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

I have just bought a BMW 318ie automatic LHD (1997) engine size 1.796,and it needs a new steering wheel, can you tell me which one i need. I beleive they start with an E (example E30,E60)

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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.

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