A7 C7.5 Steering wheel upgrade

jimbojet

Registered User
Hi
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all,

Done loads of research on this and think I’ve managed to decipher what can and can’t be retrofitted to the A7!

I’ve a 2016 A7 3.0tdi with a round (non heated) steering wheel. I want to upgrade it to a ‘chunkier’ flat bottom if I can.

What I’ve determined so far (I think!);

- With my round wheel I could only use my airbag on another A6/7 round wheel as the airbags for the flat bottoms are different!
- If I want a flat bottom I will have to buy both a wheel and bag combo from a similarly aged C7.5 (A6/S6/RS6 A7/S7/RS7).
- Other variant wheel and airbag combos won’t fit my C7.5 as my cars cable is only interchangeable with C7/C7.5 airbags. So they means A1/3/4/5 and Q series wheel and bag combos won’t fit as the cables are different.
- Newer C8 wheel and bag combos won’t fit either for the same cable issue reason.


So, I believe my only plug and play option is to buy a used A6/A7 C7/C7.5 flat bottom with bag combo. That said I’ve seen a few posts where owners have retrofitted (or claim to have) combos from other variants such as the TT.

Ultimately I don’t want to have to add ‘modules’ or tamper with airbag cables to make any wheel work, but what other options might I have and is my research correct????

Hopefully this will help others too as I’ve done loads of research and can’t find any definitive answers!

Many thanks in advance!


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BD55SOL

Registered User
For mine I went onto ebay searched flat bottom and a seller who customs wheels will pop up. You can send your wheel and they'll send you the one you ordered once received or you can order it and they'll refund you the price of your wheel when it comes. They had loads of options for materials and trims and I absolutely love mine. Found it was the best bet for me...hope that helps

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RAF_S7

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Hi James,

Didn’t realise you were already a member here!

This is the wheel I fitted.

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I’ve had this one a while - was fitted to my 2014 A7 and transferred it to my S7 a few years ago.
This is an original RS7 wheel, but I purchased the airbag separately. After a lot of faffing around with eBay I ended up purchasing from the dealer.

Any flat bottom wheel from the A6 or A7 range (C7/7.5) will fit (not the C8) and the model badge at the bottom is changeable.

Good luck finding what you want.

Cheers,
John.
 

RAF_S7

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jimbojet

Registered User
Hi James,

Didn’t realise you were already a member here!

This is the wheel I fitted.

2017-04-21%2010.44.06_zpsduzdf4j0.jpg


I’ve had this one a while - was fitted to my 2014 A7 and transferred it to my S7 a few years ago.
This is an original RS7 wheel, but I purchased the airbag separately. After a lot of faffing around with eBay I ended up purchasing from the dealer.

Any flat bottom wheel from the A6 or A7 range (C7/7.5) will fit (not the C8) and the model badge at the bottom is changeable.

Good luck finding what you want.

Cheers,
John.

Thanks John, yes been a member for a long time after many years of owning Audis.

Must say this steering wheel has been a nightmare in deciphering what does and doesn’t fit. Thanks for your help, made it a lot clearer.

I’ll keep an eye out for the A6/7 flat bottom and bag combos which occasionally come up. Shame as I’d loved to have retrofitted the newer TT wheel and bag.

Thanks again and I’ll update here with any progress!

Cheers J


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RS3 S.

Registered User
Hi James,

Didn’t realise you were already a member here!

This is the wheel I fitted.

2017-04-21%2010.44.06_zpsduzdf4j0.jpg


I’ve had this one a while - was fitted to my 2014 A7 and transferred it to my S7 a few years ago.
This is an original RS7 wheel, but I purchased the airbag separately. After a lot of faffing around with eBay I ended up purchasing from the dealer.

Any flat bottom wheel from the A6 or A7 range (C7/7.5) will fit (not the C8) and the model badge at the bottom is changeable.

Good luck finding what you want.

Cheers,
John.
...........now this would look so good on my RS6!!!!! it's stunning mate.
 

RAF_S7

Well-Known Member
Gold Supporter
James, did you get a wheel in the end?

Just seen this one on flee bay —> here

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