W208 steering wheel swap

Discussion in 'Interior' started by spongebob, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. spongebob

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    yes it will fit :)
     
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    OK, yes it will fit.

    However if its a facelift wheel then it will require a new airbag with the buttons for radio control etc. Your 1998 CLK will be pre-facelift with no buttons on the steering wheel for radio.

    You then need to add a few wires to deal with the canbus signals and the new horn wiring. You will also need to update your instrument cluster to a facelift one to cope with all this.

    And you also need an airbag ring.

    The ebay description says it is for a late model W210 which means it will be facelift.................

    if you decide to go for it, then i have a document that shows how to update to the facelift. I did this to my CLK.

    You could of course, fit it with a facelift airbag and not have the functionaility of the buttons but you would have to find a way to make the horn work.
     
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    spongebob

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    I'll stick with my old cracked grey one then !! Thanks for the advice.
    Rob
     
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    fyi, it looks like a prefacelift sport steering wheel, like the one ive just fitted, defo doesnt look like a facelift 210 one!
     
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    from looking at the wheel i agree with this - compare the wheel inner shape (ie where the airbag sits) between the pic in the howto i posted and the pic in the ebay ad
     
  8. gurpz

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    Your right, thats good news for spongebob as it means no need for modifications should be a straight swap.
     

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