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Thread: I need info some steering wheel info

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    Default I need info some steering wheel info

    I would like to know if anyone here has any information regarding the functionality of an E46 airbag wheel mounted into a 1992 535iM. I know the wheel will fit, but will the airbag function? Is there anything that can be done to make it work? Is it impossible to transplant AND function properly? Am I wasting my time? Any help would be much appreciated, especially if it's explained.

    Thanks in advance

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    u might be able to do it.
    however iirc the e46 has a 2 stage bag
    and the e34 sensors/triggers are setup for
    a 1 stage.... in *theory* u could make it work,
    but i wouldn't even bother as there is a ton of
    stuff that u might not be taking into account...

    the angle of the bag deployment, the size of the bag,
    etc etc we have no idea about any of this, so u may
    be making the car more dangeous...

    that is why it is illegal (federal law) to tamper with an oem
    airbag system

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    exactly what he said. i wouldnt risk it, theres a lot of things to take into account. I would stick with OEM, just AC badge it or something...
    jeff


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    Quote Originally Posted by spoolinturbo
    exactly what he said. i wouldnt risk it, theres a lot of things to take into account. I would stick with OEM, just AC badge it or something...
    jeff

    I did the swap originally. There are two plugs on the backside of the airbag (E46) one orange and one black. There is one plug on the backside of the E34 airbag. The orange ones are identical, meaning you could fire the first stage of the airbag. I bothered not to hook it up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon K
    I did the swap originally. There are two plugs on the backside of the airbag (E46) one orange and one black. There is one plug on the backside of the E34 airbag. The orange ones are identical, meaning you could fire the first stage of the airbag. I bothered not to hook it up.


    Does that mean I won't get a full deployment if an accident occurs? Will hooking up just the orange cause a false deployment? Could I splice both connectors to the one orange lead and get both stages to fire? Any and all info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Am I the only one that's scared just by reading this??

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    I can't help you with the airbag, other than I wouldn't chance it!

    But I am looking for a set of 17" staggerred 8" and 9" rears.... can you help me?
    ^^ ><((({>

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    You're not the only one. I personally wouldn't bother with getting the airbag hooked up, but it would be cool to have use of the stereo controls. That to is probably far fetched with my stock KE-83 HU.

    Ralph Mendoza Jr. - Long Beach, CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by uscharalph
    You're not the only one. I personally wouldn't bother with getting the airbag hooked up, but it would be cool to have use of the stereo controls. That to is probably far fetched with my stock KE-83 HU.
    Yeah I didn't bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkman540i
    I can't help you with the airbag, other than I wouldn't chance it!

    But I am looking for a set of 17" staggerred 8" and 9" rears.... can you help me?
    Sadly I can't........I had several sets of Racing Dynamics RGP wheels 17x8.5" and 9.5", I offered to all the boys here first, nobody stepped-up, so I sold them locally for $200 more than I was asking for here..... so it worked out well for me....sorry. Otherwise, with the exception of reconditioned (3yr warranty) OE BMW 17" E39 radial spokes (style32?) w/ rings 17x8 and 17x9, I can't help ya. Hope this helps.

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