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    Audi A3 to S3 steering wheel conversion

    As title says is it a matter of a straight swap?

    Would this one fit?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/audi-s3-leathe...1%7C240%3A1318

    Looking to put one into my 97 a3 TDI...

    ANy help appreciated.

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    anyone???

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    Im pretty sure its a straight swap.. But your going to have to deal with the airbag myth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibzzzzz View Post
    Im pretty sure its a straight swap.. But your going to have to deal with the airbag myth!
    whats the airbag myth mate?

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    The whole "have/don't have to disconnect the battery". I would, to be on the safe side...But that wheel looks exactly like my pre-facelift sports wheel just without the badge!
    2006 - A4 - 1997 1.8T 20VS, Full Black Recaro Leathers, Concert, Climate Control, Facelifted, Remus, Front armrest! - Sold
    2007 - A3 20vs -bridge gap motor....
    2008 - Think its time for the Civic Type R.
    2009 - Screw a Type R. Got a VR6 instead (missed even now)
    2011 - Focus St170. < what was i thinking...
    2012 - Lateee 8L S3 with EVERY extra....Broken...other asn members enjoying my parts!
    NOW! - B5 S4 Avant - 2.7 Twin Turbo POWWEERR! WWOOOOOSSSHHH!

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    " THE ODD MARK HERE AND THERE " ?? The leather looks pretty wrecked on the right side. No reserve and no bids though, hope you get yourself a bargain! I can't see why Audi would have a different steering column fitment between the A3 and S3.
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    yeah i used that as example ive got one the same somewhere else but didnt have a pic.

    cheers
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    Yeah thats the pre-facelift version, I've worked many times on my audi's & not once disconnected the battery for airbag work, but upto you, the airbag conversion for facelift is purely a wire reversal, I did this on my 99 S3 when had with a facelift alcantara wheel from the RS4, same as the S3 facelift wheel just suede instead & airbag same, note facelift airbag is different shape to pre-facelift so wont fit, www.airbagsforsale.com are good for airbags if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Yeah thats the pre-facelift version, I've worked many times on my audi's & not once disconnected the battery for airbag work, but upto you, the airbag conversion for facelift is purely a wire reversal, I did this on my 99 S3 when had with a facelift alcantara wheel from the RS4, same as the S3 facelift wheel just suede instead & airbag same, note facelift airbag is different shape to pre-facelift so wont fit, www.airbagsforsale.com are good for airbags if needed.

    The airbag will come with the wheel mate i am getting.

    My car is 97 a3 tdi. But im getting a 2002 s3 wheel so i have to cross wires? or is it same fit?

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    Yeah well I had to so I should think yours also needs swapping

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