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HOW-TO: Retrofit Tilt Steering Wheel
HOW-TO: Retrofit Tilt Steering Wheel
Published by cali-ti
02-05-2006
Default HOW-TO: Retrofit Tilt Steering Wheel

NOTE! This was not an original option on the 318ti and therefore this is not a ti-specific procedure.

http://www.apexcone.com/JimPowellHom.../tiltwheel.htm

additional information provided by clex2:

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Originally Posted by clex2
you need to do a serious tear down of the steering column which necesitates removal of the airbag/steering wheel/instrument cluster/lower dash panels plus some crawling around under the car. For the not so mechanically inclined, it can be a daunting undertaking with the possibility of failure. You might get to certain point and becuase you can't get something to come apart, you could be stuck. Most places won't want to attempt this even if you paid them. But, I did it, but during the process, I had some doubts.

Another thing, you will need to make a cut out provision in the lower dash panel along with a cut out of the metal/foam knee bolster behind the panel to clear the lever.
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By clex2 on 02-24-2006, 05:10 AM
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One more useful link:

http://members.aol.com/steknight/
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By yoda on 11-03-2008, 08:03 PM
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I just bought a tilt steering column on ebay!..... Where did the link/ write up go?...
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By cali-ti on 12-06-2009, 11:10 PM
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Simple google search returned the following link which is still working:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/tech...t/E36-Tilt.htm
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By MacUser on 12-06-2009, 11:24 PM
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Cool mod ... I just have visions of my airbag deploying if I tried this.

The author of the article said "the value of the mod was measured in exclusivity, not cost or utility". If you want TRUE exclusivity, you'll do this:

That's one ugly-ass decal.
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By DesktopDave on 12-06-2009, 11:34 PM
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Cool mod ... I just have visions of my airbag deploying if I tried this.

The author of the article said "the value of the mod was measured in exclusivity, not cost or utility". If you want TRUE exclusivity, you'll do this:

That's one ugly-ass decal.
Just saw that car on Autotrader...not my style either. I'd pay more if they'd remove it.
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By tiFreak on 12-06-2009, 11:49 PM
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I like the color not a big fan of big decals like that though
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By MacUser on 12-07-2009, 12:57 AM
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Just saw that car on Autotrader...not my style either. I'd pay more if they'd remove it.
I saw it a few weeks ago. I was tempted to call and see what they'd sell it for sans the silver billboard. Some member here probably has a decal like that ... to them, I'd say "... but it looks good on your ti!"



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I like the color not a big fan of big decals like that though
I dig cordobarot as well ... it's a crime what's been done to this one.
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By roadrash on 12-07-2009, 03:39 AM
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Guys, this is a HOW-TO thread about tilt steering wheels, not a general discussion thread. Please stay on-topic, I'll clean up the thread later.
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By M GmbH on 09-24-2015, 04:46 PM
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Any updates to this tutorial? I was wandering around a pick-n-pull salvage yard and saw a '94 E36 sedan with a till wheel in it that wasn't crashed in the front. I was thinking this might be useful in my race car build because the race seat is significantly lower than original.
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