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      11-11-2009, 10:38 PM   #67
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I installed mine last night and could not have done it without this DIY. My only hitch was trying to figure where the holes were in the back of the wheel to slide the screwdriver in and release the airbag. Took me about 15 minutes to realize I had to puncture the vinyl in the low spots to get to the tabs.

Other than that everything went smoothly. This wheel, as a Brit might say, is "one trick bit of kit!"

Now we'll have to start a thread (if there isn't one already) to see who can pull the most Gs!

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      01-11-2010, 11:34 AM   #68
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where did you buy this wheel?I looked for one but ı couldnt find one with M-dct support.So ı bought this,
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=1908
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      01-11-2010, 01:56 PM   #69
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where did you buy this wheel?I looked for one but ı couldnt find one with M-dct support.So ı bought this,
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=1908
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

Buy A/T version. Based on a lot of DCT owners here, it works fine.
(I have 2 local M3 DCT owners who have them and yes- no problem installing DCT pedals on A/T version).
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      01-12-2010, 12:49 AM   #70
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He is correct ... AT wheel = DCT wheel
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      01-30-2010, 04:00 PM   #71
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Just to clarify, what is the BMW part number for the DCT wheel?

According to the BMW Performance site the steptronic wheel and the DCT wheel are not the same.

http://accessories.bmwusa.com/ItemVi...=0&subItemId=0
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      01-30-2010, 04:17 PM   #72
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Just to clarify, what is the BMW part number for the DCT wheel?

According to the BMW Performance site the steptronic wheel and the DCT wheel are not the same.

http://accessories.bmwusa.com/ItemVi...=0&subItemId=0
It's the same, we're installed a number of wheels to DCT M3s.
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      01-30-2010, 05:57 PM   #73
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Tom is right ... I installed a bunch on DCT cars
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      02-20-2010, 08:18 PM   #74
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I just installed mine and it does not power on and the error code of pass retraint system failure, came up. I did everything by your diy and by the book but
it seems my wiring seems to be
pinned or colored differnt. Can someone help me?
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      02-23-2010, 09:07 AM   #75
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Ordered a new coil spring cartridge to see if this is the problem. I hope to god that the wheel itself isn't faulty. if so, I just lost out on $900.
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      03-01-2010, 04:37 AM   #76
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wow, I could never pull this off
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      03-01-2010, 05:26 PM   #77
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Awesome, how long did that take you???

Also does anyone know where i can buy this in the UK or Europe or do any of ou ship to the UK???
If so who could install it?
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      03-01-2010, 06:10 PM   #78
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it takes about 2h to do it.
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      03-01-2010, 07:40 PM   #79
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where can i buy?
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      03-02-2010, 09:09 AM   #80
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where can i buy?
from me

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      10-11-2010, 05:51 PM   #81
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new here, and i just bought this wheel and installed it following the directions provided here. Problem is, it lights up and the timer works but im not getting the lights to work or the g force meter and a few other things. the wiring pictures shown above are different colors than what was in my car. My e92 is a 2010 6 spd 328i and i was wondering if anyone knows if there was a wiring diagram change in my model. any input would be greatly appreciated.
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      11-25-2010, 04:40 PM   #82
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Thank you so much for the DIY......this made it a lot easier and less intimidating!

FYI for anyone doing this, Install was strait forward if you follow the DIY the OP made. My install went very smooth and I had no issues with wiring or with the steering angle sensor, but I still got two warning/CEL lights. These were the brake light came on and DSC light was on. The ECU turned off the traction and stability control because of the steering wheel. Took it to the dealer and they had to recalibrate the steering wheel angle sensor. The computer/dealer stated that it was caused by excessive skidding (i did not mention anything about the steering wheel) I am a pretty good mechanic and the install was very basic, but the computer still had problems with this install. after doing some research it looks like 1 out of 3 have some issue with the computer and CEL's after install, so don't let it freak you out if it happens. I took it to the dealer and they fixed it under warranty, just don't tell them that it happened after the steering wheel was installed or they will charge you for the recalibration.
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      11-25-2010, 09:21 PM   #83
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Thank you so much for the DIY......this made it a lot easier and less intimidating!

FYI for anyone doing this, Install was strait forward if you follow the DIY the OP made. My install went very smooth and I had no issues with wiring or with the steering angle sensor, but I still got two warning/CEL lights. These were the brake light came on and DSC light was on. The ECU turned off the traction and stability control because of the steering wheel. Took it to the dealer and they had to recalibrate the steering wheel angle sensor. The computer/dealer stated that it was caused by excessive skidding (i did not mention anything about the steering wheel) I am a pretty good mechanic and the install was very basic, but the computer still had problems with this install. after doing some research it looks like 1 out of 3 have some issue with the computer and CEL's after install, so don't let it freak you out if it happens. I took it to the dealer and they fixed it under warranty, just don't tell them that it happened after the steering wheel was installed or they will charge you for the recalibration.
I am glad that my DIY helped you. The errors that you had are associated with the steering angle sensor. That is the part were you need to be extra careful. I did 10+ cars and not of them had any issues/errors ...

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your new wheel !
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      11-25-2010, 09:48 PM   #84
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It was weird and I was quite surprised that I had the codes. I was very careful not to disturb the angle sensor while I did the install and everything went very smoothly. Thats why I posted my findings to let those know that even if you do everything correctly there is still a chance the car wont be happy. Also just for info, my e90 is a 6mt, no idrive and the fault codes did not appear till after 30 min of driving the car the next day.
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I have a 2010 e90 m3 LCI model , it is gonna work properly if I get the BMW performance steering wheel on my car ? Coz the BMW dealer said: it does not work after 2010 model. please let me know! Thank a lot...
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Doba_s, you've given me the courage to install mine myself. Thanks for a great DIY.

I was wondering, when you take all the wired out of the black plug that went in the original CPC, what did you do with the empty plug. I've had a look at the new CPC and there is two connectors, one is obviously for the white one with the old wires in, the other looks like it would accept the old plug.

Is this something to do with the fact that the new CPC is that same as the one for an X5 with heated steering wheel?

Do you know if everything is back to front with a RHD car - as in the blue connector at the beginning of your post, is that on the opposite side of the car?

Thanks again for a top class DIY post.
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wow very nice, is it actually better driving with this wheel ?
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      07-03-2011, 07:00 PM   #88
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I installed the newer version of this wheel using this DIY as a suppliment guide to the BMW instructions. Worked out great and is an identical install. Thank you for the DIY.

Some notes during my install...

A1 + A2: I had no issues connecting those to Pin 1 (RED) and Pin 12 (Brown/Black) on the CAS unit under the driver's side dash.

Routing wires: I used a snake and snaked the wires through the center without the need to remove the center console.

Air bag wiring connectors: The air bag clips are supposed to be pryed opened from the wired end not the other end. There's a small indention on the clip that is meant to insert a small flat head to pop the clip up.

Thanks again for the great DIY.

Here's a video I made of the new wheel in DEMO MODE that shows all the features.

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