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    Steering wheel question

    I'm about to purchase "new"/refurbished steering wheel to my car. Seller says that it will fit to almost any MB model at the same era. Obviosly seller has no excact info which car steering wheel were removed. Seller thinks that it is an original G series steering wheel and it is some sort of AMG DTM special edition and I'm bit suspicious this AMG DTM orginality.

    Here is the picture of this "AMG DTM" steering wheel:

    w463 steering wheel.png

    If this is really taken from W463 G model does the steering wheel fit our cars without any serious modifications? How about the airbag, does W124 airbag fit to G-series steering wheel? And what is the original leather color of the steering wheel at g-series? Anthracite?

    Or do you have better knowledge or guess which model this kind of steering wheel would be orgin from?

    Hope you guys could help me.


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    Re: Steering wheel question

    I think it's only DTM in the seller's mind. Appears to be a nice aftermarket wheel with pistol grips and walnut wood. MB used the same/similar wheels on many different chassis in the 1990's so it could be from anything and fit dozens of years/models. You'd need a photo of the back side, or the inside (with airbag removed) to determine fitment. Early steering wheels cannot fit later cars without drilling/Dremeling additional holes, but late wheels are backwards-compatible with early cars.

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    Post Re: Steering wheel question

    Quote Originally Posted by jnes View Post
    I'm about to purchase "new"/refurbished steering wheel to my car. Seller says that it will fit to almost any MB model at the same era. Obviosly seller has no excact info which car steering wheel were removed. Seller thinks that it is an original G series steering wheel and it is some sort of AMG DTM special edition and I'm bit suspicious this AMG DTM orginality.

    Here is the picture of this "AMG DTM" steering wheel:

    w463 steering wheel.png

    If this is really taken from W463 G model does the steering wheel fit our cars without any serious modifications? How about the airbag, does W124 airbag fit to G-series steering wheel? And what is the original leather color of the steering wheel at g-series? Anthracite?

    Or do you have better knowledge or guess which model this kind of steering wheel would be orgin from?

    Hope you guys could help me.

    you have to make shure at least that it is an original mercedes steering wheel
    i bought an aftermarked steeering wheel.."just like this"...in a way..
    and i had a hard time fitting it...the airbag would not fit onto the steering wheel..the fastening bolts for it in the back...was different length between them...

    i have a video about the subject.



    actually 3 parts..but i think this 1 part covers the problems i had.

    by the way..i think it was RAID that "modified" or "built" these steering wheels for AMG ..when they were new...not shure..but i think i remember reading that somewhere..or seen a picture somewyhere....but at least make shure there is a Mercedes STAR logo in the casting of the steering wheel..down in the center..just on the side of the center hole.The steering wheel i got...in the video..did NOT have a Mercedes STAR logo in there..so mine was a re pro..
    1992 w124 500e "Blackbeauty"
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    Re: Steering wheel question

    Thanks lowman! I just read your topic about these steering wheel issues. I sent email to seller to have more pictures from the back of the steering wheel and with airbag removed. I'll post pics here as soon as I recieve them.

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    Re: Steering wheel question

    Okay I recieved more pics.

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    airbag_removed.jpg

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    Re: Steering wheel question

    It would be nice to see the back side
    However it seems to be from 2001

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    Re: Steering wheel question

    Quote Originally Posted by jnes View Post
    Okay I recieved more pics.

    mounting_bracket.jpg

    airbag_removed.jpg
    Awesome.Then its definetly a Mercedes steering wheel..and you will NOT have the issues i had Then its a plug and play ,,more or less. ..on your car
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    Re: Steering wheel question

    That is a late-style wheel... will fit on any 124 if you swap on the appropriate squibb (contact ring) as needed.


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    Re: Steering wheel question

    I bought the steering wheel. I'll post more pics as soon as I recieve it.

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