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'99 a6 steering wheel on '96 a4

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by fARQUARE, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. fARQUARE
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    hello, just a quick question, will this physically fit?

    if so will i have any headaches with airbag wiring or is it plug and play?

    thanks in advance.
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    Early a4 steering wheels were held on with a nut, but i'm sure ( could be wrong) later models 98/99 and onwards were held on with a splined head bolt.

    However not sure when the a6 model changed to splined head bolt
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    Different thread on the column I guess then...

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    Totally different but you can get adaptors from vw dealer to fit the later steering wheel to the early steering column.
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    You may be able to change the column, they must go for peanuts on eBay as don't think I've heard of one breaking.
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    What about airbag wiring, plug and play or pain in the rump?

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    Good point. They are both single stage so you are ok in that respect, the plugs my be different but they can be changed, with little cost
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    any idea on the part number of if you need to change anything else?
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    Looks like part number 8a0 419 787b

    I'll keep scratching about.....

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    Interested in this adapter as I have a mint splined A4 sport wheel sitting on the shelf by my front door but my A4 has the old nutted fitment.
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    Well on ETKA its just listed as a spacer sleeve and costs £22.09 + vat
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    Can't find an image of it for the life of me :(
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    Anybody progressed further with this?
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    Whats not very clear though is if that allows the early A4 wheel to fit later A4's, or the early A4 wheel to fit even earlier cars...
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    Im still looking for an aswer to this too. Ii need to take my wheel off this weekend to replace a faulty wiper stalk so i'll have a poke about while i've got it off to see if this adaptor would do the job or not

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    well, i've had the wheel off a few times this week. Here are a few shots of the wheel and the new wheel which doesnt seem to fit....

    not sure if the adaptor mentioned above would be any good as the airbag wires look different.
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    It's a single stage airbag so it should be ok, but you will have to change the plug on the wiring harness.Wiyh taking any airbag from another/later model of car there is always a Risk it won't fire in an accident.
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