E82 Heated steering wheel retrofit possibility

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Re: E82 Heated steering wheel retrofit possibility

Post by Baz&Beanz » Fri May 22, 2015 11:40 pm

Does the heated button sit where cruise control is? I have rain sensors and cruise on my 123d so can I fit the heated wheel button just to make it work?

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Re: E82 Heated steering wheel retrofit possibility

Post by RichIbizaSport » Tue May 26, 2015 11:08 pm

No, the button is on the right hand side of the steering column. Cruise is a stalk on the left.
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Re: E82 Heated steering wheel retrofit possibility

Post by Jimbo. » Wed May 27, 2015 10:15 am

Had no idea this was an option! Must be one of the rarest out there?
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Re: E82 Heated steering wheel retrofit possibility

Post by Baz&Beanz » Sat May 30, 2015 5:13 am

So how do you know if you have the heatable wheel? Is it just a case of fitting the switch if you have to get it working?

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Re: E82 Heated steering wheel retrofit possibility

Post by awt » Sat May 30, 2015 8:03 am

You can also use a slip ring from the e70 X5 with heated steering wheel, as they are used on 1-series with Performance steering wheel.

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Re: E82 Heated steering wheel retrofit possibility

Post by RichIbizaSport » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:08 pm

awt wrote:You can also use a slip ring from the e70 X5 with heated steering wheel, as they are used on 1-series with Performance steering wheel.
How sure about that are you? I'm looking to add cruise control and there are several x5 heated wheel + cruise slip rings on ebay. Compared to 0 for the 1 series.

Different part numbers from what I can see. Also, the x5 has the heating button on the face of the wheel - not on the side of the column.
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Re: E82 Heated steering wheel retrofit possibility

Post by awt » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:53 am

A slip ring from an e70 X5 with heated steering wheel has three extra connections, which should be enough. I've just mounted a Performance Steering wheel on my e81, and the slip ring I used had part number 61319122381, and the connector that goes in to the back had part number 61136954518.

The one on the right with the cable is the one from the X5.
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While doing this I noticed that the OEM slip ring had two spare connections as well, (maybe for cars with paddles?), maybe these can be used?

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Re: E82 Heated steering wheel retrofit possibility

Post by Dubstar » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:59 pm

Hi Awt,
But the slipring feom the x5 has a 3pin connector and the ecu modul in the steering wheel has an 4 pin. How do you fix this?

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