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    Default Whats this stalk for?

    Is it for power adjusting steering column? I'm referring to the one not highlighted by the sun.

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    Yes.
    '01 540it, 6/01
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    Yes and it doesn't belong in an '89.
    "The gas pedal wouldn't go to the floor if it weren't meant to be there"

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    believe this photo is of a 95 because the steering wheel has an acutal rondel vs stamped in the airbag cover.
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    1995 525i Auto, M50TU 2.5L, EAT chip, 1/95 build, USA, 205/65/15 tires, ASC+T, HID, lumbar, EC Mirror, BMW Alpine 5 radio with BMW-Pioneer CD Changer, abt 236k miles, Oxford Green/Parchment

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    That would make sense. I was assuming it was the car belonging to the poster.
    "The gas pedal wouldn't go to the floor if it weren't meant to be there"

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    Is modding this steering column into a non electric column possible ?

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    May be possible. However, you may need to avoid a car made after 1/95 as it has a more advanced security system/lock which may not be compatible with an older car.
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    1995 525i Auto, M50TU 2.5L, EAT chip, 1/95 build, USA, 205/65/15 tires, ASC+T, HID, lumbar, EC Mirror, BMW Alpine 5 radio with BMW-Pioneer CD Changer, abt 236k miles, Oxford Green/Parchment

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    its a 95 value pack car or an early car with a column swap
    -Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Son View Post
    its a 95 value pack car or an early car with a column swap
    What is a "value pack" ? Is it the same as the preminum package?
    BTW, all US e34 95's had a "telescoping steering wheel adjustment" regardless of trim per my 95 brochure.
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    1995 525i Auto, M50TU 2.5L, EAT chip, 1/95 build, USA, 205/65/15 tires, ASC+T, HID, lumbar, EC Mirror, BMW Alpine 5 radio with BMW-Pioneer CD Changer, abt 236k miles, Oxford Green/Parchment

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    All '95s have telescoping columns, but early non-540 '95s have manual telescope, all later '95 cars (I think 1/95 was the changeover) have power telescope. Might be easier to just swap the power column with a manual one because of the way the mechanisms work. EWS shouldn't be a problem, regardless, because the antenna ring fits around the ignition cylinder...standardized.

    edit: sorry russell, that wasn't necessarily directed at you, just hit "respond"

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