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The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:03 PM
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Retrofit Steering Wheel Vibration Motor for Lane Departure Warning


I have a 2012 F10 (June 2012 model).

Does anyone know if the Steering Wheel Vibration Motor (part number 32336787452) can be retro-fitted to a steering wheel that does not have this motor? My car has the multi-functional Sports-Auto steering wheel with paddles.

I did not choose Lane Departure Warning system when I bought my car, but I have managed to enable this feature by programming my car with E-sys. (lots of help from forum members).

The LDW system in my car works fine except that I have no feedback as my steering wheel does not have the vibration motor.

1. Can someone confirm that the vibration motor can be retro-fitted? And all connections/ cables are already wired?
2. How difficult would this job be?
3. Any confirmation that this is indeed the correct part number.

Thank you...
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:10 PM
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That's the part # I know. It would seem logical that the connectors are already in place, and all you would need to do is attach the vibration generator. However, there can be some unforeseen issue with other electronics, or error codes that would need to be cleared.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:42 PM
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Different harness and additional module required

I just swapped my steering wheel for a M-Tech and had to change the harness. See photo. The harness is the white one and the module is what looks like a label on the lower right. BTW, the vibrator from the stock wheel WILL NOT FIT the M-Tech.

Vibrator p/n:
Standard wheel 32336787451
M-Tech wheel 32336787452
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:16 PM
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I just swapped out my 535i sport package steering wheel for a new M tech steering wheel with shift paddles. I removed the vibrator from the Mtech steering wheel before I installed it, as my 535i doesn't have the lane departure warning system. If anyone is interested in it please make a reasonable offer and it is yours.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:34 PM
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Im interested in the ldw vibration motor still have it?
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:10 PM
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When you say it works fine without the motor, what do you mean?
How are you being warned?

I seem to have the camera fitted to my 2013 BMW, I guess because of the collision alert.
Wondering whether I can enable lDW through coding as well
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:32 PM
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Where do you guys get the new sport airbag when you replace the steering wheel?
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