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Old 03-24-2006, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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noise in steering wheel

OK, I did a lot of searching already but of no success. I have this plastic/rubber on plastic sound coming from my steering wheel when I turn either way. The sound doesn't seem to be the bearings. I took the steering wheel off several times to figure out what it was. I took apart everything airbag, steeringwheel, the plastic hub on the back of the steering wheel... I suspect it was the plastic hub, but when I took it apart to investigate it, it made no sound.


Also, if I were to get an aftermarket steering wheel, is there a way to dissable the airbag on the driverside so I don't get a light?
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't help with the noise, but MOMO makes an adapter, #2011, that has something that keeps the light from coming on. Diode, resistor, something built in to the adapter.
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I have the same thing going on with my steering wheel. ksee777, what model do you have? mine is a 97 e39. When I get a chance to try and fix it I will let you know what I find out.
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did you just say it didnt make anynoise when you took off the plastic part? umm maybe that plastic part is rubbing? id dremo out anypart that looks like it might touch the steering shaft...
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did you just say it didnt make anynoise when you took off the plastic part? umm maybe that plastic part is rubbing? id dremo out anypart that looks like it might touch the steering shaft...

what is a 332is? does that mean you have an e36 with an e46 m3 motor in it?
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what is a 332is? does that mean you have an e36 with an e46 m3 motor in it?
its a 325is with an s52 motor swapped in it which is the 3.2 liter e36 m3 engine... i love my car...
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how much did it cost altogether?
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and why dont you have any pics or info inyour vb garage?
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and why dont you have any pics or info inyour vb garage?
havent really had time... ill throw in a couple ones from when i first got the car when its not really that clean... but when i get around to doing a full detailing ill take some nice pics of it...
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pics are now up...
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