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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Mon, Aug-07-2017, 05:15:56 AM   #31
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Default Re: E36 M3 three spoke steering wheel swap

Would this wheel be a direct fit for my 95 m3? Would it just require wire splicing or a new clock spring/other parts?

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Default Re: E36 M3 three spoke steering wheel swap

The second post in the thread explains in detail what you need to know.
All I know for sure without reading through all of it is you need a new turn signal bracket, slip ring, wheel, and airbag.
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The second post in the thread explains in detail what you need to know.
All I know for sure without reading through all of it is you need a new turn signal bracket, slip ring, wheel, and airbag.
I read that through a few times and am still not positive lol.
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Old Thu, Aug-10-2017, 11:42:01 PM   #34
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I read that through a few times and am still not positive lol.
None are a direct fit unless you have a 95+ non-M3 or M3 with 3/98+ build date.

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For 94 and all M3's
(cars using slip ring '804):

These cars use a slightly different stock slip ring (airbag connectors are different from 92-93 but same as '95-on). However, the horn circuits are the same as the 92-93 E36's.

This means you'll only need to splice into the horn wire on the new '111 slip ring and replace the steering column switch bracket. The airbag connector will be a direct plug-in, saving time.

The procedure is the same as above, omitting airbag wire splicing (most of steps 6-9). Easy!
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Exceptions to the '95-on procedures: some convertibles thru '97 may have used slip ring '804, and M3's from 3/98 use slip ring '111 and are therefore plug-n-play.
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None are a direct fit unless you have a 95+ non-M3 or M3 with 3/98+ build date.
So for a 95 M3 I'd just need to splice in the horn wiring and get a new switch bracket then?

I'll understand this soon, I swear.
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Old Fri, Aug-11-2017, 02:53:32 AM   #36
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So for a 95 M3 I'd just need to splice in the horn wiring and get a new switch bracket then?

I'll understand this soon, I swear.
From my understanding, YES, as long as the upgraded 3 spoke wheel comes with its clock spring.
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Old Fri, Aug-11-2017, 03:07:31 AM   #37
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From my understanding, YES, as long as the upgraded 3 spoke wheel comes with its clock spring.
Awesome.
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Old Fri, Aug-11-2017, 01:41:41 PM   #38
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I think I got everything figured out. The clicking noise turned out to be the wire from the clock spring was a little loose.

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The wheel tired turned out better than expected, after 15 minutes of cleaning all the grime off.
I have the same wheel/airbag sitting in a box...can anyone tell me which parts I need to buy?


Do the following only apply to the euro wheel?
Slip ring, p/n 32 34 1 162 111, $175 list
Steering column switch bracket, p/n 32 31 1 162 088, $3.79 list
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Default Re: E36 M3 three spoke steering wheel swap

They apply to any 4 spoke to 3 spoke swap.
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Default Re: E36 M3 three spoke steering wheel swap

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Here's a DIY I wrote up years ago when I did my swap. Has all the info you need + pics.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ighlight=wheel
This is for sure the DIY to follow. I did this exact swap on my 96 and had zero issues thanks to this DIY.

I made sure to get the correct bracket and slip ring as indicated in the DIY.

Sirius, if you're still around and reading this. Big thanks sir!
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