wheel over from my old one and the airbag clipped in nice and snug

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With Bimmerw question if you steering wheel is the triangle version then the M3 steering wheel will fit but you will have to buy a new airbag as you cant re issue the one from you old wheel as it is a different shape.
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Nice, now look forward to using it!
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      02-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #77
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Mistyrn, looks the nuts mate! Enjoy

Question however, what does your passenger mat read?
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      02-24-2013, 10:00 AM   #78
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Mistyrn, looks the nuts mate! Enjoy

Question however, what does your passenger mat read?
That is my disklock heehee that i still use

I went back out to my car and went to start it, it came up with a pic of a ramp and increasef battery discharge warning andy clock reset?
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That is my disklock heehee that i still use

I went back out to my car and went to start it, it came up with a pic of a ramp and increasef battery discharge warning andy clock reset?
That normally happens when you change something relating to the battery, for me it was when adding/removing amps. It should go.
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I have cleared the error code and went out on mini drive just to ensure battery topped up with charge and error gone now

The steering wheel just feels so much better and can feel a bit more road feedback thought the wheel imo

i dont know if this is just psychological but the old one was slightler hard leather and this one is more foam cushion leather - dont know if this helps or not but those thinking of doing this is the best mod so far imo
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I have cleared the error code and went out on mini drive just to ensure battery topped up with charge and error gone now

The steering wheel just feels so much better and can feel a bit more road feedback thought the wheel imo

i dont know if this is just psychological but the old one was slightler hard leather and this one is more foam cushion leather - dont know if this helps or not but those thinking of doing this is the best mod so far imo
Glad you're enjoying it buddy! Nice one!
Yeah M3 is more soft cushion-ee material, makes for such better road feel IMO!
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I have been out again and when i started the car my clocks have reset to 0.00 is this because battery on its way out?

Its never happened before??
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Looks real nice Nits, can't wait till Friday to get my 335i!!!!
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Looks real nice Nits, can't wait till Friday to get my 335i!!!!
Oh you will be like a "pig in shit" First time that boost kicks in it has you hooked and you just want more.Look forward to the photos.
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Looks real nice Nits, can't wait till Friday to get my 335i!!!!
I'm sure you'll love it! Great car. Just be careful of the old bill, way too easy to get into silly speeds on both the 335s.
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      02-25-2013, 03:37 AM   #86
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Looks real nice Nits, can't wait till Friday to get my 335i!!!!
Thats why i didnt fit my wheel on sat was with my cousin looking at 335i

Im excited as well and im not buying it lol
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      02-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #87
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I'll be getting my new m3 wheel with paddles this week!

I'm not looking forward to fitting it tho, but if I change the interior I'm sure i'll get this mod done?!

Owner forums are always dangerous.... & not good for the bank balance! I already got the m sport wheel but I want the coloured stitching & f1 paddles!!!! I hope it's worth the money!
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Jammy if your in west mids area give me a shout if you need a hand
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