Steering wheel removal on Z3

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BeemerBoyo
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Steering wheel removal on Z3

Post by BeemerBoyo » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 07:46

As my beloved Zed is now on his winter holidays I have decided to get my steeringwheel refurbished by Royal Steering Wheels.

I am a bit nervous about removing the wheel and cant seem to find a good step by step guide anywhere.

Its a 2002 sport facelift and recently had the slip rings replaced by my local independent service guys.

Can anybody point me in theright direction?

Bowler has sent me a link (fogot to thank him) but its not the best.

Seems some wheels have springs and some have trx screws to hold the airbag in.

Appreciate any help.
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Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

Post by ('_')Z3 » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 13:09

Here's an example

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It's really not very difficult at all. 20 mins to remove it tops
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Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

Post by bertiejaffa » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 17:31

which wheel do you have?
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BeemerBoyo
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Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

Post by BeemerBoyo » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 18:09

Thanks for this info thats extremely comprehensive.

I have the 3 spoke M wheel just like a 3.2 M model this is standard fit, very shiny and hard with 94,000 miles of use.

I should be able to remove this with this information.

Cheers guys.
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Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

Post by handsomejackuk » Sat 12 Nov, 2016 22:30

have a look at my thread on beige wheel.. i try and find you a linky, but basically you need torx bits i think t27 and t20, and a 18mm to remove the wheel. disconnect the vehicle battery too so as not to trigger air bag light...

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Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

Post by Rafolian » Sun 13 Nov, 2016 08:48

I think you disconnect the battery for safety (poss triggering the airbag, not the light). I have removed the wheel on mine on numerous occasions and the light always came on when the battery was reconnected. Extinguished with an 18 quid resetting tool from flea-bay!

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Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 13 Nov, 2016 10:55

Rafolian wrote:I think you disconnect the battery for safety (poss triggering the airbag, not the light). I have removed the wheel on mine on numerous occasions and the light always came on when the battery was reconnected. Extinguished with an 18 quid resetting tool from flea-bay!
If you connect it all up properly before reconnecting the battery - or even before turning the key - then the airbag light shouldn't come on. The battery disconnection as you say is a nod to safety and the worry that the airbag could be triggered, however Ive done it a number of times and forgot to disconnect the battery first and my head is still on my shoulders :D

As Rafolian says - if the airbag light does come on theres no need to worry - theres plenty of forum members with reset tools or they are cheap enough from fleabag.

Get the wheel down to Jack - Ive had all my wheels recovered, not just the Z3 ones and the difference is amazing.
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Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

Post by BeemerBoyo » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 06:38

Went to the classic car show on Sunday at the NEC. Treated myself to a Bentley Publishing Z3 workshop guide. It was not a bargain, they wanted £95 for it and I haggled down to £80 cash. Cheapest I could see on line at the time was £76 plus shipping so I bought it. It has a very extensive section on removing, disassembling and replacing the steering wheel so I will use this as a guide.

The Bentley manual was in its original wrapper and brand new.

Incidentaly saw a fully loaded Z3 3.0 ltr for sale with just 24k miles on clock in titan silver with red black leather for £14,995!!!!

Nice car but it did not sell. There was also a very clean 1.9 facelift low miles for £6k in hell red so I wonder if values are creeping up?
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Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

Post by gookah » Fri 18 Nov, 2016 16:18

creeping up to a point where they dont sell....
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Re: Steering wheel removal on Z3

Post by Lewy » Mon 21 Nov, 2016 01:35

BeemerBoyo wrote:Went to the classic car show on Sunday at the NEC. Treated myself to a Bentley Publishing Z3 workshop guide. It was not a bargain, they wanted £95 for it and I haggled down to £80 cash. Cheapest I could see on line at the time was £76 plus shipping so I bought it. It has a very extensive section on removing, disassembling and replacing the steering wheel so I will use this as a guide.

The Bentley manual was in its original wrapper and brand new.

Incidentaly saw a fully loaded Z3 3.0 ltr for sale with just 24k miles on clock in titan silver with red black leather for £14,995!!!!

Nice car but it did not sell. There was also a very clean 1.9 facelift low miles for £6k in hell red so I wonder if values are creeping up?
I have this in PDF format if anyone needs it ;)

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