armozo
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Replacing Steering Wheel

Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:13 pm

Hi guys, does anyone of you have access to the factory service manual? I’m wondering how to go about and replace my steering wheel. I want to make sure not to trigger the airbag.

Thanks in advace.
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TheMK
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Re: Replacing Steering Wheeel

Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:21 pm

https://www.NewTIS.info has a lot of BMW's TIS on the internet. There's also the technical training manuals, which describe several system in detail also.

Here's what you're looking for:

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/i01- ... 1VnXjTfWMq

Several parts of the repair procedure documents in BMW TIS expect that you did preliminary work, though it usually will link to the guide on how to do said preliminary work. In this case, the first step is a link to removing the airbag assembly. It also will have links to other helpful documents, e.g. tightening torque on the fasteners.


You may need a steering wheel puller for the final step. The instructions didn't specify. If the wheel comes off easy enough, you won't need one.
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armozo
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Re: Replacing Steering Wheel

Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:05 pm

Hey, TheMK thank you for the links.
I followed some of the instructions and it looks like that I have to let the car fall asleep, disconnect the 12 volt negative terminal before attempting to remove the airbag.

Thanks again.
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Re: Replacing Steering Wheeel

Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:49 am

In instructions for changing out the 12 volt battery, it says to first isolate the high voltage system before disconnecting the battery, by pulling the HV disconnect, under the right side Frunk panel.
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armozo
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Re: Replacing Steering Wheel

Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:25 am

Hi, you are right I just saw that. I wonder if I need to clear any codes when I reconnect? Cheers
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Re: Replacing Steering Wheeel

Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:31 pm

The car will likely store a code in fault memory, but it's nothing to worry about. Once the safety switch is reconnected the car will start right back up.

armozo
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Re: Replacing Steering Wheel

Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:11 pm

The wheel comes Friday, I’ll replace it over the weekend and report back. Thanks
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Re: Replacing Steering Wheeel

Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:07 pm

armozo wrote:The wheel comes Friday, I’ll replace it over the weekend and report back. Thanks
Same kind or aftermarket?
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armozo
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Re: Replacing Steering Wheel

Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:13 pm

Same kind, OEM.
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Re: Replacing Steering Wheeel

Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:52 pm

armozo wrote:Same kind, OEM.
How did the removal/re-installation go? Did you need a steering wheel puller, or did it kind of come off once you removed the bolts.

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