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      11-09-2019, 12:50 PM   #89
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Steering column cover switch. Save money, cut hole in your existing column and glue it in.

part Number 61319143639

https://www.bmwpartslink.com/oem-par...ch-61319143639
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      11-09-2019, 12:52 PM   #90
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E90/91/92 cockpit harness with all the wires including connector to clock spring is
9-186-531-02
I found the tag image on eBay. I imagine the full number is 61319186531
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      11-09-2019, 12:54 PM   #91
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I just missed a mint 135i heated wheel for like $150 on eBay. Procrastinated too long.
You can use X1 US (2013-15) heated steering wheels as well. I also imagine E60? BMW 5 series used the same wheel, just with different switches and trims.

Try www.car-part.com for X1 parts not listed on eBay. Run the Vin with BMW VIN decoders to find if it was heated. Most were made with heated.
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      11-09-2019, 01:04 PM   #92
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US Market BMW part supplier for the empty connector, male and female pins with wires.

https://www.bmwpartslink.com/oem-par...21-61130005197
https://www.bmwpartslink.com/oem-par...21-61130005198

Connector, empty, 3 Pin to heater switch
https://www.bmwpartslink.com/oem-par...tz-61136931929

Connector, empty, 12 pin to clockspring
https://www.bmwpartslink.com/oem-par...20-61136954518
These are out of stock in USA as of 11/2019. Best way to get them is find the sellers on eBay, car-part.com and tell them to cut the wires and the connector from the salvage for you. I got it done for $25 shipped, generously priced so I can get it sooner. Shipping from Germany runs $12 just for that part, plus $7.5 for the part.


Atlanta BMW dealer has the same parts but does not have $24+ anal enlarging shipping fee. Shipping is reasonable around $7+ for standard one week.

Also the forum sponsor has great prices.
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      11-09-2019, 05:32 PM   #93
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Clocks spring is pulled off using three tabs. Two on clock spring and one on wiper stalk etc hub. The two arrows on the hub where the optical steering position sensor must remain together when you put the clock spring on it.
Goes without saying you must have the steering in center before working on all this.

The wire to heater element controller on steering is seen here.

The power to that wire is connected using pin 7,9,10, and 12 as seen in pic.

Even without 12 pin plug, you can plug 6 pin to the first row of pins, the push release should face the second row of pins

Removal and replacement of clock spring will need to recalibrate 4x4 DSC etc codes. There are tools on Amazon made for BMW under $100
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      11-17-2019, 10:25 AM   #94
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I could make you a harness using OEM connectors, 18 gauge copper wire, soldered and heat shrinked for $50 USD shipped. This would pull power from a fuse tap.

I can see if I can find a clock spring as well.
Hello everybody
First post on the forum.
I´m also going to do this upgrade and collecting parts.
I have steeering wheel and clock spring for heated steering wheel and acc.
Hands free and back up camera is also on the to do list(had it on my e46 and like it).
my question is, can i mount all the hardware and code later without getting any strange alarm(acc, heated steering wheel, handsfree, backup camera)?
Question # can you make another harnes with correct connectors for me?

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Hello everybody
First post on the forum.
I´m also going to do this upgrade and collecting parts.
I have steeering wheel and clock spring for heated steering wheel and acc.
Hands free and back up camera is also on the to do list(had it on my e46 and like it).
my question is, can i mount all the hardware and code later without getting any strange alarm(acc, heated steering wheel, handsfree, backup camera)?
Question # can you make another harnes with correct connectors for me?

Thanks´
Christian in sweden -09 e91 325
You can just buy the connector and wires off a wreck like I did and connect the wires. I paid $25 shipped in USA for the 2x 12 pin connector and the 3 pin going to the column switch.

The heated steering is stand-alone. The controller for heat is built into the steering wheel. It sits on the inside of bottom spoke, which is why it is so wide. No other computers in the car know it even exists.
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You can just buy the connector and wires off a wreck like I did and connect the wires. I paid $25 shipped in USA for the 2x 12 pin connector and the 3 pin going to the column switch.

The heated steering is stand-alone. The controller for heat is built into the steering wheel. It sits on the inside of bottom spoke, which is why it is so wide. No other computers in the car know it even exists.
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I also found an Euro supplier for the terminals

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Good DIY! my heated steering wheel is a life saver in these Canadian winters 🥶
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      11-21-2019, 02:45 PM   #98
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So I ordered the female pins and 8 pin connector. I don't think that part number for the pins is right. Or I got the wrong pins, mine didn't fit.
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E90/91/92 cockpit harness with all the wires including connector to clock spring is
9-186-531-02
I found the tag image on eBay. I imagine the full number is 61319186531
Just bought the kit with this harness. So if I understand right you do not need to repin any connectors, just run power and ground?
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Just bought the kit with this harness. So if I understand right you do not need to repin any connectors, just run power and ground?
If you have the harness, clocksprings that take the harness to power the steering, yes. But you will want the switch in the middle for on and off.
It can even work in ANY BMW so long as they take the steering wheel. Multi function switch is another story.
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Just bought the kit with this harness. So if I understand right you do not need to repin any connectors, just run power and ground?
If you have the harness, clocksprings that take the harness to power the steering, yes. But you will want the switch in the middle for on and off.
It can even work in ANY BMW so long as they take the steering wheel. Multi function switch is another story.
Awesome. It looks like it's got the wheel, clockspring, SZL, lower shroud with the button, and the harness. I plan to just swap the clockspring only and keep my current SZL since I have an E91.
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Awesome. It looks like it's got the wheel, clockspring, SZL, lower shroud with the button, and the harness. I plan to just swap the clockspring only and keep my current SZL since I have an E91.
That's what I did. I got one included with E91 wiper stalk but was a bit worn out so I kept mine and swap just the clock spring.

E90 and coupe obviously don't come with rear wiper, unlike Japanese JDM sedans and coupes.
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One last question - does anyone have a tutorial or resource for replacing the entire wiring harness? I can not seem to find one in my searches. One I get that in it seems the wheel is basically plug and play other than running the power wire which won't be an issue.
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That's a long wire loom to replace all over. You're going to have to dig into the dash to get there. I'm not up for it, easier to cut the tips you need and wire them to DC power from fuse box. You can tidy up to make it look OE. Still won't have to cut into OE on the car if you just transplant the 6 pin to 12 pin plug.
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That's a long wire loom to replace all over. You're going to have to dig into the dash to get there. I'm not up for it, easier to cut the tips you need and wire them to DC power from fuse box. You can tidy up to make it look OE. Still won't have to cut into OE on the car if you just transplant the 6 pin to 12 pin plug.
You're definitely right, that is what I'm going to do. I've got the switch and power/ground wire transferred to the bottom of the 12 pin already. All that is left is transferring the 6 pin and running the power/ground today.
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First pic is where you can pull out the pins from the original 6 pin plug. Used a thin flat head to pop out the plastic clip, push in the metal clip using a very small but strong steel pin. I used the smallest Allen Wrench I could find. Not only you have to push down on the metal tip clip and pull, you also have to push out the tip of it. Allen tool bent tip comes in handy for leverage there.

How do I fish the wire across from steering to the glove box fuse box?

I fished it across the center dash trim. Easiest to pop out, and I didn't have ash tray to wire from.
Pull out the center buttons (push straight through) to reconnect the wires easier.
I left the start button out to replace the worn trim later. You can also fish it to the center console 12V plug and tap it in. But it will take different stuff to not cut into the OE wiring.

For LCI car with heated seat, I used Fuse 10 to tap the original 5 AMP for heated front seats. Now just like the heated seats, without car running the heated steering won't turn on and drain battery.
Your glove box back cover that covers the fuse box will have fuse diagram if you look at the back of the cover panel. The diagram is folded neatly in the back of panel.
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Hello,
What is it that actually differ between x6 stalk and the e90?
Is it the clock spring it self or is it the complete unit?
Reason for asking is that i can get my hands on a x6 unit with both heated steering wheel and ACC,can you combine units or.....

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It may work, but steering position sensor is .... Give it a shot
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It may work, but steering position sensor is .... Give it a shot
I'll do so.
One thing is that the usually blue connector in the steering wheel is black,not sure if there is any difference.
I read that it will work with a x6 steeringwheel but i dont know the actuall reason

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Hello,
What is it that actually differ between x6 stalk and the e90?
Is it the clock spring it self or is it the complete unit?
Reason for asking is that i can get my hands on a x6 unit with both heated steering wheel and ACC,can you combine units or.....

Thanks'
Christian
just swap the ring for the heating and the stalk for ACC, you don need to use the x6 main body
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