Question about 2000 BMW 3 Series

1 Answer

How to remove the steering wheel from a 318 E46

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 438 Answers

Disconnect the negative battery terminal using a 10mm wrench and secure it away from the battery. Allow the car to sit for 10 minutes before attempting to continue.Locate the two airbag release holes behind the top of the steering wheel. Insert a thin flat bladed screw driver through the hole and push on the airbag retention spring. When the spring is pushed in, the airbag will release. It can take a little time to find the spring, so be patient. Repeat the same step on the other side of the steering wheel. Lift airbag away from steering wheel and locate connectors on back of airbag. Using a small flat blade screwdriver, Pry the connector clip upwards. Once the tab is up, unplug and repeat on the other connector. Store airbag in a safe place with the front facing upwards.Remove the top plug inside the steering wheel from the slip ring and move aside. Using a 16mm socket, remove the bolt in the center of the steering wheel. You will need to hold the wheel tight with one hand while you break the bolt loose with the other. A second person can hold the wheel also while bolt is broken loose. Once bolt is out, pull the wheel towards you to remove from the column.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

Testimonial: "Thankyou for your reply, this has been very helpful and allows the repair of the horn to be carried out safely. Thanks again. Dave T"

  • nwiain Jan 28, 2011

    Thanks very much, very helpfull advise, got me out of a hole once again.
    Iain N

×

Ad

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 104 Answers

SOURCE: Remove me Steering wheel bmw 1999 e46 3 series

Disconnect negative battery cable. Locate airbag retentions on back of steering wheel. Unbolt or unclip retention devices, and release airbag. Then: Unplug airbag electrical connector. Remove nut or bolt in center of steering wheel with pneumatic impact wrench if necessary . Using appropriate steering wheel removal tool kit, carefully remove steering wheel, paying attention to associated wires, etc. Unplug anything not accompanying wheel, or that is in the way. Pay close attention to any rods, or contact pieces associated with the horn button(s.) Replace these upon reinstall. Reverse order to install including tightening center bolt to 35-55 ft-lbs. If this is your first stg wheel removal, try an old chevy, preferrably someone else's! If inexperienced, don't risk bruising your favorite Bimmer!!! Hope this helps you make your decision. Tater Todd

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Steering radio not functioning


need to connect plug and play wiring loom

Apr 24, 2014 | 2002 BMW 318

1 Answer

Steering radio control not functioning


as the car never had the radio control wheel in the first place you would have to make sure that the radio has the relevent wiring to connent to one , i think you might find you'll have to install a wiring loom that connects the radio to the wheel buttons

Apr 24, 2014 | 2002 BMW 318

1 Answer

Steering radio control is not functioning


need t connect the plug and play wiring loom

Apr 24, 2014 | 2002 BMW 318

1 Answer

I need a new steering wheel for a BMW318ie LHD (1997)


disconnect neg battery lead, from underneath the steering wheel remove 2 torque screws and carefully remove airbag unit disconnect the 2 wires underneath it first, remove bottom steering column cover, next remove keys and allow steering lock to engage with the road wheels pointing straight ahead remove wheel centre stud, wriggle bump shake steering wheel till it slips of splines disconnect wires from underneath and remove wheel, installation is reverse, make sure you position steering wheel straight ahead, dont reconnect battery till airbag unit is reinstalled or you will get a warning light illuminating.

May 16, 2010 | 1997 BMW 318

1 Answer

My bmw 318 steering wheel is locked


common problem and will probably nessesitate replacing ignition switch barrel and steering lock, you will have to remove upper and lower steering covers and lower steering column to lowest position to allow you access to the two shear bolts which hold the steering lock assembly to the steering column, your local bmw agent shoul be able to get you the parts to allow you to use your own keys.

Mar 06, 2010 | 1997 BMW 318

1 Answer

I have had the bushes and arms done on my e46


Check and ELIMINATE the Possible Problem With WHEEL BALLANCING on SAID AXEL. Sounds as if A Wheel is Not Ballanced Properly. This Is Assuming that your Wheel "BEARINGS are GOOD.

Oct 31, 2009 | 1999 BMW 328 Series

1 Answer

Remove me Steering wheel bmw 1999 e46 3 series


Disconnect negative battery cable. Locate airbag retentions on back of steering wheel. Unbolt or unclip retention devices, and release airbag. Then: Unplug airbag electrical connector. Remove nut or bolt in center of steering wheel with pneumatic impact wrench if necessary . Using appropriate steering wheel removal tool kit, carefully remove steering wheel, paying attention to associated wires, etc. Unplug anything not accompanying wheel, or that is in the way. Pay close attention to any rods, or contact pieces associated with the horn button(s.) Replace these upon reinstall. Reverse order to install including tightening center bolt to 35-55 ft-lbs. If this is your first stg wheel removal, try an old chevy, preferrably someone else's! If inexperienced, don't risk bruising your favorite Bimmer!!! Hope this helps you make your decision. Tater Todd

Jan 28, 2009 | 1999 BMW 318 ti

1 Answer

Steering wheel alignment


Hi

Expect Kwik Fit have adjusted the tracking / wheel alignment at some time, and adjusted one track rod more than the other. ?

Count the threads showing ! ...I expect this will become apparent.

You need to have the tracking / alignment rechecked with track rods even lengths both sides.

Then if you road test and find the steering wheel out of alignment, remove steering wheel, and move round the correct position on the steering column splines.

Hope this is of help.

Good Luck !

John.

Jan 20, 2009 | 1999 BMW 318 ti

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 BMW 3 Series Logo

2,163 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top BMW Experts

Frankie B

Level 2 Expert

65 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

272 Answers

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

254 Answers

Are you a BMW Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...