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      08-11-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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Retrofit M Sport Steering wheel in F07 SE

Is it possible to retrofit the M Sport Steering Wheel for the F07?
Have the F07 SE with the multi functional steering wheel but prefer the thicker M Sport multi function steering wheel. Wonder if this can be retrofitted - is it a simple swap and does it need re-coding?
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      08-11-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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I know there is an aftermarket steering wheel out there for the F10 (I'll dig for where I saw it) so it is possible. I think it would pricey though and probably not DIY.

Here is one thread on it:

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=640326

and a video how to...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgymo1uDfCk

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      08-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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In many other markets, you can order the sport steering wheel as an option with any version of the GT (if it didn't already come with it). So, yes, it can be done, but I expect it would be expensive. I'm not sure if the airbag is the same. It probably wouldn't require any recoding, but I'm not 100% confident in that. The US doesn't offer the laundry list of option choices that you can get in Germany. I'm not sure why, especially if the customer is willing to wait for a custom ordered one. For example, in Germany, the stock vehicle has the panoramic sunroof as optional, as are leather seats. It would be nice to pick and choose more than is allowed here now. I can easily see the problems with dealers not wanting to deal with picking the flavor of the day that will sell, but for a customer that knows what they want, I'd say let them!
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Replaced with M Wheel

Yes, I have just done the changeover.

Originally, BMW told me it could not be done and that the multi-function buttons on the steering wheel would not work if I replaced the original slim steering wheel with and M wheel. The reason they stated was that the vehicle electrical system would not recognize the different wheel.

This did not sound right to me and, in fact, turned out to be complete rubbish.

I bought an M wheel and airbag and fitted it myself. Not problems at all, everything works Now need to see if I can get the gear change paddles to work as they were not fitted on the original.

Here is a youtube vid link showing the process:

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Hi Philip. Did u get the paddle shifters to work? I've just bought a 2011 535GT with stock non-paddle shift wheel. I've found a replacement wheel with all the features; heated, lane departure etc and paddle shift. I intend to replace in my vehicle shortly, but was curious if you required coding to get paddle shift to work? Thanks!
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In the past BMW has not associated the heated wheel with a Sport wheel. i.e. if you want paddles, you have to give up heating. If you notice in the video there are no spare sockets for the paddles to connect to.
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In the past BMW has not associated the heated wheel with a Sport wheel. i.e. if you want paddles, you have to give up heating. If you notice in the video there are no spare sockets for the paddles to connect to.
Hi Chris,

Unless I was mislead, I just bought and have received a paddle shift sport wheel (like the one in the pic above) steering wheel which has lane departure, heated, etc..... They specifically mentioned heated on eBay ad..... steering wheel came out of Europe; has ///M logo (factory installed; not aftermarket) all all the features mine currently has.... pics with red background are from eBay ad and one with carpeting in background I just took....










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