BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing/replacing steering wheel

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension / Steering wheel / Removing and installing/replacing steering wheel

NOTE: Chassis/wheel alignment is not necessary after the steering wheel has been removed and installed or replaced.

Necessary preliminary work:

  • Remove AIRBAG UNIT.

Move wheels/steering wheel into straight-ahead driving position.

Disconnect plug connection.

Release screw (1) and remove steering wheel.

Suspension

Suspension

NOTE: There are clock springs installed with and without a mechanical anti-twist lock.

Clock spring without mechanical anti-twist lock: (recognizable at the inspection glass for the mark of the neutral position)

  • Do not twist the clock spring.
  • Check zero position of clock spring on steering column switch cluster.
  • Zero position is correct only when yellow mark (1) is clearly visible!

Installation note:

Before fitting steering wheel on steering column, ensure correct cable routing.

Align steering wheel by way of marking (1) to steering column marking (2) and attach.

Suspension

Replacement:

  • Modify design cover.
  • Modify multifunction steering wheel switch.
  • If necessary, modify steering wheel electronics module control unit.

REPLACING DESIGN COVER FOR SPORT STEERING WHEEL

NOTE: Procedure is described under removing SWITCHES for multifunction steering wheel.

    Removing and installing/replacing sport steering wheel
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