Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)

E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-13-2012, 09:03 AM
veteran011's Avatar
veteran011 veteran011 is offline
WARNING: Has Dumb Ideas
Location: Westchester Co, NY
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 612
Mein Auto: 97 328is
4-spoke steering wheel swap

Guys,
I found a guy who's selling his 4-spoke M-Sport wheel and i want to swap my 4-spoke standard wheel out for it since my leather's starting to go. I looked on realoem and the two wheels have different sliprings and different airbags. will i need the proper slipring to put the m-sport wheel on or can i use the one that i currently have? Also i don' like splicing or soldering wires so if I need to do that at all then maybe this wheel isn't for me.

Thanks,
Colin
__________________
dab of oppo anyone?



Project List:
Replace coolant temp sensor
Replace starter
Brake and Power Steering Fluid Flush
Front Control Arms, Bushings, and Tie Rods
Replace Passenger Lock Actuator
Reglue Peeling Hedliner
Swirl removal
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 11-13-2012, 01:02 PM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 19,486
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
You'll have to do some electrical work, so if you don't like to do that sort of thing (and why would you?), I'd pass on the wheel. Save up a little longer and get a nicer wheel, like the Euro 3-spoke w/airbag.
__________________

1998 BMW 328is
1966 Pontiac GTO
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5-door
View my photos: Caught in the Wild
For sale: E30/E36 front sway links
For sale: OEM E36 328 catback
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-13-2012, 02:35 PM
veteran011's Avatar
veteran011 veteran011 is offline
WARNING: Has Dumb Ideas
Location: Westchester Co, NY
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 612
Mein Auto: 97 328is
hes also offering a 3-spoke. slip ring and airbag included. maybe i'll go for that. how do i know if i want a single or dual stage airbag? does that even matter? The DIY on doug's domain made it look plug and play...
__________________
dab of oppo anyone?



Project List:
Replace coolant temp sensor
Replace starter
Brake and Power Steering Fluid Flush
Front Control Arms, Bushings, and Tie Rods
Replace Passenger Lock Actuator
Reglue Peeling Hedliner
Swirl removal
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-13-2012, 03:50 PM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 19,486
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
I think the 3-spoke wheel should work fine, since your car and the 3-spoke wheel are both OBD2. You can verify by checking realOEM if the owner of the steering wheel knows where it came from (or will provide you with the p/n on the slip ring).

It was P&P for Doug since he bought an OBD2 setup for his OBD2 car.
__________________

1998 BMW 328is
1966 Pontiac GTO
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5-door
View my photos: Caught in the Wild
For sale: E30/E36 front sway links
For sale: OEM E36 328 catback
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-05-2012, 12:38 PM
B1MM3R's Avatar
B1MM3R B1MM3R is offline
Jesse Moon Bayne
Location: Roanoke, VA
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 7,691
Mein Auto: e30, e36, e70
Corey aka Nacho is wanting to put my old 4 spoke m3 wheel onto his e36 328...what do i need to do to make the horn work? Iv'e searched everywhere and nothing on what I need to splice etc.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20121205_141347_898.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	45.5 KB
ID:	352037   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20121205_141402_921.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	62.2 KB
ID:	352038  
__________________
Jesse
"Cassie"///Mpowered 93 318is 5speed (95 m3 swap)
2007 X5 3.0si (Wifes)
E30 87 325e DD
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-05-2012, 05:08 PM
petriej's Avatar
petriej petriej is offline
Cruising 280 Top Down
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,088
Send a message via Skype™ to petriej
Mein Auto: '99 M3 Cab & '05 X5 4.8is
I have a 3 spoke euro I bought from a guy in Ireland. Never got around to installing it. Thing is, it smells like mold. I'm not putting it in my car until I can get rid of that. If I can't figure out how to clean it, I'll sell it if anyone wants it...
__________________

GGC BMW CCA #443004
Join the BMW CCA!

Quote:
Originally Posted by hornhospital View Post
Jared, why don't you just put "It's Giubo" in your sig? Save a lot of typing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by e36 miguel View Post
this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
2005 X5 4.8is Le Mans/Black/6spd Steptragic
1999 M3 Cabrio TiAg Metallic/Dove Grey/Black 5 Speed Manual
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1997 328iC Schwarz II/K/K 5MT SOLD 5/2012
2004 645Ci Mineral Silver Metallic/Black 6MT RIP 04/2011
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-06-2012, 09:07 AM
B1MM3R's Avatar
B1MM3R B1MM3R is offline
Jesse Moon Bayne
Location: Roanoke, VA
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 7,691
Mein Auto: e30, e36, e70
Does anyone know?
__________________
Jesse
"Cassie"///Mpowered 93 318is 5speed (95 m3 swap)
2007 X5 3.0si (Wifes)
E30 87 325e DD
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms