Steering Wheel Swap Question

Fergal Hennessy

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Hi,

this has been probably been asked before but most threads I come across relate to swapping from a old MFSW to a new MFSW.

I have a 2012 A4 B8 pre-facelift model. It has the standard 4 spoke non function steering wheel as seen below:
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I was looking to get a flat bottom steering wheel and round airbag to replace my current one. I know most flat bottom wheels have buttons on them but I’ve sourced a round wheel with blanks for the buttons as seen in this link: https://srotas24.co.uk/car-parts/sa...k-steering-wheel-8k0419091bl-10187630994.html

I wanted to know if I was able to just plug and play swap the new steering wheel for the old 4 spoke without any mods? So I wouldn’t be using the buttons on the new ones I’d blank them out, so could I just plug the new one in without a problem? And since I’d be getting a round airbag with dual stage, could I just connect my old dual stage connectors into the new bag and have it work fine?

Any help is appreciated.
 

NHN

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It may need wiring changes to make work,
 

NHN

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No yours is a 4 spoke that's 3 spoke, airbag won't fit.
 

Fergal Hennessy

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No yours is a 4 spoke that's 3 spoke, airbag won't fit.
Sorry I didn’t word that right.

If the 3 spoke wheel was purchased as well as a 3 spoke bag with correct part number and with the correct bag connections (or I re-used the airbag connections from my 4 spoke) would that still need extra work?
 

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Just buy a complete 3 spoke wheel & fit, may need wiring adaptions if of an A3, at etc but kinda ******* in the wind a little tbh mate when complete used wheels can be found reasonably priced, subjectively of course.
 

Fergal Hennessy

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Just buy a complete 3 spoke wheel & fit, may need wiring adaptions if of an A3, at etc but kinda ******* in the wind a little tbh mate when complete used wheels can be found reasonably priced, subjectively of course.
Will see what I can find and work out anyway, thanks for the info!
 
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