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BADRAT 11-23-2011 07:37 PM

Steering Wheel Removal
hey just wondering if anyone has experience removing this steering wheel and airbag. any tips would be appreciated as i could not find i diy, im looking to add the obc signal stalk.
thanks in advance

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ScotcH 11-24-2011 01:37 AM

disconnect the battery, and DOT NOT connect it until you have it all back together (air bag plugged in). Otherwise, your SRS light will come on, and you'll need to get it cleared.

Other than that, it's pretty easy. SOme torx bolts in the back of the wheel (hard to see, they hold on the air bag). The center bolt is 15mm I believe, and you might need a wheel puller to get it off. An impact gun makes the center bolt removal easy.

Bimmer Heaven 11-24-2011 01:45 AM

^^^16mm bolt, no puller needed on this one. *wave*

Ceeker 11-24-2011 09:47 AM

did you know there is still a charge left in the SRS system even though you disconnect the battery? Static electricity can set the air bag off...

I would be extremely careful and leery about removing this if you don't have such experience. Make sure the air bag is not pointing at you or facing down. If it goes off, you'll have a 100mile/hr projectile coming your way.

Renboy 11-24-2011 05:06 PM

The airbags have a built in safety grounding tab that prevents static from discharging the airbags. You don't even need to disconnect the battery to do this. Just don't put the key in the ignition until everything is put back together.

StikiGreenZ 11-25-2011 11:15 AM

I just did this last week (thanks Renboy for the stalk :) ). I was done within an hour.

I unplugged the battery and let the car sit for 30 minutes as per the DIY I found online.

Good luck!

BADRAT 11-25-2011 11:09 PM

anyone have any obc stalks for sale? :)

BmW1819 11-27-2011 09:50 PM

no need :) for a new stalk, open her up and solder the wires :)

BADRAT 11-27-2011 10:03 PM

Can you elaborate on this?

Originally Posted by BmW1819 (Post 1536624)
no need :) for a new stalk, open her up and solder the wires :)

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Bimmer Heaven 11-28-2011 12:13 AM

We have a "few"!

BADRAT 12-01-2011 10:58 PM

thanks for the stalk eurostyle, installed! just need to have the obc enabled and im ready to go

BADRAT 12-09-2011 12:26 AM

Alarm, Key fob window roll up, transmission reflash, and obc programmed at def worth the drive

steve.325i 12-09-2011 12:44 AM


Originally Posted by BADRAT (Post 1538561)
Alarm, Key fob window roll up, transmission reflash, and obc programmed at def worth the drive

transmission refresh ??

BADRAT 12-09-2011 12:49 AM


Originally Posted by steve.325i (Post 1538564)
transmission refresh ??

software was reloaded, wanted to make sure it was up to date

HaMmErHeAd 06-21-2013 05:53 PM

I am currently having this problem with the on board computer stalk not cycling. I believe the wire to be broken inside the stalk. I have bought a soldering iron along with solder to fix this problem, but do not feel confident about doing this DIY:

Anyone who has done this before or need this done also? I wouldn’t mind compensating with a little bit of $ for your time and effort.

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