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Changing Steering Wheel?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by AudiSport, Nov 4, 2010.

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    Hi All,

    My new B7 A4 SE 4-spoke steering wheel (multi-function) is thin and, well nasty. So I would like to change it to an S-line 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel. What is involved and how long will it take?

    Also I notice on ebay lots of the S-line steering wheels don't have the (S-Line) badge?
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    Unfortunately I think you will also need to change the airbag which is very costly.

    I have a 3 spoke mfsw available should you be interested. It's not new but in vgc. and I bought it thinking it would fit my A3 but unfortunately the airbag is different again !

    Assuming you get the new airbag the change over will take 15-20 minutes after disconnecting the battery.

    Cheers
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    Hi Mike, thanks for the info. PM sent about your steering wheel.
    Can anyone confirm the airbag issue?
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    I'm pretty sure Mike is right and you need a 3-spoke airbag. You could disconnect your battery, take off your airbag (just two screws behind the steering wheel) and check the part number. 3 spoke airbags are 8E0 201 880 (I think as that's from memory!).
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    Jees, your right. Airbags are going for £295 second hand! Theres me thinking they would come with the S-Line steering wheel!
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    Good guess with the part no. - it's actually 8E0 880 201 CG 6PS(black) £532 new from Audi !!!!!!!!!
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    It's an Audi mate - nothing comes cheap !! :ohmy:
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    Keep your eye open on ebay.de, sometimes a wheel goes with an airbag for around £200.
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    Awww, close.....do I win anything :happy:
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