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      05-02-2012, 01:13 AM   #111
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Sorry to jack thread but how hard is it to install this wheel? Do you have to mess with any electrical stuff like the bmw performance electric wheel? I got the same wheel as you.
No need to mess with any electrical stuff other than whats under the air bag. Do not forget to disconnect the battery before unplugging air bag!
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      05-02-2012, 02:30 AM   #112
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No need to mess with any electrical stuff other than whats under the air bag. Do not forget to disconnect the battery before unplugging air bag!
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      05-03-2012, 12:21 AM   #113
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I got my PSW today, the install took about 20-30mins had to be careful with the airbag plug, it was a pretty install



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      05-03-2012, 07:45 AM   #114
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^^I have the exact wheel, def one of the best mod for the car! congrats
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      05-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #115
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Well guys i need some serious help here. Everything went fine on this install until we went to put the new wheel on. Basically it would not just easily slide right on even though the spine in the wheel was lined up with the hole in the column. So we pushed the wheel on as far as we could and proceeded to tighten down the nut to get the wheel to go down. It did, but its not flush with the steering wheel column. There is probably a 1/8" gap. Upon reconnecting everything the wheel is off center and the DSC error came up when driving around. We took the airbag back off, took the 16mm bolt out and tried to pull the wheel off with no luck. That thing is stuck on there and just wont budge. Anything I can do here or am I going to have to make a trip to the shop to have the wheel removed? I honestly have no idea how the would even get it off....it won't budge at all.
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      05-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #116
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^^I have the exact wheel, def one of the best mod for the car! congrats
yeah the wheel feel so much better, now i just have to make sure to wash my hands before taking a drive!
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      07-26-2012, 10:28 AM   #117
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Well guys i need some serious help here. Everything went fine on this install until we went to put the new wheel on. Basically it would not just easily slide right on even though the spine in the wheel was lined up with the hole in the column. So we pushed the wheel on as far as we could and proceeded to tighten down the nut to get the wheel to go down. It did, but its not flush with the steering wheel column. There is probably a 1/8" gap. Upon reconnecting everything the wheel is off center and the DSC error came up when driving around. We took the airbag back off, took the 16mm bolt out and tried to pull the wheel off with no luck. That thing is stuck on there and just wont budge. Anything I can do here or am I going to have to make a trip to the shop to have the wheel removed? I honestly have no idea how the would even get it off....it won't budge at all.
Did you ever get this sorted out?
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      08-03-2012, 11:45 PM   #118
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Thanks to OP and kmarei's images above I also installed the PSW non-elec V2 just moments ago.

I agree with former installers that airbag remove is the hardest of all so I want to also contribute some pictures to make future PSW DIY easier

The insertion point is on the black rubber part at the back of the steering wheel, I circled it with red


They are really tricky, I don't know if anyone can visualize the insert slit with bare eyes...I can't. When you don't put it in, it is not there, but your screwdriver can certainly go in without any extra force. Like some members said, use your finger tip to feel the slit and insertion point. Using your new PSW to practice attacking the metal clip greatly benefits also, just like Leonardo629 suggests



Other than that, non-elec PSW is not very hard to install at all, you got to skip all the harness/wires work. But try not to close the truck after disconnecting the battery, otherwise you would ended up like me crawling into the back seat and ripped the arm rest off and managed to pull the emergency trunk release...



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After inserting the screw does that slit become deformed? I really want to change steering wheels but I dont want to enlarge or mutilate that slit. I know its not a big deal and whos going to look there. But just wanted to know. Howd BMW install it so it doesnt become mutilated?
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      08-04-2012, 12:13 AM   #119
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i installed my PSW V2 elec wheel myself and you can't even see that I inserted the screw driver in there to get the airbag out. Just be careful and take your time
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      09-19-2012, 10:04 AM   #120
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Is anyone able to tell me what the part number of the Little 12 pin plug (A7) is my 2nd hand set up from BMW display does not have this plug and im stuck.

BMW are trying to help, but no joy. Even the Tech guy in Germany doesnt know. As the main wiring loom has been discontuined.

If some has one to hand that would be amazing.
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      01-16-2013, 02:09 PM   #121
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I'm having trouble removing the main steering wheel bolt, did you guys use a torque wrench if so how many pounds? No luck getting it off with a standard socket wrench.
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      01-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #122
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I'm having trouble removing the main steering wheel bolt, did you guys use a torque wrench if so how many pounds? No luck getting it off with a standard socket wrench.
Got it... needed a longer extension lol
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      03-04-2013, 10:19 AM   #123
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What happened to the pictures? Was looking to use this excellent DIY...
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      03-21-2013, 06:10 PM   #124
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What happened to the pictures? Was looking to use this excellent DIY...
work fine for me. i just installed my non-electric one after work. took all over 30 minutes.

thanks for the DIY
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      03-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #125
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cant wait to try this out
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      03-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #126
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As a public service: tighten your steering wheel to 46~47 ft lb, or 62.5 nm per the service manual. I saw 75ft lb posted somewhere in this thread, and that's too much torque!
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      03-29-2013, 10:32 AM   #127
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Used this thread last night for my PSW ver 1 ELEC wheel and it was really easy. Thanks again for the write up.
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      03-30-2013, 09:34 PM   #128
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i am in for flat bottom for both my F30 and E93( non performance) pls advise best resource? any sponsors?
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      03-31-2013, 09:58 AM   #129
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As a public service: tighten your steering wheel to 46~47 ft lb, or 62.5 nm per the service manual. I saw 75ft lb posted somewhere in this thread, and that's too much torque!
There is no way the wheel bolt needs to be 75ft lbs.

Helpful thread. rewiring on BMW is much easier than Audi, I'll say that =)

Here's mine... nice mod.

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      04-30-2013, 04:01 PM   #130
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for those with 6MT, do you still have to route a plug to the center console (near the shifter)? I'm just curious why there's a need for one plug to go to the center console.
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      05-11-2013, 01:11 AM   #131
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I installed my performance II non-electric today, loving the end product. I am curious though, upon initial startup I was welcomed with the high battery discharge rate warning. Could I have buggered something up by disconnecting the negative terminal, or is the pure coincidence?
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      06-26-2013, 12:52 PM   #132
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e90 330i with a tiny problem in BP Ele. Steering Wheel v1.

Good day!
My e90 330i just built this BP Ele.Steering Wheel, everything is going well, ONLY one tiny issue...No Oil Temp Show Up?
Need Coding? Or Re-Connected Battery?(We did not do disconnect Battery in this time.)
I just found two versions of Instruction of installation from BMW AG, I used the 2008 version.

Any Suggestion? Many thanks!

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