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What flat bottom steering wheel will fit? A3 8P 54 Reg

Bramley Jan 15, 2013

  1. Bramley

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    Hey,

    I have an A3 8P 54 Reg.

    I want to change the standard sport wheel to a Flat Bottomed one, does anyone know of any that are a straight swap?

    Cheers
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Airbag systems are different.

    The fbmfsw would use a dual stage system, yours would be a single stage, I can connect it so it uses the single stage & there would be no errors, but I cant give you 100% guarantee the airbag will deploy, then again no airbag system has 100% guarantee tbh, but thats for you to decide, but it can be done.

    Its not plugnplay, as you'd more than likely need some other parts to allow coding, functionality, if you are looking for an installer, send me a PM :)
     
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  3. Bramley

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    Which steering wheel is this???

    I dont need a MF steering wheel, I havent got one currently
     
  4. NHN

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    Ok, but normally when people say FB version, its 99.999% the MF version aswell.

    Still will have airbag issue to deal with.
     
  5. NHN

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    Will any of what fit on an a3 8p 54?
     
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  6. NHN

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    lmao
     
  7. mike foster

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    No chance !!
     
  8. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    look at your airbag os it round prob not
    so the ansewr is ?
    ill let you tell me.
     
  9. Bramley

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    Well this is why I asked the question, I dont know if front of the steering wheel is just an airbag cover!
     
  10. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    sod the air bag be a men and drive without it! Job sorted and few spare quid in the pocket
     
  11. Bramley

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    No I absolutley agree you have been helpfull-ish, not really answered any of my questions, non the less you have been more helpfull than anyoen else thats replied. Standard with a forum really, only 1 out of 20 people who arent up their own arse.
     
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  12. Bramley

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    Can you buy covers for the airbag insert?? Rather than just leaving a big hole
     
  13. RedDejavu

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    if you want rounded air bag with flat bottom steering wheel then you wont be able to fit your old air bag and I suggest to buy new one that fits and costs aproxx £300 + steering wheel cost + coding and not sure but you may need double DIN conversion.

    Driving without an airbag is somewhat asking for trouble and you should always have one fitted and working otherwise you will see faults in the dash and in your head after having any collision:].

    Dont think you can find blanking cover for A3 flat bottom steering wheels as this is integrated with an air bag.
     
  14. mike foster

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    Do you mean like this :- AUDI TT RS4 RS6 R8 S5 S3 A8 AIRBAG COVER NEW | eBay

    10 second search on ebay !

    You will have DIS errors and no horn, never mind no safety system so when it comes to MOT it will fail.
     
  15. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    If your current wheel looks like either of these then you wont get an airbag from a FB wheel working in your car, although some say its possible you cant really test it out (unless your a crash test dummy):

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    as for the MF buttons the option you would have is this:
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    Now if you have this shape airbag already in your car (not likely though) then you can put a proper flat bottom wheel in

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    Here is a thread where it is discussed and nigel said it was possible http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...9-help-single-dual-stage-airbag-retrofit.html

    another thread with some insight as to why it wont work: http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/170607-airbag-swap-issue.html

    and more search results: site:audi-sport.net single stage airbag
     

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