How To Guide Z4 E85 STEERING WHEEL SWAP

JPB

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In this video I'm going through every step I took to swap my old steering wheel for my new one. I encountered a few common issues along the way such as trying to find the springs to release the air bag And also the snapping of some crucial plastic sections.

Every issue I encountered I've also fixed, so watch the whole video to find out exactly how I did it.

View: https://youtu.be/PE5ApxWNtLk
 

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Thanks mate! I just wanted to make something that was more comprehensive than the other videos I could find online. I'm in no way an expert but it's the sort of video I wish existed when I was looking for all this stuff. It's the little things like finding the springs and what to do once your plastic trims have snapped etc
 

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Great video, only one comment (constructive) and that is you only need to disconnect the - negative battery terminal, there's no gain by disconnecting both.

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Great video, only one comment (constructive) and that is you only need to disconnect the - negative battery terminal, there's no gain by disconnecting both.

Tony.
Ah yes! Well, belt and braces, you know ;)
 

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Great Video, Royal steering wheel for Xmas so video a god send, thanks again
 

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Great vid, shows all the steps involved in a logical easy to follow sequence. I am hoping to upgrade my worn wheel over the winter and had always been nervous about removing the air bag. Just a thought about disconnecting the battery, does the Z4 have a radio code which may be lost if the battery was disconnected for long periods?
 

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No, it doesn’t.

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One thing you want to do is get a piece of round steel of the diameter needed to push back the airbag clips and file a rounded groove across the end. It makes removing the clips easier as you can “feel” it engage with the clips.

Tony.
 
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