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      08-25-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Talking My new Mod!

Hello All,
I received this last night as a birthday present! Im going to tackle the install today with a friend. Im glad there is no coding required

BMW Performance Electronic Steering Wheel V2





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More photos when its installed... Hopefully all will go to plan
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      08-25-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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I wish it came in leather wrap option aswell. It looks soo good a night with all those flashing lights
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Nice!

Big dollars too, mind you I priced an Alcan wheel that had no lights etc for a porsche, $2100 RRP in the states. Makes BMW's stuff cheap ........relatively.

I like the Alcan too, my E92 leather wheel got tired after a few years, I tend to hold the wheel in the same place all the time and as such it shows.
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      08-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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Nice one Nick! Can't wait to see pics of it installed

The Alcantara centre trim looks money too!
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...............The Alcantara centre trim looks money too!
Only wish they had left the indent for the ///M logo with the centre cover, I would have got one too if they did
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      08-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
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Nice Nik! Now, I might need your friend's help to hook up my datalogger . At least, I just need to know wheres the best place to run a cable from the JBE through the firewall.
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Looks good Nik. We'll have to compare wheels next time we catch up.
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Smart looking wheel. Is it an easy install. Where does it pick all the info up from? Is there a sapre connection in the steering wheel controller for the extra wiring I presume??
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Nice, look forward to see the finished install.
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Smart looking wheel. Is it an easy install. Where does it pick all the info up from? Is there a sapre connection in the steering wheel controller for the extra wiring I presume??
Thanks all for the comments.
Regarding the install it looks quite detailed at first but after a few read throughs it doesnt look so hard (we will soon see). The wheel comes with a control unit that plugs in to a standard connector. I should have this done by this evening if all goes to plan. I will post more photos then.
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Only wish they had left the indent for the ///M logo with the centre cover, I would have got one too if they did
Are you saying the lack of M badge is the reason you haven't bought one? There are other centre trim options with M badge's if that is your priority.
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+1. Hope everything goes well
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Nice..How is the install going..Hope its straight forward.
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Saw this in person tonight. I want one.
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Thanks all , yeh the install went well , worked first go some tricky parts if anybody ever gets one I'd be happy to provide tips ! The most fucked thing was that BMW instructions required 2 wires to be tapped behind the obd2 port for power. These power wires do not exist on AUS delivered cars. Had to wire it up onto the cigarette lighter under armrest! I found a post of another guy in the states who ran into the same problem.
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Thanks all , yeh the install went well , worked first go some tricky parts if anybody ever gets one I'd be happy to provide tips ! The most fucked thing was that BMW instructions required 2 wires to be tapped behind the obd2 port for power. These power wires do not exist on AUS delivered cars. Had to wire it up onto the cigarette lighter under armrest! I found a post of another guy in the states who ran into the same problem.
Pictures to come tomorrow
I'd love a user review on the usability of the functions and the feel of the alcantra
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Pav I will do a review when I get a chance. I have taken some quick pics before work.






And a shitty iPhone pic last night
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Only wish they had left the indent for the ///M logo with the centre cover, I would have got one too if they did

Are you saying the lack of M badge is the reason you haven't bought one? There are other centre trim options with M badge's if that is your priority.

No, the centre cover is an option and doesn't come standard with the performance wheels. The only alcantara cover is as per the picks here, no logo, I wanted it to retain the factory look is all.
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It does look the biz nik, well done.
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      08-26-2012, 07:32 PM   #22
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Thanks mate!

The centre piece was an option. The wheel doesn't actually come with any centre , you re use the standard one. Like Vinney said They are interchangeable so you could get anything.
But I think what you want is a indentation on the wheel itself for the ///M badge ?
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