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stinkinrich
07-28-2011, 06:55 AM
Im in the process of purchasing my next BMW. It has this style of wheel fitted with all the stereo and cruise control buttons..

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/lasvegascarsforless/1997%20BMW%20740IL/IMG_2405.jpg

..and I would like to replace it with this later style of wheel.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/cni2i/101_7060.jpg

Do the two styles have the same plug connectors for the electric buttons/air bag etc? I would get one off an e39 too so I can ensure the splines will match. But i need advice on the electrical side.

Thanks in advance.

Jorge
07-28-2011, 07:20 AM
2nd pic is an E46 by the way

stinkinrich
07-28-2011, 07:58 AM
Yup knew that but the style is the same, and probably fitment.

PavelK313
07-28-2011, 12:25 PM
Its not direct swap.

BigBody
07-28-2011, 02:36 PM
it takes a little more work and know how

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/787523

stinkinrich
07-29-2011, 06:55 AM
Well bugger me , that is a job! Thanks for the link.